The Government of Pondicherry announced that IBM Business Consulting Services (IBCS) has helped them strategise a master plan and implementation road map for e-governance. Ravi Trivedy, Partner, IBM Business Consulting Services, handed over this blue print to the state's Chief Minister, Thiru
The e-governance master plan aims at improving services to citizens and businesses; to ensure increased transparency and efficiency in operations across different government departments. The blue print covers 16 key departments and encompasses the overall IT architecture, the IT organization structure, cost estimates for funding the recommended IT initiatives and the implementation roadmap to achieve the Pondicherry government’s vision of e-governance.
As part of the plan, the team from IBCS recommends an integrated approach to facilitate the e-governance initiative for Pondicherry. The team has identified applications, which can be shared by the departments and hence jointly developed and deployed. The IT architecture has taken into consideration the sharing of critical infrastructure such as data center and WAN.
This approach will help in reducing the cost of implementation and at the same time help in better integration within the departments and hence improved and efficient services to the stakeholders. "Governments today, are required to provide improved access for citizens, better collaboration across departments and enhancements in internal efficiency. To that end, they want to work with a partner who can assist them in designing and delivering this transformation”, said Trivedy.
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