Div III (Applications), SIG on e-Governance and Allahabad Chapter
11 - 12 December 2010: National Conference on E-Government & E-Society Report prepared by D K Dwivedi, Chairman, Organising Committee, NCEGOVS & Past Chairman, CSI Allahabad Chapter & I/c Incharge Computer Centre, High Court, Allahabad.
The National Conference on E-Government & E-Society (NCEGOVS) witnessed presence and participation of leading experts from Judiciary, Government, Govt. Agencies and reputed academic institutions. In his inaugural address, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rajesh Tandon elaborated about Cyber related frauds, Cyber Crimes, Banking frauds, E-mail phishing, hacking of Computers, Web-Sites, networks and damage caused to Government & Society due to these crimes, which are increasing day by day and how these crimes are impacting country’s economy and businesses. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Yatindra Singh, Judge Allahabad High Court delivered Presidential Address and emphasized on the use of Open Source Software & Open Format for better e-Governance due to various inherent reasons. He explained concepts of Copy lefted, Free and Gpled software, OSS & Open Format & its advantages over the proprietary Software, and Open standards. Prof. B D Chaudhary shared his knowledge on use of ICT tools in Research, e-Learning, e-Teaching, Admission Process, allocation of seats in Admission Process & other routine business in Academic institutions. Mr. M D Agrawal delivered Keynote Address on empowerment of citizens through the use of Information and Communication Technology and informed how CSI through CSI eGov SIG activities is taking a leading role in recognition & promotion of various E-Governance initiatives for Citizen Centric Services and effective management of the Government’s own activities. Application of Cryptography in a Transaction System in E-Governance Environment. Contributory Papers were presented thereafter.

Lamp being lighted at National Conference on E-Government and E-Society With the inspiration of Mr. M D Agrawal and with the generosity of Prof. K K Bhutani, Fellow, CSI & Director, UPTEC, CSI Allahabad Chapter could find a permanent space for holding its meetings and Chapter activities. Chapter premises inside the UPTEC located in 3rd floor of Sangam Palace Bldg. was formally inaugurated by Mr. M D Agrawal in presence of Maj. Gen. R K Bagga and Prof. K K Bhutani. At the end of day, Annual General Meeting of the members of CSI Allahabad Chapter was also organized which was followed by musical programme and Lucky draws in which families of CSI members of the Chapter also participated. On the second Day, presentations started with Jhansi Jan Suvidha Kendra (JJSK) initiatives by Mr. Avneesh Kumar Saxena, City Magistrate, Jhansi, Mr. Deepak Saxena, Technical Director & Mr. Mohd.Asif Khan, Principal Systems Analyst, NIC, Jhansi. Er. S. Bharadwaj, I.E.S. & Dy. Director, DG&SD, Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India gave presentation about E-Procurement. Smt. Anita Mittal, Senior Consultant, National E-Governance Plan (NeGP), DIT, New Delhi delivered talk on “E-Governance Standards in India”. Prof. Sanjeev D. Vaidya from MIS Group of Indian Institute of Management, Kolkatta delivered talk on E-Governance: An Agenda for Management Education. Presentation on E-Crowd by Mr. Harshit Mr.vastava, 14 yr student of class –IX of ECPSSS, Allahabad was very interesting. A Panel Discussion on Success Stories, Issues & Challenges in the implementation of E-Governance Projects was held in post Lunch Session. Dr. G.P. Sahu, MNNIT presented an overview of the significant E-Government initiatives of the Country, which were short listed for the CSI Nihilent Awards of CSI during the CSI Annual Convention. Mr. Avneesh Kumar Saxena talked about how difficult it was to convince people about making complaints through telephone for redressal of their grievances through JJSK and also the resistance amongst the Govt. officials to adopt the new initiative. Er. S Bhardwaj Dy. Director, DG&SD informed about various challenges during the E-Procurement process. D K Dwivedi expressed that long-term perspective plans are required for Projects to sustain. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dilip Gupta, Judge, Allahabad High Court, Chief Guest on the occasion of Valedictory Session presided over the panel discussion and deliberated on the issues & challenges in the implementation of the E-Governance Projects. However, he said that E-Governance Projects have been launched with a vision to facilitate every citizen to get basic services & facilities at their doorstep with the use of ICT tools & gadgets and one must be optimistic enough to accept the fact that in coming years, more and more facilities may be added which will help citizens to live better life. JJSK Project was given the Best Project Presentation award during the valedictory session.

National Conference on E-Government and E-Society Mr. S B Singh, Dy. Director General & State Informatics Officer, NIC, UP gave complete overview of the E-Governance initiatives in the State of Uttar Pradesh specifically for Rural masses. He discussed in detail about some selected Projects such as Land Records (Bhulekh) Project, e-District Project, Food & Civil Supplies Project, E-Scholarship Project which were successfully implemented in the State and received many awards in recognition of their importance for the citizen centric services. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sunil Ambwani, Judge, Allahabad High Court, who is chairman of Computerization Committee of Allahabad High Court and Chairman, Steering Committee of the E-Court Project of Uttar Pradesh discussed in detail about the use ICT Applications in Judiciary and its impact in Justice Delivery System. He also talked about the success stories of the judicial applications implemented at Allahabad High Court and status of the implementation of the E-Court Project in Uttar Pradesh. Other speakers in this Session included Mr. D.K. Dwivedi, Mr. Ashwani Kumar, Mr. Arindam Lahiri, Mr. Gyanuji Mr.vastava from Allahabad High Court who gave presentation about the Allahabad High Court Web portal– eGov initiative for Integrated Service Delivery to all stakeholders and Allahabad High Court eLegalix – Judgment Information Management System. Mr. VSR Krishnaih, Senior Technical Director, NIC, New Delhi talked about Knowledge Management for effective E-Governance. Mr. Praveen Dwivedi, Assistant Director, STPI, Banglore talked about E-Governance initiatives of STPI. Mr. Siddhrath Sen & Mr.pati Mukhopadhyay from Burdwan University presented a Paper on