Panel submits report on HR policy for e-Gov projects

The panel, headed by UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani recommends building internal capacity with support from private sector to manage such projects

New Delhi: An expert committee on HR Policy for e-Governance has recommended building internal capacity to manage technology- based government projects and explore opportunities of collaboration with private sector.

The committee, headed by UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani, in its report submitted to Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal recommended putting in place appropriate organisational structures both at Centre and states for the e-Governance programme and project management.

The committee also proposed putting in place Electronic Services Division to be headed by Chief Information Officer in central ministries, Electronic Delivery of Services (EDS) Directorate in states and Union Territories and dedicated project teams for managing projects.

It has also recommended an enhanced role of NIC (National Informatics Centre) as a technology adviser to the government.

It has suggested various policy interventions required to build internal competencies and growing internal resource pool in the government with institutionalised training and capacity building mechanisms.

 “We need to take all these recommendation process to the government and then take it at the highest level for approval of the Cabinet,” the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Secretary J Satyanarayana said.

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