Microsoft and the National Institute of Smart Governance (NISG) will set up an innovation centre at Delhi next month for conducting research in e-Governance.
Microsoft Corporation had funded $2-million for it two months ago. It will conduct research for two years. The centre with Microsoft will conduct research to provide better and more effective ways of e-Governance. The collaborative research conducted by the two parties will be used globally by the two parties. The innovation centre will initially have 12 people, six of whom will be from Microsoft and the remaining from NISG. The research will provide a platform for e-Governance solutions at both the central and state level. It will be used to create a service-oriented architecture designed specifically for the public sector under which several services will be offered simultaneously.