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e-governance is stepping stone for good governance;UIDAI chief

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Unique Identification Authorityof Chairman J Satyanarayana today said that e-governance is a"stepping stone" for good governance and it is all about transformation.

"Technology, policy and governance are more or less inter-connected deeply in several ways... for these three things to function in a vibrant manner we need citizencentric policies, open technologies which will lead to good governance," he said.

He also said good governance should have elements like efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, responsiveness, accountability, which is again supported by concepts like equity, consensus orientation, rule of and inclusivity.

Stating that good governance should be at the back of those who create large programmes or design policies, he said "e-governance is a stepping stone for goodgovernance and e-governance is about transformation."

He said there are external and internal symptoms where interventions are required to bring in thistransformation like long processes, air of mystification,silo approach and outdated technologies, among others.

"Four pillars of e-governance is people, process, technology and business model- as sustainabelity is very important," he added.

Satyanarayana was speaking on the topic 'Digitizing Public Services' at the Global Technology Summit 2017, organised by Carnegie here.

He said the basic idea that Aadhaar is empowerment of the people was mooted in 2009 with a basic intention to give identity to hundreds of millions of people who never had an identity to begin with.

He said it empowers residents of with a unique identity and a digital platform to authenticate anytime, anywhere because any service begins with identification, whether it is government or private.

"We have 1.19 billion residents enrolled to Aadhar already and there is a possibility of 1.28 billion... close to universal enrollment as such."

About 40million authentications are done online every day fore-transaction to avail some kind of service, he added.

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First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 17:15 IST