Newmai News SHILLONG, Aug 9 - The 22nd edition of the National Conference on e-Governance held here concluded today. The two-day conference, which began on Thursday, made the ‘Shillong Declaration’ in connection with the e-Governance.
The 10-point declaration is an outcome of the commitment made at the inaugural session on Thursday. It was prepared after two days of deliberations by participants representing States and Union Territories.
The 10-point ‘Shillong Declaration’ said that the Government of India and State governments would collaborate to improve the citizen’s experience with government services by promoting timely implementation of India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA) and implementing a single sign-on for interoperability and integration among e-Government applications throughout the country, to consolidate the successful State-level e-Governance projects and domain-based projects with the focus on replicating them as a common application software with configurable features, to ensure improvement in ease of living and ease of doing business by making a big shift in the role of the Government from service provider to service enabler, thus moving from development of applications to making available public digital platforms where multiple competitive applications can be developed, to take steps to further improve connectivity in the North Eastern States by addressing issues and challenges of telecommunications connectivity at the grassroot level and formulate and implement a comprehensive telecom development plan.
It also agreed to take steps to enhance the activities of the Electronics Sector Skill Council in the North Eastern States and explore the possibility for opening an electronics skill centre in Shillong, to promote use of e-Office and move towards less paper State Secretariats in the North Eastern States and in the district-level offices, to improve the quality of delivery of e-Services in the North East to fulfil the vision of improved citizen experience.
The declaration further agreed to develop India as a global cloud hub and facilitate development of government applications and databases on cloud by default, to adopt emerging technologies for finding e-Governance solutions and to promote the Digital India Projects with focus on Smart Cities and Smart Villages through startups and smart entrepreneurship.
The two-day National Conference on e-Governance witnessed a huge turnout of 535 delegates representing 28 States and all Union Territories.