Sunday, April 24, 2011

Government Officers on Social Media - WIP

This post is still work in progress, but still decided to publish it as a trial balloon

Aravinds Blog

Arvind Kumar Maharashtra Cardre IAS Officers twitter page

Legal website started by Shri Sandeep Verma

Abhishek Singh's twitter feed

Among the most illustrious members of twitter or twitters ( if there is such a word) would have to be  Mrs Nirupama Rao , Foreign Secretary of India.  With very senior people , one always suspects that their notes / speeches are ghost written by back room staff, however , given the fact that she doesn't tweet so often, most  probably she must be tweeting herself

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Scheme for National Rollout of e-District Mission Mode Project

The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure today approved the following proposals :

 Scheme of National Rollout of e-District Mission Mode Project at a cost of Rs 1663.08 crore to be implemented in all 640 districts (including the 41 districts where e-District Pilot Projects have already been initiated) of the country for a period of 4 years.
 Approval for an outlay of Rs 1663.08 crore spread over years 2011-2012 to 2014-2015 with an expenditure of Rs 541.22 crore in the Eleventh Five Year Plan and of Rs 1121.86 crore in the 12th Five Year Plan.
 Approval of constitution of an Empowered Committee for coordinating the implementation of the Project.


National e Governance Plan (NeGP) was approved by the Government in May 2006, with the following vision:

"Make all Government Services accessible to the common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets and ensure efficiency, transparency and reliability of such services at affordable costs to realize the basic needs of the common man".

To realize this vision, 27 Central, State and Integrated Mission Mode projects (MMPs) along with 8 support components were identified and approved under NeGP. States have the flexibility to identify upto 5 additional state-specific projects, which are particularly relevant for the economic development of the State. NeGP also envisages creation of the core IT infrastructure in the form of State Wide Area Networks (SWANs), State Data Centres (SDCs) State Service Delivery Gateways (SSDGs) and one lakh Front Ends namely Common Services Centres (CSCs), in rural areas across the country to deliver public services electronically.

e-District is one of the 27 MMPs under NeGP, with the Department of Information Technology (DIT), Government of India as the nodal Department, to be implemented by State Government or their designated agencies. The MMP aims at electronic delivery of identified high volume citizen centric services, at such district and sub-district level, which are not part of any other MMP.

The estimated total project cost for the nation-wide rollout of e-District MMP is Rs 1663.08 crore, out of which Government of India's share is estimated to be Rs 1233.08 crore and States' share Rs 430 crore.

Citizens will be able to access Government to Citizen (G2C) services close to their houses through Common Service Centers (CSCs) in an integrated manner. Service delivery of G2C services will be responsive, transparent and accountable at Districts and Sub-District offices.

Citizens will have to travel less distance, make less trips to Government offices and also will have to wait for much less time to get these services delivered to them. Citizen will also be able to track on line the progress of the application/request.

Offices and Sub-Offices of district administration will get modernized and Government processes automated which will ultimately empower the citizens.


(Release ID :71720)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Electronic Service Delivery Bill

Government of India proposes to enact the Electronic Services Delivery Act that will make it mandatory for all Government Departments of State and Central Government to offer their services in Electronic mode