Sun Microsystems launched a Centre for Excellence in e-Governance in IIT Delhi campus recently. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for this was signed way back in 2006.
The centre is started with the aim of fostering research in e-Governance in the area of technology and socio-economic aspects, create technology models, business models and sustainability models for greater adoption of e-Governance.
It is expected that the centre will ensure some key outputs such as privacy issues in Internet security, low cost mass computing and Internet access solution on PPP models, promote open source standards by government departments and analyse environmental impacts of Information Technology. The impact of this centre is expected to bring in better social infrastructure, higher revenue infrastructure, lowered cost of running the government, enhanced security, better quality of life for citizens and better future for the next generation.
Apart from this, the centre has been conducting workshops for showcasing the latest technologies that can foster the sustainability of e-Governance in India.