eGovernance in India

Improving eGovernance in INDIA

Northeast States to use effectively 487 CIC’s of Notheast to implement eGovernance and RTI Act 2005 in Northeast

Posted by egovindia on June 20, 2006

Nekib Ahmed wrote on 10/5/2004 11:33:57 AM 

Yes it is necessary. It helps people a lot.

In first Phase E-Governance will be a combination of online+offline works in the State.

Now, Government of India has established a Community Information Centre under every block of the State.

So we have a Kiosk in every block area.And it is mentionable that NIC has already Develope a S/W (E-suvidha) for G2G service purposes.

So we have to impliment it for all blocks.  For any Success, we will have to go for it, it is not come to us.

vaskar misra wrote on 10/5/2004 5:13:58 PM 

The Rural masses of the Assam State of Assam is still backward due to lack of education so it is very often observe that they are not able to communicate with the higher authority and as a result they face various problems in day to day life.

The E-governence is a project which can bridge these gaps if it impliments through Community Information Centre ( CIC ) which is in door steps of the common people and they are very easy going to the CIC and the Operators of CIC are very friendly to communicate and laborious to establish CIC as a State major IT sector.

If the E-governance implimented through than the local people will take its full advantage and it will be very helpfull for the rural community people. And the CIC has it full infru-structure to impliment the project.

Indrani Dowerah wrote on 10/6/2004 11:28:57 AM 

 All we know that how much E-governance has importance role now days , but it seems that still higher authority is not taking any initiative step to implement the E-governance in every block . So I request NIC people to request District Head to implement E-shubidha in every Block (CIC ) as soon as possible and provide every technical help to DIO and CIC Operators.

jhuma neog wrote on 10/7/2004 1:09:46 PM 

E-governance will really help the people living in the remotest part of the state. Common rural people are left behind in the process of over all development of the state. They hardly get the chance to speak out their problems to high authorities.

So e-governance will bridge the gap between the common mass and the Government .NIC has already developed the soft ware “E-SUBIDHA “for providing G2C services. Community Information Centers are there under every block of Assam. If e-governance is implemented through these CICs, common people will get the G2C service at their door steps.

All CICs are well-equipped with proper infrastructure. It has Internet connection also.So rural people will be highly benefited if the e-governance project is implemented through CICs , situated in every block of Assam and running and serving successfully for the last 2 years.

Government should implement this project through CICs rather than allowing any NGO/ Private Company to run the same for the sake of bridging the gap between Government and citizen , in real sense of the term.And Government should order the DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION to implement this project through CICs without any further delay.

santanu sarma  wrote on 10/13/2004 3:45:48 PM 

MAKING INDIA A PART OF GLOBAL VILLAGE, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CIC PROJECT IS A UNIQUE CONCEPT OF GOVERNTMENT OF INDIA. THE CIC WAS ESTABLISHED WITH A VIEW TO ENABLING PEOPLE TO REAP BENEFITS OF THE GLOBAL IT REVOLUTION BY HELPING THEM ACQUIRE INFORMATION IN EVERY ASPECT OF THEIR DAY TO DAY LIFE AT THEIR DOORSTEPS BY CLICK OF A MOUSE.

SIMULTANIOUSLY, THE GOVT. IS IN A POSITION TO DISSEMINATING ITS ALL KIND OF STATISTICAL DATA ON ALL ITS ACTIVITIES TO THE COMMON PEOPLE THROUGH THE CIC NETWORK.
E-GOVERNANCE MEANS TO KEEP A RELATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE CITIZEN. IT IS THE COMMITMENT TO UTILIZE APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGIES TO ENHANCE GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONSHIPS, BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL, IN ORDER TO ADVANCE DEMOCRATIC EXPRESSION, HUMAN DIGNITY AND AUTONOMY, SUPPORT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENCOURAGE THE FAIR AND EFFICIENT DELIVERY OF SERVICES. ON THE OTHER HAND, IN THE DEMOCRACY LIKE INDIA, A DEMOCRATIC GOVT. SHOULD ALWAYS GIVES MAXIMUM PREFERENCE TO THE PUBLIC GRIVENCES UPON THEM. IF THE E-GOVERNANCE WILL IMPLEMENTED THEN EVERY CITIZEN WILL ABLE TO PUT THEIR GRIVENCES ELECTRONICALLY.

TO EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF E-GOVERNANCE IN ASSAM, THE GOVT. SHOULD GIVE SPECIAL EMPHASIS TO THE FOLLOWING POINTS PRIOR TO ITS IMPLEMENTATION ———

I. CREATE INFRASTRUCTURE TO RUN THE E-GOVERNANCE.
( THE MOST IMPORTANT AND VITAL POINT IS IN THE CASE OF ASSAM IS THAT THE REQUIRED INFRASTRUCTURE MORE THAN 95% IS ALREADY EXISTING I.E. THE CIC CONCEPT)

II. PROPER UTILIZATION OF AUTHORITY / POWER ETC.
III. TO MAKE CYBER LAW.
IV. REMOVE THE CORRUPTION.
V. TO MAKE PEOPLE LITERATE
VI. TO INCREASE THE NO. OF IT LITERACY AMONG THE COMMUNITY.
VII. TO DEVELOPED LANGUAGES. ETC.

