Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has reviewed the implementation of the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) as well as the recommendations of the two committees headed by Nandan Nilekani and Sam Pitroda. The second meeting of the Prime Minister’s Committee on the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) was held recently to review the progress of implementation of NeGP.
The recommendations of both the committees will be of immense benefit for fast tracking the implementation of all e-Governance initiatives in the country.
The NeGP was approved by Government of India in May 2006 with the vision to “Make all Government services accessible to the common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets and ensure efficiency, transparency & reliability of such services at affordable costs”.
The Committee noted that out of the 31 MMPs, 14 MMPs are delivering the full range of services while nine have started delivering some services to the citizens.
DeitY has launched a new initiative named as ‘MeghRaj’ for creating a Government of India cloud (GI Cloud) computing environment at the national level. This initiative will not only optimise utilisation of IT infrastructure, but also enable rapid deployment/replication of e-Gov services. Considering the requirement for an apex institution in the domain of capacity building, training and R&D for e-Governance, the Committee desired that a National e-Governance Academy be established as a national institution.
In order to develop an outcome orientation amongst the e-Governance initiatives in the country, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) has developed a web portal – e-TAAL (e-Transactions Aggregation and Analysis Layer). The portal aggregates and analyses the transaction statistics of central and state level e-governance projects including Mission Mode Projects, on a real time basis. e-TAAL is expected to enhance the outcome focus of e-Governance programs in the country. The portal is available at etaal.gov.in.