Cabinet okays e-governance plan to bring e-kranti

Focus will be on education, health, planning and cyber security

GN Bureau | March 26, 2015


#e-governance   #Digital India   #cabinet   #e-kranti  

The union cabinet has approved e-kranti, the second phase of national e-governance plan (NeGP).

The objectives of NeGP 2.0 include, redefining NeGP with transformational and outcome oriented e-governance initiatives; promoting rapid replication and integration of e-gov applications; and leveraging emerging technologies, among others.

The thrust areas of e-kranti are e-education, e-health, farmers, financial inclusion, planning, justice, security and cyber security.

The e-Kranti is an important pillar of the Digital India programme. The vision of e-kranti is "transforming e-governance for transforming governance". The mission of e-kranti is to ensure a government transformation through delivering all government services electronically to citizens via integrated and interoperable systems.  This will be done while ensuring efficiency, transparency and reliability at affordable costs.

The programme management structure approved for Digital India programme would be used for monitoring the implementation of e-kranti.

The key components of the management structure would consist of the cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) for according approval to projects according to the financial provisions, a monitoring committee on Digital India headed by the prime minister, Digital India advisory group chaired by the minister of communications and IT, an apex committee chaired by the cabinet secretary and the expenditure finance committee (EFC) / committee on non plan expenditure (CNE).

The apex committee headed by the cabinet secretary would undertake addition/deletion of mission mode projects (MMPs) which are considered to be appropriate and resolve inter-ministerial issues.

The central ministries/ departments and state governments concerned would have the overall responsibility for implementation of the MMPs. “Considering the need for overall aggregation and integration at the national level, it is felt appropriate to implement e-kranti as a programme, with well defined roles and responsibilities of each agency involved,” the government said.

The idea of formulating the second phase of NeGP was first mooted during a PM’s review meeting held in July 2013.  The move comes after government’s recent decision to exclude the first phase of the e-governance plan from central sponsored schemes.

Comments

 

Other News

Contract for 31 oil fields awarded in Tamil Nadu

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the award of 31 contract areas as part of the Discovered Small Field (DSF) Bid Round 2016. These fields were offered under new policy for small fields known as Discovered Small Field (DSF) policy, 2015, which offers improved fiscal terms with th

Leave me alone, pleads Gurmehar Kaur who is moving out of Delhi

Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, who spoke up against the ABVP on Twitter, has announced that she is withdrawing from `Save DU campaign` on Tuesday morning. The campaign was being held to protest against violence against students in the varsity campus. Her friend Ram Subramanian twee

If art or culture disappears, it wipes out an entire generation with it: Pankaj Tripathi

Known for his indelible roles in Gangs of Wasseypur and Nil Battey Sannata, Pankaj Tripathi  hails from a village in Bihar where many people still don’t have TV sets at home. His parents are farmers in Gopalganj district and the down-to-earth actor likes working in his farm whenever he visit

The unbearable weight of scorched earth

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in independent analyses, have declared 2016 the hottest year since 1880. Scientists have said that the planet witnessed three consecutive years of record heat.  The

Does India need IPS and IAS officers?

Does India need IPS and IAS officers?

PSUs under steel ministry must share resources: Minister

Steel minister Chaudhary Birender Singh has directed a high-level coordination committee comprising CMDs and top ministry officials to be constituted for pooling and sharing of resources among PSUs.   He said, “This will lead to aggregation of demand and economies of sc

Video

पूर्वांचल पर है सबकी नजर
Digital Transformation Summit

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter