Revisiting eGov in 2021

Dr Ravi Gupta

Hybrid work environments have become the norm in the last two years. Every sector, to continue their activity, adopted hybrid working. And the events industry too adapted itself and took the digital route to ensure business continuity to tide over the lockdown scenario. In 2020, Elets too shifted gears to the digital mode and conducted virtual webinars, conferences and events. However, in the year 2021, while the digital mode continued, Elets also organised physical and hybrid events with the opening up of physical spaces.

Covering a spectrum of some of the topical issues in the government sector, xcvbnm,the eGov Magazine organised a slew of events in the year 2021 and witnessed the participation of senior policymakers and other eminent government representatives, leaders from the public sector, renowned faces from the industry and academia.

From the 2nd Edition of the Water & Sanitation Innovation Summit (in partnership with the Ministry of Jal Shakti), Governance Leadership Summit to AgriTalks (in partnership with the Embassy of Israel) and Investment & Infrastructure Summit (in partnership with CIDCO and Government of Maharashtra) et al, a number of major events were organised in 2021.

As a brief highlight, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Uddhav Thackeray graced the Investment & Infrastructure Summit as the Chief Guest. Also, Ministers including Deputy CM Shri Ajit Pawar, Revenue Minister Shri Balasaheb Thorat, Urban Development & PWD Minister Shri Eknath Shinde, Environment Minister Shri Aaditya Thackeray, and Guardian Minister for Raigad Smt Aditi Tatkare were also present at the event.

This issue of the eGov Magazine is an attempt to highlight the key takeaways from a few of our major events. The articles in the edition will feature the eminent speakers and lay emphasis on the viewpoints they shared during their deliberations.