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Ideas for Optimal e-Governance in the World

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The e-Governance scenario has come a long way ever since computers were first introduced in government offices. e-Governance is already playing a seminal role in bringing development and growth and ensuring better services to the people. Now the world at large is talking about creating online and mobility solutions that allow citizens to avail of services from the government in a seamless and transparent manner.
Yet it is also a fact that the e-Governance initiatives of various governments are largely being done on a piecemeal basis. There is a lack of holistic vision and that is perhaps the reason why the resultant benefits, in many cases, are not as great as what they could and should be. Speaking particularly of India, the e-Governance initiatives have been achieving much better results ever since the government started using the innovative Public Private Partnership models. Perhaps such holistic approach based partnership models should be replicated in other parts of the world. And the good ideas in e-Governance from other parts of the world can also be replicated in India.
On 15th and 16th of June we are hosting the prestigious eWorld Forum, 2012 in Le Méridien, New Delhi. The basic aim of eWorld Forum, 2012 is to provide a much needed international platform for discussing a new a ray of innovative strategies for making e-Governance a success on a much larger scale. The June issue of the eGov magazine serves aims to serve as a precursor to the vibrant debate and discussion on e-Governance that we will have at the eWorld Forum, 2012.
In the creation of the issue we are taking a rather broad approach towards e-Governance. The idea is to analyse various aspects of e-Governance from every possible angle. If e-Governance is about cutting edge technology, then it is also about the state of the infrastructure and the social and political realities. So in the pages of the June, 2012, issue of the magazine you will find articles, interviews, case studies and columns from every possible angle.
We have interacted with politicians, government officials, top private sector players and the thought leaders to get their ideas on the best ways of blending ICT with administrative processes and making the system of governance efficient, cost effective and transparent. These discussions conducted in the pages of the magazine, on developing integrated strategies for e-Governance, will be carried forward at the eWorld Forum, 2012, and hopefully they will lead to better quality of life for people.

We hope that you will enjoy reading this issue as much as we found joy in creating it.

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