The formation of public governance system is largely dependant on its contextual parameters incuding policy patterns and technology trends. But the nature of governance changes depends on the people leading the implementation of change missions and converting contextual thoughts to contextual phenomenons.The egov 5 policymakers have been identified as people adding to significant contextual phenomenon in egovernance policies.
Narasimaiah Seshagiri is one of the better known technocrats of India’s ICT journey. He has held several important positions in the Indian government and shaped many policies and acts. He was the Director of Information, Planning and Analysis Group of the Electronics Commission in 1971. In this capacity, he founded National Informatics Centre (NIC) in 1975 and was its Director General till year 2000. NICNET (the first VSAT Network outside US with over 1,200 VSATs) and ERNET are his brain child which was implemented successfully under his guidance. He was the key person who drafted the first liberalised Computer Hardware Policy of India in 1984.
J Satyanarayana is the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Institute for Smart Government (NISG), Hyderabad and is currently the Principal Secretary of Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. In the journey of India’s march towards e-Governance, he has been part of many of the key initiatives and projects. He has implemented popular projects like e-Seva, Computer-Aided Administration of Registration Department (CARD), e-Procurement, and APOnline. Satyanarayana has been associated with developing some of the flagship e-Governance projects, such as MCA21, BangaloreOne, e-Procurement for the States of Karnataka and Chattisgarh etc.