The state government of Rajasthan (India) is going to become one of the front-runner states in the e-Governance space.
The state government has adopted a four-pronged approach to galvanise its ICT machinery that includes promoting electronic governance on a wider scale, making amendments to existing IT infrastructure, elevating educational standards of the local talent pool and development of IT enabled sectors. The Rajasthan government is providing investment benefits, it is also aiming to make the internal processes of its departments efficient and ICT friendly. For that, a state datacentre has been setup in Jaipur to facilitate vertical and horizontal integration of departmental data and services. District level datacen-tres have also been put in place in 32 districts across the state. This year the government increased its IT spending by over 200 percent sanctioning a total of Rs 50 crore for the ICT sector. The e-Governance projects devised by the government pertain to computerisation of all departments to bring in more transparency and efficiency along with making intra as well as inter department communication and data exchange process smooth. One of the major projects is Aarakshi, which provides residents of Rajasthan with the facility to lodge on-line FIR. Another project e-Mitra is an integrated platform for providing government information and other services to rural and urban masses.