The two-day National conference of the Computer Society of India (CSI), 'eGov-2007' on 'Redefining Governance through IT' has concluded with 10 commandments on e-Governance in India.
CSI has hosted the conference and Government of India, Government of UP, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K), IBM, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Oracle and National Informatics Centre (NIC) are active partners of the conference. The CSI Lucknow chairman and principal consultant, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Jayant Krishna has given 10 commandments of e-Governance in the India. The declaration states that e-Governance projects need a proper 'Management of Change' entailing an internal communication programme, securing stakeholders' mandate, re-tooling and training since most e-Governance projects fail due to people and few due to technology. The commitment of top management of the government organization is an essential pre-requisite for e-Governance programmes to be successful. e-Governance stakeholders should explore implementation of packaged solutions like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) products, workflow systems etc rather than bespoke solutions since products have a long-term future roadmap and correspond to optimized processes and global best practices. Procurement of e-governance solutions and services from the vendor community should be based on quality and not on lowest cost.