Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde inaugurated the two-day Regional Conference on “E-Governance” in Mumbai on Monday. The conference has been jointly organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra from January 23 to 24, 2023 in Mumbai.
The conference is hybrid mode has been attended by 500 delegates from 30 participating States and UTs today.
Maharashtra CM Shinde said that e-Governance is being widely implemented in the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the two-day conference being held by the Centre and State Governments is a welcome initiative to update the administrative system and exchange innovative ideas.
Through this conference, information about the activities taking place under e-governance across the country will be made available to all states and UTs. Stating that the mantra ‘Maximum Governance, Minimum Government’ has been coined by the Prime Minister, the CM said that e-Governance is being widely implemented across the country and good governance will be provided to citizens through e-governance. The country is getting significant participation at the global level under the leadership of the Prime Minister, he added.
DARPG Secretary V. Srinivas, in his introductory address, stated that the two-day regional conference has resulted from a multi-pronged action plan formulated by DARPG and the Government of Maharashtra for implementing next generation administrative reforms in the state of Maharashtra so that the best practices can be presented by the award winners, academicians and industry captains to enable widespread dissemination and adoption.
“One of the objectives of this regional conference is to translate the Government of Maharashtra’s core strengths in governance into e-governance to enable the digital transformation of institutions and digital environment of citizens”.
He said that Maharashtra is amongst the most advanced states of India with a strong governance model, having a strong secretariat structure and districts where officers have stood for innovation and commitment.
He stated that Good Governance Index of India recognizes Maharashtra’s strong performance in several sectors, like agriculture, commerce and industry, public infrastructure, social welfare and development, judiciary and public safety. Maharashtra stands well ahead of the Indian states in terms of the 58 parameters across ten sectors, he further stated.
Speaking about adoption of e-office version 7.0, he said that it is an initiative for increasing efficiency in decision- making through de-layering, delegation and digitization of the state secretariat, updating of the manual of office procedures to enable the creation of a digital secretariat, documentation of best practices and administrative innovations and formulation of a district level good governance index.