“Hyderabad Declaration” on e-Governance Adopted
Recently “Hyderabad Declaration” on e-Governance has been adopted. This 24th National e-Governance Conference has accepted the Hyderabad Declaration with everyone’s consent.
- The conference was jointly organized by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeITY) and the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances in collaboration with the Government of Telangana.
- E-governance is the use of information and communication technology (ICT) at all levels of government. It aims to bring about a positive change in relations with citizens, businesses and other organs of government.
- It has helped the government to increase coverage, increase transparency, improve citizen response and reduce costs. At the same time, it has facilitated better access, equality and social empowerment to the citizens.
Highlights of Hyderabad Declaration
- Transforming citizen services using Aadhaar, UPI Digi-locker, UMANG, E-Sign etc. Rapid implementation of national level public digital platforms in key social sectors (such as health, education, agriculture etc.).
- Promoting responsible use of emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, 5G etc.
- Ensuring robust technological solutions to deal with bottlenecks like pandemics. Making digital technology a primary aspect of government service design and delivery.
- The National Assessment of e-Governance Service Delivery (NeSDA) will be adopted in collaboration with MeITY.
Some e-Governance Initiatives:
- Bhoomi Project (Karnataka): Online availability of land records.
- E-Service: (Andhra Pradesh).
- Gyandoot (Madhya Pradesh): Service Delivery Initiative.
- Lokvani (Uttar Pradesh): For disposal of grievances, maintenance of land records and providing a mix of essential services.
- Friends Scheme (Kerala): Fast, reliable, efficient and instant network for delivery of services.
Source – The Hindu