Focus will be on education, health, planning and cyber security
GN Bureau | March 26, 2015
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.
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