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AP puts e-governance on fast track; Wipro chipped in

AP puts e-governance on fast track; Wipro chipped in
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The Andhra Pradesh State government has put its e-governance programme on fast track. The Andhra Pradesh State Entrepreneur Architecture (APSEA) which is aimed at guiding the e-governance in the State would become fully functional from the financial year 2015-16.

APSEA will be fully operational by next financial yearAPSEA will be fully operational by next financial year

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh State government has put its e-governance programme on fast track. The Andhra Pradesh State Entrepreneur Architecture (APSEA) which is aimed at guiding the e-governance in the State would become fully functional from the financial year 2015-16. The State government has already shortlisted and engaged IT giant Wipro to prepare detailed design documentation (DDD) of the APSEA. The terms of reference for the preparation of the DDE has been finalised, and it will be completed within three months from now.

The APSEA includes governance and administration of the State government's proposed seven missions and many of its flagship programmes. The detailed design documentation of the APSEA would be further firmed up with detailed designing of individual departments, said Advisor for e-Governance, Electronics and IT, J Satyanarayana.

However, initially it would be Revenue, Health and Education departments which would be given top priority in the rolling out of the programme. This would be followed by more departments. While doing so, the government wanted not only to confine itself in securing the services of the top and big IT firms, but also wanted to give an impetus to the small and medium enterprises in the State, he said. To give effect to this, the government would be releasing a notification soon, asking SMEs to present the best and innovative projects that could help enhancing the services delivery of various sorts as part of its e-governance objective.

Satyanarayana said that giving an opportunity to the SMEs to present their innovative ideas had been approved by the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. This would enable the SMEs to play an important role along with top notch IT companies in promoting e-governance in the State.

The whole exercise would open lots of opportunities in the State in Information Technology front, he added. Further, to align human resources in line with the IT policy of the State, the government had already set up Innovation Capacity Building Mission to hone the skills needed. Three societies have been already constituted under the mission.

A team of 25 persons would be focusing on capacity building to roll out the programme of skill development, Satyanarayana said. The government feels the whole programme is expected to take the e-governance in the State to next generation e-administration.

By:V R C Phaniharan

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