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Kalam For National E-Governance Plan

Posted by egovindia on June 21, 2006

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  • Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 18:37:18 +0500
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    Our eFE Bureau

    Bangalore:  President APJ Abdul Kalam has called for standardisation
    of e-governance policies and guidelines at the national level and for
    a software across the country for the purpose. Presiding over an e-
    governance session at the Bangalore IT.Com 2002, Dr Kalam said,
    "States should be assigned individual areas to work and each state
    should specialise in a particular field." Since the overall
    administrative system is same across the country it would be better
    to have standardised system instead of each state trying replicate
    the others, he added. 

    Dr Kalam said the stakeholders should prepare a national agenda in
    this regard. He also wanted the software industry to develop a
    domestic market for the IT services. At present the domestic software
    industry is mainly driven by the government spending. The private
    sector should also play a role in this regard, he pointed out. 

    Dr Kalam also called upon the leaders of the national electronic
    industry to form an association with local chip makers to rise to
    challenges of the emerging market. "Protecting the nation is not
    protecting our borders but protecting the bits and bytes," he pointed
    out. Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu unveiled the
    initiatives launched by the state to herald a paperless system of

    Karnataka chief minister SM Krishna said the fruits of technology
    could usher a social transformation only when it reaches out to a
    large population. He highlighted the e-governance initiatives of the
    state government in this regard. 

    Source: Financial Express

    Vivek Gupta
    Infosys Research Fellow
    Doctoral Candidate, Fellow Programme In Management
    Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
    Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
    INDIA 380015
    Tel: 91 79 6327903  Fax 91 79 6306896

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