The colonial view of the Government used to be as a “CONTROLLER and RULER”. Today the Government’s role is like that of a coordinator and service provider. The Government is responsible for providing certain services to the citizens, just like a corporation is responsible for managing the value chain, which leads to output. Business corporations have discovered for the last two decades that with information. Technology they can make the value chain more efficient and this leads to quality increase and cost savings. Similarly, Governments have discovered that with Information Technology they can make the provision of the services to the citizens more efficient, transparent, can save costs and lead to a higher level of efficiency. This application of Information Technology enabled Process & Systems is called E-Governance or E-Government.
What do most E-Governance Initiatives involve?
It involves the entire citizens interfaces with the Government: delivery of government products and services, access to government information & transactions.
The programme highlights all the three aspects of E-Governance namely
· Information Technology Frame Works
· Citizens Access
· Government Process Improvement
Why should Government adopt E-Governance and what are its practical benefits?
A cute acronym has been coined for these possible results of E-Governance – SMART which stands for Simple, Moral, Accountable, Responsive and Transparent Governments.
Practical benefits include simpler documentation, faster applications, simpler procurement, greater reach of services, accelerating education, public participation and simplifying transactions.
Programme Design & Objectives
The programme will cover all the stages of E-Governance namely:
Ø Information Technology Frameworks
Ø Citizens Access
v Maturity Models of E-Governance Systems
v Information Flow through Internet Technology
v Information Systems-Strategic & Tactical Planning Issues
This programme is meant for Group A officers from State & Central Government.
FACULTY & METHODOLOGY
The faculty will comprise of senior NPC experts, top professionals and senior Government Officials. This programme will focus on interactive discussion sessions, case examples and exercises.
Dr. AMBEDKAR INSTITUTE OF PRODUCTIVITY
NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL
No. 6, SIDCO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
AMBATTUR, CHENNAI-600 098
DATE: 8th September 2006
There is no participation fee for this progamme. The nominations are restricted to twenty on First come First basis.
Nominations, giving participant’s name(s), designation, contact address, email, telephone, fax number etc., may be sent to
Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Productivity
National Productivity Council
No.6, Sidco Industrial Estate, Ambattur
Phone: (044) 2625 1808, 2625 5216
Fax : (044) 2625 4904