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Union Minister Jitendra Singh to inaugurate 25th e-Governance conference in J&K’s Katra on Nov 26

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh will inaugurate a two-day national e-governance conference to be held in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

The conference will be a platform for discussion on some of the digital innovations and technologies that will play an important part in the next decade for governance to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions said in a statement.

The Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG) and Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) in association with the Jammu & Kashmir government will organize the 25th National Conference on e-Governance (NCeG) on 26 – 27 November in Katra.

Digital governance to be discussed in the meet

The theme of this Conference is “Bringing Citizens, Industry and Government closer”.

“November 26 is celebrated as the Constitution Day to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India.

As part of the celebrations, Union Minister Jitendra Singh will administer the reading of the Preamble to the Constitution with all participants on November 26in the inaugural session of the 25th NCeG,” the statement said.

Discussions will be held on various themes including: digital governance across ‘Whole-of-the-Government’, strengthening start-up ecosystem, laws to promote national growth & to secure citizen’s rights, security in cyberspace etc.

The Conference would provide considerable momentum to the e-Governance initiatives across the country, providing opportunities for civil servants and industry captains to showcase their successful interventions in e-Governance in improving end-to-end service delivery, it said.

Awards to be presented under 5 categories

The National Awards for e-Governance (NAeG) will be presented under 5 categories of the NAeG Scheme – 2022 to 18 e-Governance initiatives at Central, State and District levels, Academic & Research Institutions and Public Sector Undertaking. This includes 9 Gold and 9 Silver Awards.

The Valedictory Session will be presided over by Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor, Jammu & Kashmir on 27th Nov.

Chief Minister of Haryana will be attending the Valedictory Session which will witness Launch of digital J&K initiatives and Signing of MoUs by the J& K Government, the statement said.

Over 1000 delegates are expected to attend this Conference in Jammu. An Exhibition will also be organized during the event to showcase India’s achievements in the field of e-Governance, along with a Wall of Fame/ photo exhibition on the award winners, it added.

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