MESSAGE: Akhilesh Yadav, Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh

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Akhilesh Yadav

It is heartening to know that Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd, in association with the Department of Information Technology & Electronics, Government of Uttar Pradesh, is organising 2nd e-UttarPradesh Summit, one of the most prestigious IT events, in Lucknow.

The event acquires special significance in view of the country-wide ‘Digital India’ campaign launched by the incumbent Central Government, so as to make technology enabler of development.

The Uttar Pradesh Government is committed to embracing Information Technology for betterment of the people of the State. The State believes that its citizens have a right to information for their own welfare needs and opportunities, to understand the process of governance and to know the rationale behind the decisions that the State Government takes, as also to receive services the easier way.

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The State also believes that IT has transformed the way we live and do business, and that it has a huge potential to ensure timely delivery of citizen services. Recognising the potential of technology to positively impact the lives of the people, the government has come up with various plans to use its power to effectively deliver information and services to its citizens. We have already implemented many transformative eGovernance applications to improve efficiency and transparency in various departments. The ambit of eGovernance has been expanded to most of the departments that have a substantial public interface.

Uttar Pradesh today offers a range of services to people in both rural and urban areas through Internet-enabled Common Service Centres. The State Government also realises that the vision of eGovernance in Uttar Pradesh can only be realised when there is growth in the IT industry in the State. With the objective of enabling the IT industry to grow and flourish, the Government has followed a well-thought out IT Policy since 2012.

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The Government also encourages investments in IT/ITeS industries and electronics manufacturing in the State, in line with the Electronics Manufacturing Policy 2014. The 100-acre IT city (Special Economic Zone) in Lucknow, IT parks in Meerut, Kanpur and Agra, and the three electronics manufacturing clusters at Greater Noida and along the Yamuna Express are but physical expressions of the State’s commitment towards the sector.

I believe that e-UttarPradesh 2015 Summit will lead to a greater acknowledgement of the crucial role that IT is playing in our society — right from the way we communicate, network, interact, learn and play, to the way we conduct business or access government services.

I wish e-UttarPradesh 2015 Summit all success!

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