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2) E-governance in not only about utilization of the power of new technology but also much about the critical importance of the ‘use value’ of information. Explain.(250 words)

Topic – Part of static series under the heading – “e-governance”

2) E-governance in not only about utilization of the power of new technology but also much about the critical importance of the ‘use value’ of information. Explain.(250 words)

 

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to examine the importance and relevance of e-governance as not only limited to use of technology in government functions but more to do with the importance of information and what we do with it. We have to analyze the statement in light of the various initiatives taken by the government under NeGP and how that utilizes information.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Explain what e-governance is.

Body

  • Emphasize that technology is only a facilitator for e-governance but the real purpose of e-governance is the critical use value of information
  • Thereafter, emphasize on the National e-governance plan and the steps taken thereunder and explain that technology acts as a facilitator but the important application of e-governance is the relevance of information that we get from e-governance. For instance, by updating court cases on judicial grid , one can get information about pendency of cases , and take steps to improve the status quo.

Conclusion – Give your view on the relevance and importance of e-governance and discuss the way forward.