Expressing regret that most states in the north-east are 'inadequately equipped in terms of personnel and skill-sets' to push e-governance to a higher level, Ghatowar said the gaps should be identified and addressed accordingly.
He was addressing the North East e-GOV Summit 2012 held at the premises of IIM-Shillong here.
Urging the NE states to complete different e-governance projects like SWAN, state data centre, common services centres, e-Districts and Mission mode projects, Ghatowar said the ultimate objective of these programs of the government is to bring public services closer to citizens home and as articulated in the vision statement of the NeGP (National e-Governance Plan).
He said NeGP comprises of 27 missions mode projects encompassing 10 central missions mode, 10 state mission modes and 7 integrated mission modes spanning multiple ministries and government departments.
The mission modes are banking, central excise and customs, income tax, insurance, national citizen database, passport, immigration, agriculture besides land records, police and other services. (MORE)