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egov India 2006 Conference held successfully

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egov India 2006 Conference, the largest conference on e-Governance in India was held from 23-25 August 2006 in New Delhi. The conference was co-organized by the Department of Information Technology Government of India (GOI) and UNDP The conference drew the participation of a large conglomeration of e-Government experts and practitioners from government, private sector and academia.

The conference was inaugurated by Jainder Singh, Secretary, Department of Information Technology, GOI. On the inaugural day, Hon'ble Minister of Panchayati Raj and Youth Affairs & Sports (GOI) presented the 'egov Award For Innovation – 2006' to B. Dayananda IPS Superintendent of Police Dakshina Kannada District from Mangalore for his innovation of launching a police blog to keep public and media informed.

The conference was well appreciated by one and all. Some of the reactions include: “unique conference” “excellent show” “impressive show of users, vendors and academia on one stage”.

More than 100 speakers discussed and deliberated on issues such as: India's e-Government Journey: Way ahead, Public-private partnerships in e-Government, e-Government in Municipalities, Standards and Interoperability, Central Mission Mode Projects and State initiatives in e-Governance, International Perspectives in e-Government, e-Procurement, Security and e-Government, Capacity building and e-Health. Their views and perspectives provided a great learning experience to the participants.

The delegates also gave recommendations in each of the above areas, for the government to take note of and include it while planning projects. They are summed up as below:

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