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Andhra Pradesh government has been working with software giant Wipro to develop AP State Enterprise Architecture (APSEA) which will create a digital repository of the State’s data and work with all departments as per the government’s vision. During a meeting with Wipro executives on Wednesday at the State Secretariat,

APSEA to create a repository of State’s data; to work with Wipro

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government has been working with software giant Wipro to develop AP State Enterprise Architecture (APSEA) which will create a digital repository of the State’s data and work with all departments as per the government’s vision. During a meeting with Wipro executives on Wednesday at the State Secretariat, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu told them about his meeting with Wipro chairman Azim Premji and the company’s Chief Strategy Officer Rishad Premji at the World Economic Forum at Davos.

The APSEA project has been kick-started following the Chief Minister’s meeting with Premji. Andhra Pradesh State Enterprise Architecture is an all-encompassing framework for prioritising, mapping out game-changing strategies, integrating various departments and service and delivering outcomes as a result of implementation the government’s vision – seven missions, five grids and five campaigns.

IT Advisor J Satyanarayana has informed the Chief Minister that the project would be carried out in two phases where Phase I includes primary domain departments that are linked to social welfare while Phase II includes secondary domain departments. For this, the IT department is working with the Planning department to obtain data. The department will soon hold a ‘Vision Workshop’ as part of phase 1 of the project with all secretaries of the department and explain how APSEA will work.

As part of this, a welfare group will be working with departments to gather data and create an e-locker which will have a repository of data of every citizen in the State and their socio-economic profile, Aadhaar details, education, benefits he/she is availing from the government, etc.

The primary focus of APSEA will be to improve social indicators through the welfare group which has categorised services in three sets – A, B and C. To increase efficiency through APSEA, the IT department will use technologies such as SMAC (Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud), Big Data and also ensure cyber security.

For instance, if a student’s profile from a school is chosen under APSEA, his/ her education, Aadhaar details, socio-economic profile, health status, assessment of his/her cognitive skills, details of whether the student is having midday meals and other details will be part of APSEA’s mechanism. This means the data will be acquired from concerned departments. This will ensure transparency and plug gaps if any, clearly outlining the faulty areas.

Stating that he wanted to improve efficiency by 30 to 40 per cent the Chief Minister said APSEA would bring in a systematic process of working on projects with an integrated approach and will also work for future. “I am confident that technology in e-Governance will lead to 2 to 3 per cent of growth rate because it will ensure transparency and weed out corruption,” he added.

The Chief Minister asked Wipro to guide AP government officials to use the existing resources and set up a dedicated team for the project to finish this within a defined time-frame. “This will not only bring in transparency but also reflect public’s satisfaction,” he added.

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