Directorate of Information Technology (DIT), has announced names of employees selected for the Virtual IT cadre scheme of Government of Maharashtra. Project Implementation Committee (PIC) has approved selection of six employees from different line departments, to be inducted into Maharashtra Virtual Cadre from December 1, 2013. Maharashtra would be the first state in India, to rollout such cadre.
This consists of two employees each from the CM Office and the Agriculture Department and one employee each from the School Education Department and the Finance Department. These employees would function as “IT Champions”, to spearhead various state and central level eGovernance initiatives within their own departments.
Virtual IT Cadre initiative of Government of Maharashtra aims to create a team of eGovernance champions within line-department. Government of Maharashtra is implementing very large number of e-Governance projects across various state departments.
In order to ensure successful implementation of these initiatives and sustained development of e-Governance in the line-departments, it is necessary to create strong IT teams within the departments.
These champions would execute, manage and monitor e-Governance project of the department. They shall be given extensive training on ICT and eGovernance.
They shall be appointed for initial period of three years, subject to yearly review of performance of the candidate in eGovernance. After initial appointment of three years, there shall be cooling-off period of 2 years for the selected employee. This scheme also entitles certain incentives to the selected employee.