A five-day workshop on ‘e-governance project life cycle’ held for the government officials, concluded on 27 at ‘The Heritage’ Old DC Bungalow, Kohima. The workshop was organised by department of information technology and communication with resource persons from National Institute of Smart Governance (NISG).
Advisor, information technology and communication, Vikho-o Yhoshü speaking at the valedictory function said e-governance has great potential for improving lives of citizens by ensuring transparency.
Vikho-o highlighted that IT department was created in 2003 and started functioning in 2004. IT department was earlier combined with technical education but subsequently bifurcated and now IT is combined with communication.
He said the department was implementing core projects in the state to develop infrastructural facilities such as the State Wide Area Network (SWAN), State Data Centre, Common Service Centres and building the State Portal.
He later gave away certificates to the participants.
Secretary IT&C, K.T. Sukhalu, IAS who also spoke at the valedictory programme said Nagaland had passed the information technology act to implement in the state for e-governance. In this regard he urged all departments to keep 3 to 5 percent of budget to implement e-governance properly in their respective departments. Sukhalu further expressed optimism that the state data centre at Kohima would be set up by July 2011.
According to Sukhalu, out of the proposed 220 Community Service Centres (CSCs), 122 have already been rolled out. He also urged the participants to convince their respective heads of departments to expand e-governance policy in their department.
Experiences of the training were shared by assistant engineer, industries and commerce Er. Asenla Walling and deputy secretary, finance, Kevin Zehol. The concluding session of the workshop on monitoring and evaluation was taken up by Professor J.C. Kapur, NISG.