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Analyse the potential of e-governance in India.

Topic : Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

7. Analyse the potential of e-governance in India. (250 words)

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Why the question:

The question is straightforward and aims to analyse and present the potential of e-governance in the country.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the potential of e-governance in India.


AnalyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:


Introduce the answer by defining e-governance.


As per the World Bank, e-governance can be defined as the use by government agencies of information technologies that have the ability to transform relations with citizens, businesses, and other arms of government. It aims to create SMART governance which is to provide smart, moral, accountable, responsive and transparent governance.

Highlight the potential of e-governance in India including examples of different initiatives taken by government.

 Discuss the constraints that limit the potential of e-governance in India.


Conclude that thus, toward building a digital and inclusive India, various measures addressing above challenges need to be undertaken to ensure that e-governance initiatives can help the country achieve its socioeconomic and welfare targets.