In today’s age of Science, Technology and Innovation, effective use of ICT is imperative to meet the ever-growing expectations of citizens and businesses. From mere automation, eGovernance is continuously evolving to provide access, equity & empowerment to masses. The State Government has been using ICT as an effective tool towards Good Governance and Gujarat is a frontline State in the Country for implementation of eGovernance projects.

Gujarat has been a leader in setting up of core ICT infrastructure like State Wide Area Network (SWAN), State Data Centre (SDC) and eGRAM - Common Service Centres (CSCs) as well for use of advanced technologies like GIS and mobility solutions, to provide smart Governance to its citizens and businesses. The adoption of innovative, constructive and result-oriented policies and the increasing use of ICT as facilitator for Governance have tremendously benefitted the masses resulting in significant e-Transactions as recorded on National e-Taal Portal.

The dynamic nature of IT requires periodic revisiting of the on-going policies and strategies. In particular, a need has been felt to dovetail the State e-Governance Model with the ‘Digital India’ Programme – an initiative of the Government of India with a vision “to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy”.