Stressing on the need of e-governance, C Viswanath, said that change in mindset is needed to move from manual to electronic system in governance. He emphasized on the use of Information Technology (IT) and the first step of the implementation of e-governance is e-office. C Viswanath, Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) addressed these points at a workshop on e-office. Asserting that e-office is a safe, secure and easily accessible store system, he said a cut-off date needs to be defined for the implementation of e-office. Also Read - India may soon announce its own ‘Atmanirbhar’ app store as alternative to Google, AppleAlso Read - FASTag is now free until February 29, NHAI waves off charges for 15 days
Mindset needs to be changed to switch over from old system to the new; an official release said quoting Viswanath. While giving presentation on the successful implementation of e-office in the Ministry of Rural Development, Santosh Mathew, Joint Secretary of the ministry said the secretaries of all the ministries should be enthusiastic about the utility of the implementation of e-office. The workshop was organized in the light of the fact that the e-office is an important tool of e-governance for bringing efficiency and quality in public service delivery.
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman AS Kiran Kumar also said that India will use more satellites to deliver public services and ensure e-governance. He further said that they are working with about 60 departments of the central government and all state governments for delivery of public services and enabling e-governance, using our various satellites. Out of the many agencies, currently, only 15-20 central and state departments use the space agency s satellites for various activities, including communications, broadcasting, weather forecasting, mapping, disaster management, navigation and surveillance.