Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Approach and Key Components of e-Kranti

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 March 2015 gave its approval for the Approach and Key Components of e-Kranti: National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) 2.0. 

e-Kranti is an important pillar of the Digital India programme and the programme has been envisaged by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY). 

Objectives of e-Kranti:
• To redefine NeGP with transformational and outcome oriented e-Governance initiatives.

• To enhance the portfolio of citizen centric services.

• To ensure optimum usage of core Information & Communication Technology (ICT).

• To promote rapid replication and integration of eGov applications.

• To leverage emerging technologies.

• To make use of more agile implementation models.

Key principles of e-Kranti:
• Transformation and not Translation

• Integrated Services and not Individual Services

• Government Process Reengineering (GPR) to be mandatory in every Mission Mode Projects (MMPs)

• ICT Infrastructure on Demand

• Cloud by Default

• Mobile First

• Fast Tracking Approvals

• Mandating Standards and Protocols

• Language Localization

• National GIS (Geo-Spatial Information System)

• Security and Electronic Data Preservation

The e-Kranti Mission is to ensure a Government wide transformation by delivering all Government services electronically to citizens through integrated and interoperable systems via multiple modes, while ensuring efficiency, transparency and reliability of such services at affordable costs.

Key components of the management structure would consist of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) for according approval to projects according to the financial provisions, a Monitoring Committee on Digital India headed by the Prime Minister, Digital India Advisory Group chaired by the Minister of Communications and IT, an Apex Committee chaired by the Cabinet Secretary and the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) / Committee on Non Plan Expenditure (CNE).

The Apex Committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary would undertake addition / deletion of MMPs which are considered to be appropriate and resolve inter-Ministerial issues.  

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