National E-Governance Plan
Over the years, a large number of initiatives have been undertaken by various State
Governments and Central Ministries to usher in an era of e-Government. Sustained
efforts have been made at multiple levels to improve the delivery of public services
and simplify the process of accessing them.
e-Governance in India has steadily evolved
from computerization of Government Departments to initiatives that encapsulate the
finer points of Governance, such as citizen centricity, service orientation and
transparency. Lessons from previous e-Governance initiatives have played an important
role in shaping the progressive e-Governance strategy of the country. Due cognizance
has been taken of the notion that to speed up e-Governance implementation across
the various arms of Government at National, State, and Local levels, a programme
approach needs to be adopted, guided by common vision and strategy. This approach
has the potential of enabling huge savings in costs through sharing of core and
support infrastructure, enabling interoperability through standards, and of presenting
a seamless view of Government to citizens.
The National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), takes a holistic view of e-Governance initiatives across the country, integrating them into a collective vision, a shared cause. Around this idea, a massive countrywide infrastructure reaching down to the remotest of villages is evolving, and large-scale digitization of records is taking place to enable easy, reliable access over the internet. The ultimate objective is to bring public services closer home to citizens, as articulated in the Vision Statement of NeGP.
The Government approved the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), comprising of 27 Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) and 8 components, on May 18, 2006. The Government has accorded approval to the vision, approach, strategy, key components, implementation methodology, and management structure for NeGP. However, the approval of NeGP does not constitute financial approval(s) for all the Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) and components under it. The existing or ongoing projects in the MMP category, being implemented by various Central Ministries, States, and State Departments would be suitably augmented and enhanced to align with the objectives of NeGP.