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Gadkari to inaugurate 19th National Conference on e-Governance


Nagpur : Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the 19th National Conference on e-Governance to be held here from tomorrow.

The two-day conference is being jointly organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Department of Electronics and Information Technology and Maharashtra government, an official release said.

While Union Shipping and Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the conference, Union MoS for Personnel and Public Grievances Jitendra Singh will be the guest of honour and DAPRG Secretary Devendra Chaudhry will address the inaugural session.

The conference will have six plenary sessions on topics like Governance with Accountability Transparency and Innovation (GATI) for citizen-centric services, financial inclusion – Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile (JAM) and Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), urban governance in smart cities, the release stated.

The other sessions are on ‘Decade of e-Governance – Way Ahead’ and technology enabled education and cyber security framework for citizen centric services, it added.

At the valedictory session Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will give away the National Awards for e-Governance for the Year 2015-16 for exemplary implementation of e-Governance initiatives in 12 categories.

Awards for best district level initiative in citizen-centric service delivery through Information and Communication Technologies, innovative use of GIS technology in e-Governance, innovative use of mobile technology in e-Governance, besides sectoral awards will be given.

The last conference was held in January last year at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

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