Mission is to discuss strategies to make e-governance more citizen-centric and transparent

As many as 1,000 delegates from the Union and the State governments, the corporate sector, industry bodies and academic institutions are expected to participate in the 17th national conference on e-governance to be held in Kochi on January 30 and 31.

The conference is being jointly organised by the Union Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), the State Department of Information Technology and the Kerala State IT Mission, with Nasscom as the knowledge partner.

Theme

Based on the theme “Vision to implementation,” the mission will provide a platform to explore emerging opportunities and discuss strategies to make e-governance more citizen-centric, service- oriented and transparent.

Best practices in e-governance, emerging technologies, human capital in e-governance and the role of ICT in transforming health are among the topics to be discussed at the panel sessions. The speakers include J. Satyanarayana, Secretary, DeitY, R. Chandrasekhar, president, Nasscom, Chief Secretary E.K. Bharat Bhushan, K.M. Chandrasekhar, Vice-Chairman, Planning Board, and P.H. Kurian, Principal Secretary, IT.

CM to inaugurate

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is scheduled to inaugurate the conference at Le Meridien, Kochi. Governor Nikhil Kumar will deliver the valedictory address on January 31.

Exhibition

An exhibition of products, services and achievements in e-governance is being organised in connection with the event. Visit www.nceg.gov.in for details.

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