Shillong: The Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), in association with Union ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) and the Meghalaya government will organise the 22nd National Conference on e-Governance 2019 on August 8 and 9 in Shillong, Meghalaya.
This is the first time the event is being organised in Northeastern region of the country.
The Press Information Bureau, Meghalaya took to its official Twitter account to make the announcement for the conference.
The conference will provide a platform to disseminate knowledge on effective methods of designing and implementing sustainable e-governance initiatives to provide end-to-end digital services, exchange experiences in solving problems, mitigating risks, resolving issues and planning for success.
This was announced in a press conference addressed by PS Thangkhiew, chief secretary, government of Meghalaya; V Srinivas, additional secretary, department of administrative reforms and public grievances, in Shillong on Tuesday.
The 22nd National e-Governance Conference at Shillong is part of the DARPG’s 100 days initiatives in the new government.
The theme of the conference is ‘Digital India: Success to Excellence’. Discussions will be held on five sub-themes in plenary session during the conference: India Enterprise Architecture (INDEA), Digital Infrastructure, One Nation – One Platform, Emerging Technology for Practitioners, Secretariat Reforms, National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment (NeSDA).
Four breakout sessions will be held on sub-themes — Inclusion and Capacity Building, Engaging with Innovators and Industry, End-to-End Digital Services, IT initiatives of state governments. Also, 15 states would be presenting their IT initiatives and success stories in the breakout sessions.
28 states and eight union territories have confirmed their participation in the conference.
Over 450 delegates are expected to attend the conference. Also, an exhibition will be organised during the event to showcase India’s achievements in the field of e-governance, along with a hall of fame/ photo exhibition on the award winners.
The chief secretary of Meghalaya, PS Thangkhiew, said that the conference will be inaugurated by chief minister Conrad K Sangma, and Union minister of state (independent charge) of the ministry of development of north eastern region Jitendra Singh and Union minister of state in the prime minister’s office, personnel, public grievances & pensions, department of atomic energy, department of space.
Meghalaya’s minister of information technology and communication and urban affairs department, Hamletson Dohling would also address the inaugural session, among other dignitaries.
Srinivas, additional secretary of DARPG, said that the conference in Shillong would provide considerable momentum to the e-governance initiatives in the region, providing opportunities for civil servants and industry captains of Northeastern region to showcase their successful interventions in e-governance in improving end-to-end service delivery.