India: CIO

A conference of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) brought together Chief Information Officers from government departments to share the various e-Governance models implemented in different government departments was launched at Bangalore, India.

Minister for Science and Technology Ramachandra Gowda, inaugurated the function and said the State Government aimed at promoting innovation and scientific temperament not only in well-known institutions but also in rural areas. His ministry is planning to create a databank of innovations by rural farmers and post it on the website. For e-Governance to be effective, people had to become computer-savvy, he said. He added that the ministry should make sure that e-Governance is accepted and utilised by people from the lowest strata of society. M.N. Vidyashankar, Secretary to the Government, Department of Medical Education, said such conferences would be conducted once in six months both in New Delhi and Bangalore. Bangalore: A first of its kind conference to share the various e-Governance models implemented in different government departments was launched.

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