Conference on e-Governance inaugurated
Visakhapatnam, Jan 9 (INN): The 20th National Conference on e-Governance was inaugurated in Visakhapatnam today.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Dr. Jitendra Singh said that e-governance enables good governance in India. Good governance means least interference by government in Maximum level with minimum Intervention.
Dr. Jitendra Singh further said that Andhra Pradesh state is the role model for the Information Technology. In the coming days by using the Aadhar card and finger print/e-signature, all the citizens of India can easily manage their banking transactions. It is a great fact that every four members of the country are in bellow 40 years of age group. The younger generation is the real asset to the nation, he added. Now a day's every youngster has Smart phone and they are using the phones for multipurpose like online transactions, online payments and for their daily transactional needs.
Speaking on the demonetization, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that this is a transition period for the country, but the future will be fruitful for the poor. The people of India are supporting the Union government and they are looking for the development of the Nation, he said.
While referring to the terrorist activities he opined that the demonetisation has affected the terrorist activities and hit the fake currency market and Hawala transactions.
The two day conference on e- governance will have four plenary sessions on the core theme of digital transformations with the subthemes of Internet of things (IoT) and Data Analytics with focus on agriculture, education and health care sector, cyber security policy for the future, Digital connectivity to the last mile and Technology led monetary transactions leading to financial inclusions. The minister further said that in order to ensure the quest for excellence in the field of e- governance is uniform in all possible areas the awards were given in 12 different categories which includes Excellence in Government Process Re-engineering, Outstanding performance in Citizen-Centric Service Delivery, Innovative Use of Technology in e-Governance, Incremental Innovations in existing projects, Best District level initiative in citizen, Innovative use of GIS Technology in e-Governance, Innovative use of mobile technology in e-Governance, Sectoral Award, Innovative Use of ICT by Central Government PSUs, Outstanding e-Governance initiative by Academic and Research institutions, Use of ICT for Development by Non-Government Institutions.
Addressing a press conference later, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that Indian Youth plays key role in the development of the nation. The Union government is giving maximum priority to Digital India and it already conveyed to the states and Union territories that they should take initiatives towards Digital India, he said.
News Posted: 9 January, 2017
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