Topic– e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential;
3) More than a transformation of style of government administration into a digital form, E-governance also signifies the transformation of the relationship between public sectors and the private citizens and businesses. Comment.(250 words)
Why this question
E-governance has been sought worldover, although variably, in order to bring transparency and efficiency in the governance. The concept has received considerable importance in India. It is essential to discuss how e-governance signifies the transformation of the relationship between public sectors and the private citizens and businesses.
Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to write in detail about the e-governance and how it is more than merely digitizing the processes of the government; how it is different from simple e-government and what are the objectives and values it espouses.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the meaning of e-governance. E.g It can be simply defined as the public sectors’ use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs including the world-wide-web, mobile devises, digital content, etc.) to improve and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of information and services to citizens, businesses and organizations.
- Discuss the concept of e-government. E.g The term E-government is used in a more limited sense of use of ICTs in internal operations of running a government to facilitate inter and intra departmental workflows.
- Discuss how e-governance is more than simple e-government and mere digitization of government processes. E.g it facilitates the access to the governing processes and encourages active participation of citizens; The objective of the use of ICTs in governance is not just limited to achieving efficiency but also various values of good governance like improving citizen participation, enabling easy access to critical information and offering public services online; interactive dissemination of laws, improving access to justice, achieving transparency, E-democracy in law making and rule of law etc.
Conclusion– sum up your discussion in a few lines and form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the above issue.