16th National Conference on e-Governance 2013 to be held in Jaipur
The 16th National Conference on e-Governance is to be held at Birla Auditorium, Jaipur, from Feb 11-12, 2013, under the joint auspices of the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, Government of India, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and Department of Information Technology, Government of Rajasthan.
e-Governance presents challenges and opportunities to transform both the mechanics of government, and the nature of governance itself. The big challenges are not technological but cultural. The National Conference on e-Governance offers a platform for meaningful interaction for policy makers, practitioners, industry leaders and academicians to deliberate, interact and recommend an actionable strategy for good governance and thereby improve the standard of services rendered to the common man.
Although India is emerging as an economic powerhouse, still teeming millions remain outside this growth curve. To inject meaning to this growth, the national growth has to be inclusive, sustainable and has to encompass the rural as well as urban poor.
At this backdrop, the 16th National Conference on e-Governance is organized based on the theme “Towards an Open Government”. The conference will explore how use of ICT has transformed governance from the perspective of the beneficiaries of the services. It serves as a reality check to ascertain the outcome of the services rendered and whether it has achieved the intended objectives of a transparent, effective, responsive and accountable system of governance.