In reference to the NeGP implementation in the country, capacity building at Central, State and local Government level has been identified as a key priority. The capacity building Programs and measures undertaken by the Department of Information Technology (DIT), Government of India have focused on creating institutional structures for leading and managing the e-Governance initiatives, building capacities and skill sets for ensuring successful implementation and adoption of the e-Governance initiatives.
Under the capacity building scheme, various short duration courses under Specialized Training for e-Governance Program (STeP) has been designed for the stakeholders to be delivered by various training Institutions across the country Through STeP, it is intended to bring uniformity in the approach and standardization of content for delivering these training courses. Specialized Training for e-Governance Program (STeP) is offered by National Institute for Smart Government (NISG) in pursuance of the mandate given by Department of Information Technology (DIT), Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India (GoI), to develop human capacities by imparting training to officers from Central and State/UT Government departments. STeP is one of the key components under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) Capacity Building Scheme in India.
In the above context, three one day STeP training programme under National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) was organized by Department of Information Technology & Electronics, Government of Uttar Pradesh in association with National Institute for Smart Government (NISG) Hyderabad and State e-Governance Mission Team (SeMT) Uttar Pradesh between 11th, October 2011 to 13th October 2011 in three batches.
The training program was inaugurated by Shri Anup Mishra, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh in the presence of Shri Brij Lal Director General of Police (DGP) & Mr. V.N Garg, IIDC Govt. of Uttar Pradesh.
2. OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM
The major objectives for conducting the training include:
- To accelerate implementation of the NeGP
- To pave way for effective implementation of e-Governance in the Country for the benefit of all stakeholders
- To develop competencies and skills in specialized areas of e-Governance on an on-going basis for the senior level officials such as Principal Secretaries, Directors, District Magistrates / Collectors etc. working in Government
- To equip the above mentioned Senior Officials with the necessary tools for conceptualizing, developing, implementing and management of e-Governance projects
This Training Program was targeted primarily for the Senior Level Officials of Govt. of Uttar Pradesh who are expected to play crucial role in e-Governance project development and implementation such as Principal Secretaries, Head of Departments under NeGP Umbrella and District Magistrates / Collectors.
4. METHODOLOGY OF THE TRAINING
One day Training Program was organized at the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) of Uttar Pradesh i.e. Uttar Pradesh Academy of Administration & Management, Lucknow (UPAAM) by Department of IT &E in coordination with State e-Governance Mission Team (SeMT), Uttar Pradesh and National Institute of Smart Government (NISG). The following methodology was adopted for imparting the training to the participants:
- Sessions held by Retired Senior Officials of GoI such as Shri Ashis Sanyal (Former Sr. Director, Department of Information Technology, GoI), Shri Prakash Kumar (Director, Public Sector Internet Business Solutions Group, Former Joint Secretary) etc. supported by necessary case studies and examples.
- Interactive session which encouraged participants to deliberate aspects of e-Governance lifecycle and related phases
5. TRAINING DESCRIPTION
The Inaugural Session of all the three batches were started with a brief presentation by Shri Jivesh Nandan, Secretary, Dept. of IT & E on the status of various NeGP projects being implemented in the State of Uttar Pradesh. He expressed critical need to have special trainings for different levels of Govt. officials at State and District Level. He made a brief introduction about the agenda of the training program followed by session wise training and exercise by eminent resource person such as Shri Ashis Sanyal, Former Sr. Director, Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India, Shri Prakash Kumar, Director, Public Sector Internet Business Solutions Group, Former Joint Secretary, GoI, Shri Amit Chakravarty Sr. Project Manager, Shri Amit Chakravarty Sr. Project Manager, NISG.
In the third batch of the Training Program, a presentation by Shri Varesh Sinha, IAS, Addl. Chief Secretary, Govt. of Gujarat was made on the implementation of National e-Governance Plan followed by a case study on e-Gram being implemented in the State of Gujarat. Shri Prakash Kumar, Director, Public Sector Internet Business Solutions Group, Former Joint Secretary, GoI took a session on Government Process Reengineering in the first batch of the training program.
After Inaugural Session, The first technical session of each batch used to start with a session by Shri Ashis Sanyal, Former Sr. Director, Department of Information Technology, GoI on Introduction to e-Governance. He emphasized on technology as tool for reforming Government. The session depicts the importance of e-Governance in improving the standard of various Government centric Services to Citizens.