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Jammu, Nov 26: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, giant strides are being taken in the field of IT and new age technologies for better delivery of governance to citizens.

Inaugurating the 25th National Conference on e-Governance (NCeG), the silver jubilee edition of the NCeG in Katra, Dr Jitendra Singh said the ultimate objective of good governance is to bring ease of living in the life of a common man. He said Modi Government has preempted the need of Information Technology and inculcated the same in each and every aspect of governance and has committed to augment inclusive growth across all sectors. 

Dwelling on the theme of the conference “Bringing Citizens, Industry and Government closer”, Dr Jitendra Singh said, “This has become absolute necessity in the times we live in, as the days of working in silos is over. Closer synergy among the Research, Academia, Industry and Start-ups is the way forward for India to become self-reliant (Atmanirbhar) in true sense of the term.”

The minister said that in an era of increasing digitisation with Web 3.0, Artificial Intelligence and regular Tech Disruptions, Prime Minister Modi’s vision of India’s Techade can be realised through vigorous and all pervasive digital push. 

The minister said that digital innovation will play an important part in the next decade for governance to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. 

Dr Jitendra Singh urged all the participants & stalwarts taking part in two-day intense deliberations to focus on questions that will propel India to the next decade of agile growth. He said the “Whole of Government, Whole of Nation and Whole of Society” approach has become the new norm to achieve the desired results in shortest span of time. 

Expressing happiness that NCeG is coinciding with the Constitution Day celebrations, Dr Jitendra Singh administered reading of the Preamble to the Constitution with all participants in the Inaugural Session, as 26th November is celebrated as the Constitution Day to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India in 1949.

Dr Jitendra Singh presented the National Awards for e-Governance (NAeG) 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. 

Secretary, DARPG, V Srinivas in his address said “In the period from 2014 to 2022, government has brought about digital transformation which has been accepted by India’s rural population through Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, UPI and Beam application, Arogya Setu App etc.” 

Chief Secretary Dr Arun Mehta said J&K has achieved milestones in e-Governance with distinctions in implementation of Amrit Sarovar, AKAM, PMGSY, Agriculture Income, ease of doing business, digitisation of land records, providing land passbooks that have been possible through transparency, teamwork and technology. 

Secretary MeitY, Alkesh Kumar said that it is an occasion to recognise and showcase exemplary digital transformations brought out by Central government, state governments, startup community, research and academic institutions. 

 

 

 

 

 

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