Union Minister Mr Ravi to Release “Digital North East Vision 2022” tomorrow in Guwahati

Guwahati, August 10: Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad,Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology and Law and  Justice will release the document ‘Digital North East Vision 2022’tomorrowat Radisson Hotel in Guwahati. The Vision Document will be released in the august presence of Chief Ministers and IT Ministers of North East States and senior officials of Central Government Ministries including DoT and DoNER and officials from the State Governments ofthe NE States.

The Vision Document emphasizes leveraging digital technologies to transform lives of people of the north east and enhance the ease of living. The Document identifies eight digital thrust areas namely, Digital Infrastructure, Digital services, Digital empowerment, Promotion of Electronics Manufacturing, Promotion of IT and ITes including BPOs, Digital Payments, Innovation and  Startups and Cyber security.

State-wise roadmaps for implementing digital initiatives in the North East States have been developed.Through these, the Vision Document aims to empower the people of the North Eastern region.

Three parallel sessions have also been planned tomorrow preceding the event for the release of the Vision 2022. These comprisea Networking Workshop on Hub and Spoke Model for BPOs, a session on expanding the role and reach of Common Services Centre and another session on Government eMarket Place (GeM).

These sessions are to expose the participants to the implementation and the role of these initiatives in providing employment opportunities, delivery of various services digitally to rural population and enhancing efficiency of governance.

Also preceding the main event, the Minister of Electronics and Technologyand Chief Minister of Assam will lay the foundation stone for the Common Facilitation Centre and Smart Meter Manufacturing facility in Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) in Tech City, Bongara Village, Assam for promotion of electronics manufacturing in NERegion.

During the event, foundation stone will also belaid for four NIELIT (National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology) permanent centres in Guwahati, Shillong, Lunglei and Gangtok. NIC is launching theSecure, Scalable and Sugamya Website as a Service(SwaaS) websites for Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura. To take participative governance to last mile citizen, State MyGov portals are being launched for Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura.

STPI (Software Technology Park of India) incubation facility is being inaugurated in Agartala, Aizawl and Shillong.A BPO centre under the North East BPO Promotion Scheme (NEBPS)is being inaugurated in Majuli, Assam.Manipur State Data Centre (SDC) is being migrated to the Cloud Platform.

ERNET (National Research and Education Network) India is enabling virtual classroom facilityin Tripura.Digital Locker is being integrated with Secondary Education Board Assam and with Nagaland e-District. A comprehensive GIS based Decision Support System for North East States and North Eastern District Resource Plan Geo-Portal (NEDRP) is also being launched.

‘Digital North East’ is envisioned as an integral part of the Digital India programme.  It would help in leveraging the power of Information Technology to leapfrog the overall development of the North East region and realize its full potential.


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