In today's world,
where accountability and performance measurements form the basis of
Governments, where good governance is defined by transparent and clearly
defined laws, where both citizens and govt. bodies need access to
information and communication resources, eGovernance plays a very
E-Governance can thus help improve government processes, connect its
citizens, and build inter-linkages within the Government bodies and its
clients, thereby, paving way for Simple Moral Accountable Responsive
Transparent (SMART) governance.
In order for a Government to achieve these goals it must communicate and
transact well with its clients, predominantly its citizens. For
E-Governance to be transformational, it must collapse the existing
historical structures to construct a Government-citizen network.
In the recent years, there have been many E-Governance programs aimed at
various segments of society. Similarly, there are various E-Governance
conferences that showcase E-Governance initiative and the work done in
implementing various schemes.
This workshop is different!
EGIL will host a citizen-centric workshop on eGovernance as a part of
the 6th International Conference on eGovernance (ICEG 2008) at DMS, IIT-Delhi.
This workshop aims at giving a platform to the citizens – what they want
eGovernance to be? The services they would want the Government to
provide using IT and the internet.
The citizen here could be an individual, a family, a small or large
business, or some other entity that has to deal with government.
For this workshop, we invite individual citizens, or citizen groups, to
submit their proposals /ideas.
The proposal should be no more than two pages long
(Max 2 pages) and should contain the following:
- An expressive title
- The motivation for the proposed service
- The current state of affairs with respect to this service in
India (and elsewhere in the world, if known)
- Who will benefit if the service is E-delivered
- Some estimate of the overall benefits to the society/economy at
The proposals will be screened by a committee to evaluate the impact of
the proposed scheme and its feasibility.
The best six proposals will
be invited for presentation. The best proposal would be awarded a prize
by the evaluation committee.
Deadline for submission: 8th December 2008
Deadline for informing the submitters about the outcome:
Deadline for submitting the final version of the note and presentation:
12th December 2008
Date of the workshop: 19 December 2008
Two page long proposal to be submitted in word format only to the
following email address -
In case of any queries please contact Saurabh Kaura on