IMPA Holds ‘Sensitization Workshop’ on e-Governance



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J&K Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (IMPARD) Tuesday held one day “sensitization workshop” on “Innovative Best Practices in e-Governance of Mission Mode Projects” (MMPs) under the aegis of “Capacity Building Programmes of Mission Mode Projects of State Governments and Government of India.

This workshop was organized by the Centre for Innovations in Public Systems (CIPS), Hyderabad in association with J&K Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (IMPARD), Government of Jammu & Kashmir.

In his inaugural address, Imran Raza Ansari, Minister for IT, Technical Education, Youth Services & Sports, who inaugurated the program, emphasized the need of information technology to provide an effective, efficient and citizen friendly services through e-Governance system to the people of Jammu & Kashmir.

During discussion with the Director of CIPS, D Chakrapani, he shared his views and asked to find solutions for digitalization of Government files as it is major requirement for the State in the wake of seasonal shifting of Secretariat from Jammu to Kashmir and vice versa, an IMPS statement said Tuesday said.

The Minister also expressed his interest to work on a proposal of the same followed by implementation in the State on a project basis. The Director, CIPS has agreed to help in this regard and will work on a project basis.

Nirmal Sharma, IAS, Director, IMPARD welcomed the participants and the resource persons of the event and addressed the gathering by emphasizing on  the significance of IT in providing an effective service delivery to the common citizen. The one day workshop will have a huge learning for the Officers of Govt. of J&K of various departments, the statement added.

D Chakrapani, IAS (Retd), Director, CIPS, Hyderabad introduced the theme of one day sensitization workshop and shared the five year journey of CISP and various activities under taken in different States in India.

He has informed to the Minister on benefits of ICT related practices that can be taken up by the Government of J&K. He has also submitted numbers of issues to the Minister on how to provide an effective citizen friendly e-Governance services with the help of information technology, the statement informed.

There were six technical sessions in the workshop and these sessions were delivered by the eminent resource persons: Dr Dinesh Kumar Tyagi, IAS (CEO of Common Service Centre, e-Governance Services India Limited, Govt of India) on Delivery of Government Services: A Citizen Perspectives.

The second presentation was on Innovations/Best Practices of AGMARKNET in Punjab made by Dr Dipinder Singh, IAS (Secretary, Punjab State Agricultural Marketing Board-PSAMB). He discussed various innovative practices of Agriculture being implemented in the State. The third presentation was by Anshul Kumar Aggarwal on NIC Role in e-Governance of J&K: Success Stories & Miles to Go. He discussed on different perspectives of e-Governance initiatives being developed by NIC.

The fourth lecture was by Col Jagdish Jamwal on Digital India & e-Kranti and MeeSeva: A Citizen Centric e-Governance Initiatives of Andhra Pradesh. He discussed on digital India and mentioned how the common citizen can access various services in his/her doorsteps.

The fifth presentation was on e-Panchayat by D Chakrapani, IAS (Retd), Director, CIPS. He emphasized on strengthening of e-Governance in Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs). He also mentioned to build capacities of the PRIs for an effective adoption of the e-Governance initiatives.

The final presentation was made by Dr Ramesh Chandra Sethi (Project Officer, CIPS) on Digital Secretariat of Chhattisgarh followed by the concluding session.

More than one hundred officers of various Government Departments attended the Workshop, the IMPA statement detailed about the workshop.


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