eGovINDIA group says Centralisation of e-governance planning by Government of India has to be given up in favour of States taking the lead.
Posted by egovindia on November 29, 2007
Centralisation of e-governance planning by Government of India has to be given up in favour of States taking the lead:
As on date, a handful of officials of Government of India have been acting the sole e-governance drivers. This is not a healthy trend for the nation. The National Institute of Smart Government has been formed with an aim to undercut the States. With NISG under their control, these Government of India officials are able to operate like private agencies, taking over the role of the State governments as well as the central Government.
Ideally speaking, the States should be given their due. Funds meant for e-governance should be distributed to the States. Leadership building at State level should be taken up instead of driving the e-governance movement through NISG which has neither any expertise nor legitimacy. The Govt. may take an appropriate view on this subject.