The National e-Governance Advisory Group (NAG) has been reconstituted last week to have a wider representation and also in view of changes at various levels. The Group was first constituted on March 29, 2005 for the effective management of the National e-Governance Programme (NeGP). This Group is constituted with the objective to obtain views of external stakeholders and to provide inputs to the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure, advise the Government on policy issues and strategic interventions necessary for accelerating introduction of e-Governance across Central and State Government Ministries/Departments. It is headed by the Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India.

The next meeting of the Group is scheduled for November 12, 2010.

The revised composition of the National e-Governance Advisory Group is as under:

Thiru A. Raja, Hon’ble Minister for Communication & Information Technology, Chairman; Sh. Nandan Nilekani Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI); Shri Shashi Kant Sharma, Secretary, Deptt. of Information Technolgy; Sh. R. Chandrashekhar, Secretary, Deptt. of Telecommunication; Dr. Mrutyunjay Sarangi, Addl. Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat; Sh. D.V. Singh, Special Secretary, Deptt. of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances; Dr. B.K. Gairola, Director General National Informatics Centre;

Representatives from Central Government – Dr. R. Chandramoli, Registrar General of India; Shri M.K. Mirani DGIT (Systems), Central Board of Direct Taxes; Ms. F.M. Jaswal, DG(Systems) Central Board of Excise & Customs; Sh. Sanjiv Mittal Chief Executive Officer National Institute of Smart Governance;

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State IT Secretaries, Information Technology & Communication Deptt – Smt. K. Ratna Prabha, Andhra Pradesh; Sh. Ashok Kumar C. Monoli, Govt. of Karnataka; Shri S. Kumaraswamy, Govt. of Goa; Shri Ajay Tyagi, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh; Shri Arun Kumar Singh, Bihar; Shri Amar Kumar Singh, Chattisgarh; Shri Lalit Kumar Gupta, Tripura ; Shri Ravi S. Saxena Gujarat; Shri Yudhvir Singh Malik, Haryana;

Representatives from the IT Industry- Shri Kiran Karnik; Shri Som Mittal, President, NASSCOM; Dr. Anurag Srivastava Vice President, Wipro Infotech; Sh. N. Chandrasekaran, Chief Executive Officer Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.; Shri Vineet Nayar, Chief Executive Officer, HCL Technologies Ltd.; Shri Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman, Mind Tree Ltd.; Dr. Ashok Bakthavathsalam, Managing Director, KG Information Systems Pvt. Ltd.; Sarvanampatti;

Representatives from consulting agencies- Shri Anil Baijal, Ex Secrtary, GOI and Chairperson, ICAP, India PPP Capacity Building Trust; Shri Neel Ratan, Price Waterhouse Ltd.; Shri Harsh Manglik Chairman & MD, Accenture;

Representatives from NGOs and Social Sector- Dr. Ashok Khosla, Chairman, Development Alternatives; Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Chairman, Dr. M.s. Swaminathan Research Foundation; Shri Arvind Kejriwal;

Representatives from Academia- Dr. Deepak B Pathak, Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Mumbai; Prof. Anil K. Gupta, Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad ; Prof. B.N. Jain, Indian Institute of Delhi Hauz Khas, New Delhi; Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and Member Convener Sh. S. R. Rao, Addl. Secretary, Deptt. of Information Technology

The National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) was approved by the Government of India in May, 2006 to “Make all Government Services accessible to the common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets and ensure efficiency, transparency & reliability of such services at affordable costs to realize the basic needs of the common man”. The NeGP comprises

• 27 Mission Mode Projects which are owned and spearheaded by the various Line Ministries

• Core and Support Infrastructure which is being implemented by DIT, Government of India through the State Governments

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