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Governance Acquiring New Definition in a Transforming India

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Dr Ravi Gupta

Dr Ravi Gupta
Editor-in-Chief
Ravi.Gupta@elets.in

Innovation is the buzzword. Keeping in mind the importance of innovation to build a knowledge society, the 12th edition of eIndia, India’s premier ICT event, the prestigious conference is being organised in the land of Rajasthan on March 3 in Jaipur’s Taj SMS Innovation Convention Centre, partnering with the Department of Industries, Government of Rajasthan, as the host partner.

Key policymakers from Rajasthan as well as across the country were part of Elets’ eIndia conference.

This special issue has tried to cover the policymakers’ perspective especially from Rajasthan, which is active in the Smart City, IT and eGovernance, Industries and CSR, security specturm.

Our latest issue carries the cover story “Inventive Governance for Ideal Rajasthan” highlights how to realise the dream of ‘Digital Rajasthan’ the State government’s vision today includes good governance, inclusive growth, ICT for evolving e-governance and other initiatives.

It also carries the interview of PP Chaudhary, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Law and Justice, and Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh, who shares about his ministry’s initiatives in north east and employment opportunities for the differently-abled.

We have got another interview giving an overview of Gujarat’s Higher Education scenario from Anju Sharma, Principal Secretary, Higher and Technical Education, Gujarat.

Egov’s this issue also has tried to highlight the initiatives in the State of Telangana in terms of bringing accountability and transparency in its Civil supplies after focussing on major diversions of supplies and financial irregularities, through

an interview of CV Anand, Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, Food and Civil Supplies department, Telangana government.

Another important interview of Rakesh Srivastava, Secretary, NCBC, reveals how the central government has evolved a methodology to review OBC list to include them in the Centre’s OBC quota.

Moving on with the rich legacy of eIndia summit over the years, we hope that it will prove to be another occasion celebrating the success of India in achieving which was considered unthinkable just four-five decades ago and exploring new scopes and challenges to scale new heights of success at the world stage.

We look forward to the invaluable feedback of distinguished readers.

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