April 2014

Empowering Citizens, Securing Country

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A cyber attack on Russian communication systems by anonymous hackers recently has compromised India’s defense dealings with Russia, according to reports. This incident has raised alarming concerns about a possible major security breach. Thus, the importance of security is ever reinforced with every instance of lapses in security. Both physical as well as cyber security are equally important aspects of security. Major breaches in security have given rise to massacres like 9/11, 26/11 which have left scars in the psychology of men and women worldwide.

With the agenda to highlight the major security issues that the country is facing, the fifth edition of SecureIT was held on 14th March in Hotel Claridges, New Delhi. The event was attended by various senior Government officials, representative of Security Agencies and by the industry who are making constant efforts to tighten in security infrastructure.

Upholding the Government’s spirit to promote IT in the states, we have ventured into Jharkhand and Bihar. Both these states have taken up various e-Governance initiatives to take services to the last mile. Initiatives such as Aadhar, SDCs or CSCs, SWAN and many more such visions of GoI have been executed quite well. eJharkhand and eBihar conferences, held in February witnessed a gathering of the ministers, policy makers, representative of industry, who are working to promote good governance, by means of ICT.

This issue of eGov is a reflection of the deliberations made at the conferences by the who’s who among the policy makers and the industry. Hope you have an informative and an interesting read.

Ravi Gupta
Ravi.Gupta@elets.in

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