Government re-constitutes national e-gov advisory group

Re-constituted group to meet on November 12


Samir Sachdeva | November 2, 2010

The national e-governance advisory group (NAG) constituted in March 2005 for effective management of national e-governance plan (NeGP) has been reconstituted to ensure wider representation.

The group constituted with objective of obtaining views of external stakeholders provides inputs to the cabinet committee on infrastructure,  advise the government on policy issues and strategic interventions necessary for accelerating introduction of e-governance across central and state government ministries/departments.

NAG is headed by the minister of communications & information technology and is scheduled to meet on November, 12. The revised group includes representatives of central government, state IT secretaries, representatives of IT industry, NGOs, academia and consulting organization.

The revised composition of the National e-Governance Advisory Group is as under:

A. Raja, Minister for Communication & Information Technology, Chairman; Nandan Nilekani Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI);   Shashi Kant Sharma, Secretary, Deptt. of Information Technolgy; R. Chandrashekhar, Secretary, Deptt. of Telecommunication;  Mrutyunjay Sarangi, Addl. Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat;  D.V. Singh, Special Secretary, Deptt. of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances; Dr. B.K. Gairola, Director General National Informatics Centre

Representatives from Central Government - Dr. R. Chandramoli, Registrar General of India; M.K. Mirani DGIT (Systems), Central Board of Direct Taxes;  F.M. Jaswal, DG(Systems) Central Board of Excise & Customs;  Sanjiv Mittal Chief Executive Officer National Institute of Smart Governance;
State IT Secretaries, Information Technology & Communication Deptt - K. Ratna Prabha, Andhra Pradesh;  Ashok Kumar C. Monoli, Govt. of Karnataka; S. Kumaraswamy, Govt. of Goa;  Ajay Tyagi, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh;   Arun Kumar Singh, Bihar;  Amar Kumar Singh, Chattisgarh; Lalit Kumar Gupta, Tripura ;Ravi S. Saxena Gujarat;  Yudhvir Singh Malik, Haryana;

Representatives from the IT Industry-   Kiran Karnik, Former President, Nasscom; Som Mittal, President, NASSCOM; Dr. Anurag Srivastava Vice President, Wipro Infotech; N. Chandrasekaran, Chief Executive Officer,  Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.; Vineet Nayar, Chief Executive Officer, HCL Technologies Ltd.; Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman, Mind Tree Ltd.; Dr. Ashok Bakthavathsalam, Managing Director, KG Information Systems Pvt. Ltd.; Sarvanampatti;

Representatives from consulting agencies- Anil Baijal, Ex Secrtary, GOI and Chairperson, ICAP, India PPP Capacity Building Trust; Neel Ratan, Price Waterhouse Ltd.;  Harsh Manglik Chairman & MD, Accenture;

Representatives from NGOs and Social Sector- Dr. Ashok Khosla, Chairman, Development Alternatives; Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Chairman, Dr. M.s. Swaminathan Research Foundation;  Arvind Kejriwal;

Representatives from Academia- Dr. Deepak B Pathak, Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Mumbai; Prof. Anil K. Gupta, Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad ; Prof. B.N. Jain, Indian Institute of Delhi Hauz Khas, New Delhi; Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and Member Convener Sh. S. R. Rao, Addl. Secretary, Deptt. of Information Technology




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