Jammu, Nov 25: Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), V Srinivas on Friday informed that the department and Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, in association with J&K Government, is going to organise the 25th National Conference on e- Governance (NCeG) from November 26 and 27 in Katra.
Addressing a press conference at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, the Secretary informed that the conference “Bringing citizens, industry and government closer” will be inaugurated by Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Minister of State of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space, Government of India.
The Secretary also said that as November 26 is being celebrated as the Constitution Day to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India, Dr Jitendra Singh will be administering the reading of the Preamble to the Constitution with all the participants during the inaugural session of the 25th NCeG.
The valedictory session will be presided over by Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor, Jammu & Kashmir on November 27 in the 25th NCeG. The Chief Minister of Haryana will be attending the valedictory session which will witness the launch of digital J&K initiatives and the signing of MoUs by the J& K Government.
The National Awards for e-Governance (NAeG) will be presented under 5 categories of the NAeG Scheme - 2022 to 18 e-Governance initiatives at Central, State and District levels, Academic & Research Institutions and Public Sector Undertaking, the Secretary informed.
He said digital innovation will play an important part in the next decade for governance to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. “This will necessitate conversations around topics and technologies which would shape Digital Governance in the future to enhance the delivery of government services to citizens,” he said. “This conference will be a platform for discussion on some of these technologies by inviting distinguished speakers to share their knowledge and insights on the subject.”
Srinivas said the conference would provide considerable momentum to the e-Governance initiatives across the country including J&K, providing opportunities for civil servants and industry captains to showcase their successful interventions in e-Governance in improving end-to-end service delivery.
Delegates from Central Ministries/Departments and 28 States and 8 Union Territories have confirmed their participation in the conference, and over 1600 delegates are expected to attend this Conference at Katra, the Secretary informed.
Commissioner Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Prerna Puri who was also present during the press briefing, said, “It is a matter of pride for J&K that 25th National e-Governance Conference is being held at Katra, and also when J&K would be receiving two awards in this national conference.”