e-Office as a core mission mode project (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP)

e-Office

The Government of India, in recognition of the long-felt need for efficiency in government processes and service delivery mechanisms, has included e-Office as a core mission mode project (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). It is estimated that this MMP has the potential of targetting over 2 lakh users.

This MMP aims at significantly improving the operational efficiency of the Government by transitioning to a "Less Paper Office".

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The objectives of the MMP are:
  • To improve efficiency, consistency and effectiveness of government responses
  • To reduce turnaround time and to meet the demands of the citizens charter
  • To provide for effective resource management to improve the quality of administration
  • To reduce processing delays
  • To establish transparency and accountability
Vision & Mission

Vision

e-Development of India as the engine for transition into a developed nation and an empowered society.

Mission

To promote e-Governance for empowering citizens, promoting the inclusive and sustainable growth of the Electronics, IT & ITeS industries, enhancing India’s role in Internet Governance, adopting a multipronged approach that includes development of human resources, promoting R&D and innovation, enhancing efficiency through digital services and ensuring a secure cyber space.

Objectives
  • e-Government: Providing e-infrastructure for delivery of e-services
  • e-Industry: Promotion of electronics hardware manufacturing and IT-ITeS industry
  • e-Innovation / R&D: Implementation of R&D Framework - Enabling creation of Innovation/ R&D Infrastructure in emerging areas of ICT & E/Establishment of mechanism for R&D translation
  • e-Learning: Providing support for development of e-Skills and Knowledge network
  • e-Security: Securing India’s cyber space
  • e-Inclusion: Promoting the use of ICT for more inclusive growth
Internet Governance: Enhancing India’s role in Global Platforms of Internet Governance.

Functions of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

MINISTRY OF ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • Policy matters relating to information technology; Electronics; and Internet (all matters other than licensing of Internet Service Provider). 
  • Promotion of internet, IT and IT enabled services. 
  • Promotion of Digital Transactions including Digital Payments.
  • Assistance to other departments in the promotion of E-Governance, E- Commerce, E- Medicine, E- Infrastructure, etc. 
  • Promotion of Information Technology education and Information Technology-based education. 
  • Matters relating to Cyber Laws, administration of the Information Technology Act. 2000 (21 of 2000) and other IT related laws. 
  • Matters relating to promotion and manufacturing of Semiconductor Devices in the country excluding all matters relating to Semiconductor Complex Limited (SCL), Mohali.
  • Interaction in IT related matters with international agencies and bodies e.g. Internet for Business Limited (IFB), Institute for Education in Information Society (IBI) and International Code Council – on line (ICC). 
  • Initiative on bridging the Digital Divide: Matters relating to Digital India Corporation. 
  • Promotion of Standardization, Testing and Quality in IT and standardization of procedure for IT application and Tasks. 
  • Electronics Export and Computer Software Promotion Council (ESC). 
  • National Informatics Centre (NIC). 
  • Initiatives for development of Hardware/Software industry including knowledge– based enterprises, measures for promoting IT exports and competitiveness of the industry. 
  • All matters relating to personnel under the control of the Ministry.
  • Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).








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