e-Governance in Bihar: myth or reality

In a bid to make e-Governance a reality, Bihar is all set to take a big leap towards e-Governance to adopt it as a state policy on the advice of President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.


Urging a visit to the state earlier this year, Kalam had suggested that the new government led by Nitish Kumar go in for e-Governance as a tool for development and to ensure corruption-free administration. The state has proposed to constitute a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with the clear-cut objective of bringing about Information Technology (IT) transformation in the state. The SPV would constitute a tripartite joint venture of state-owned Beltron, Tata Consultancy Services and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (ILFS) at the estimated cost of Rs. 380 million.