In the last two decades, ever since the year 2000 when e-gov had begun in India with the flagship e-gov schemes like Bhoomi, e-Seva, FRIENDS etc. The following lessons have emerged regarding what is to be done in future for optimally utilizing the huge potential of ICT .
This shows that for a large majority of population, even the basic necessities for e-gov are not yet realized, viz.
● Digital literacy
● Basic infra like rural electrification
● Basic Telecom connectivity/access
● Internet connectivity/access
● High-speed and reliable (Broadband/optical fiber) network.
Can E-gov could be anti Good Governance ?
● Costs of E-infrastructure may be prohibitive. Technology assets like Satellite links, servers, broadband highways, development of application software’s etc may require huge investments.
● Prioritizing issues: Basic infra like primary healthcare, primary education, jobs, primary rural roads etc, have to be always kept at the topmost priority.
● Digital divide: technology is not available to every citizen equally, due to demography, geography and socio-economic reasons.
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