Nitumoni Nath wrote on 10/18/2004 11:18:18 AM 

The Dialogue of New and clean Governance has been raised in now. In this Situation Implementation of E-Governance is a effective step for Assam. So we should have orgainised plans and Tools. The Govt of India has set up some CIC's in every block for ICT Development in block level. State Government can use CIC as a tools for implementating E-Governance.

santanu roy wrote on 10/18/2004 1:33:59 PM 

The E-governence is a project which less the gap between general people with govt related information through Community Information Centre ( CIC ) ,if it is implemented in every CIC .And state level should take initiative regarding this. 

kalyanjit das wrote on 10/19/2004 2:04:30 PM 

*For effective implementation of e-governance, first of all an atmosphere of computer-environment has to be created in the rural mass.
*The infrastructure for creating this atmosphere is already there in Assam -The CIC's.One CIC in each block and all those centre were well equipped and has the fastest internet connectivity .The government just has to use them in this direction.
It is only when citizen can engage with government through the new space being made available to them can the nation of E-democracy being to take birth,E-goverance must allow for mor than interaction.
The use of IT improve the ability of government to address the needs of society.It includes the publishing of policy and programme related information to transcat with citizen as E-governance works as an interface between G 2C.

Even as E-governance signifies a business opportunity for industries and a strategy for the government ,from a citizen perspective,their exist an overching concern.
so the authority has to implement the e-governance at Assam as early as possiable.

Pranjal Sharma wrote on 10/19/2004 2:38:07 PM 

It’s high time to implement e-governance in Assam so that the people can be benefited from its services. And Assam & the entire North –East is very much fortunate to have CIC in every block with required infrastructure for the purpose. That means 90% of the work has already been done, & now all the concerned authorities i.e. NIC, General Administration, CICs etc should take necessary steps/initiative, without delay for different G2C/C2G& G2G services by using CICs.

Nilam Tamang wrote on 10/25/2004 2:12:55 PM 

It’s very sad form the part of State Govt, till almost 3 years has passed & the State Govt has not taken any initiative to Utilized the CIC for the E-Governance purpose. As it has been that almost 90 % to 95% of the CIC-Operator has highly qualified for the purpose, & most of theme was found dedicated in discharge of there duties. All the CICs are earning handsomely to incur there daily expenses.

Though in some District i.e. Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh, Barpata, Dhuburi, Sivasagar, Kamrup has take some initiative by Operators themselves for various E-Governance Services with little or almost no help-support from General Administration or even from NIC, District Unit. Though some of the NIC officials have sown some interest for the purpose but by & large it has been found they they themselves also not in a mood to utilized the service of CIC.
In Tripura in has found that the CIC plays a leading roll in establishing E-Governance due to there State Government’s Support & policies. It is high time for all the Department concern to look in to the matter seriously and to frame a policy for the same.

As in every Block there is CIC in entire North-East including Sikkim & Jammu& Kashmir in the North. Department of I.T, Govt of India can also run these CIC themselves as it established a centralized link between Block- District-State & ultimately can established E- Governance & all IT related works. For establishing E-Governance a network between CIC-NIC, District Unit, and General Administration must be establish with a proper policy.
uttam k pegu wrote on 12/8/2004 12:25:34 AM 

The initiatives taken by the govt.of assam in its strive to leapfrog development through internet in the state is quite laudable.The dynamic portal from NIC assam,CIC assam,DONEAR website etc to name a few deserves still a bit of an applaud for bringing assam on the web.Thanks to the government of assam for its effort, though the success stories in its endeavour still riddles with wild guesses.
E-goverenence of late is the buzz word or should I say E-talk,but i was just wondering if we are armoured well enough to be governed effectively through the so called internet which keeps the digitally illeterate literally stunned,let alone resorting to a kiosk or a telecentre for information.It wont be hyperbolic to say that these technologies of the 21st century leaves the rural people with whims and fancies and what a kiosk for instance is all about for a villager could be anyone's guess.The accessibility of internet in the state is in a pitiable condition with statistics showing a dismal figure.Pity Assam!
The present IT policy of Assam seems too idealistic with a me-too IT policy kind of a look if I may say so.That rural Assam still needs to see the light of the day would be no exaggeration or what else could be the reason other than poor electrification which literally leaves the state of Assam blind.Effective implementation of e-governence could never be materialised if the people in the ivory towers do not come up with a realist IT policy which is e-oriented.
The wind of e-governence can never be blown about without proper electrification in rural assam and that literacy is the wheel which would set forth the motion of e-governence in the state needs no mention,else to think of being on track with techno-savvy giants like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh would be just a distant dream.
It would be unrealistic to presume of an effective e-governence in the state if the state machinery fondle with a digital-difference kind of an approach.Aren't we digitally poor in our approach to brave technology in development endeavour? We have miserably failed for such a long to slave technology in development effort or how else one would explain the digital divide that exist among the various districts of the state?The reasons are manifold though, with Assam inflicted with mass illiteracy which is annihilating e-development but this merits no lame excuses and give complacency a room not to envision of an e-rich assam.
Everyone talks of development or an effective governence.The irony is that how do we materialise it?How many of the rural mass have even heard of what is called a telecentre or a kiosk? Or rather what is the part played by the state machinery in creating awareness among the rural folk.The effort I am afraid would be a big zero.There is'nt an iota of doubt about it.Nevertheless,when hope is not yet lost though,the journey should just begin.

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