Success of e-Governance lies in concept of ‘Antodaya’ and Youth centric approach – Dr. Jitendra Singh.
Nagpur: Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions has inaugurated 19th National conference on e-governance today here in Nagpur. Highlighting the importance of e-Governance in present time, he said the e-governance has to face two litmus tests in the year 2016, first one is to ensure that it reaches to the last man of the country and accomplish the goal of ‘Antodaya’ and secondly it has to be directed more towards upliftment of youths which are backbone of Flagship programmes of central government like Start up India’ Digital India, Make in India.
The formal inaugural function of 19th Nation e-governance function in Nagpur has completed in the presence of chief-guest Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport Highways and Shipping, & Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension as a guest of Honour. Before the inaugural event, plenary session on theme of the conference ‘GATI- Governance with Accountability Transparency & Innovation for citizen Centric Services’ was also arranged in the presence of Sh, Devendra Chaudhari , Secretary of Department of Administrative Reforms, Public Grievances (DARPG) and other distinguished experts on the subject.
Dr. Jitendra Singh emphasized the role e-governance in grievances readdressal Mechanism & provision of citizen-centric online services. He informed about facility of ‘Pension Portal’ launched by Department of Pension through which pensioners have lodged near about 8 lakhs online complaints regarding pension related queries and the Dep. Of Pension has cleared about 6.5 lakh grievances. Rest of the grievances are pending due to technical issues, he informed.
He also enlightened the delegates in the conference about steps taken in regard of good governance like abolishing the interview process, for group ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts of central goverment. Adopting single page form systems for application of jobs, passport, bank loans etc. He also assured that India would strive for getting into the rank of those ‘10’ nations which are dominant in the field of e-governance. Essential tool for operation of e-governance is beurocracy. Dr. Singh has also stressed the importance of creating the work-friendly environment for beurocracy.
Mentioning the recent method of selection process in IAS examination he also informed that an expert Committee is constituted for re-examining the pattern of IAS examination to provide a level playing field for all candidates belonging to different educational & social background.
In the inaugural function books on e-governance namely, back-ground papers, uncommon excellence, compendium on selected papers, report on decade of of e-governance were released at the hands of Ministers, Speaking on the occasion Union Minister for Road Transport Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari also emphasized the role of collective efforts in working towards development. He also told that good governance is not possible without implementing the principle ‘Antodaya’ and Good Governance need the help of e-governance for its success. He underlined the importance of e-governance in fast- track decision making management with transparency in a time bound manner. He also expressed confidence over the various plenary sessions to be held in the 2- days conference which will provide guidance to stake-holders and delegates in IT field. As the management depends on teaching] training, research and development, the 2-day conference will provide a big opportunity for understanding the e-governance and it’s various aspects, he stated.
The Secretary of Department of Administrative Reforms, Public Grievances (DARPG), Devendra Chaudhary explained the overall nature or plenary sessions to be held in conference. He explained importance of theme ‘GATI’ for the conference is emerged out from Prime Minister’s concept of “Art (Accounting responsibility, Transparency) for Governance’.
Swadhin Kshatriya, Principal Secretary Government of Maharashtra, Vijay Kumar Gautam, Principal Secretary (Information Technology Department), Government of Maharashtra, also are expressed their thoughts on the occasion Usha Sharma Additional secretary Proposed the vote of thanks. Large number of delegates from 15 states of the country, students of engineering colleges and citizens attended todays inaugural function.