Committee on IT
Working Group recommends
the following multi-tier institutional framework for speeding up
and sustaining the process of taking the benefits of IT to the masses:
- Cabinet Committee on IT (CCIT),
already set up by the government, should continue to provide
leadership at the apex level and resolve all legislative and
policy formulation and coordination issues at the central government
level for growth of IT in the country.
- An Inter-State
IT Council should be set up to evolve a coordinated approach
for growth of IT industry and speeding up process of E-governance
in the country. This Council should meet at least twice a year.
of State IT Secretaries
- A Committee of State
IT Secretaries, under the chairmanship of Secretary (IT), Ministry
of Information Technology, should be set up to monitor implementation
of the IT plans formulated by the Inter-State IT Council.
of IT Managers in central government departments
- A Committee of IT Managers of
all the ministries/ departments of central government should
be set up under the chairmanship of Secretary (IT), Ministry
of Information Technology to oversee the implementation of IT
plans at the central government level.
Task Forces at Central/ State governments level
- Every ministry/ department
of central government and state governments should set up an
internal IT Task Force to steer the formulation and implementation
of their respective IT plans.
- A National IT Mission
is required to be launched to oversee the implementation of
the recommendations of the Working Group and provide necessary
impetus to sustain the level of IT related activities with the
objective of taking the benefits of IT to the masses in the
country. As an immediate task, National IT Mission may coordinate
the following programmes:
- Mass Awareness Campaign
through the scheme of IT Yatra as given in Annexure
- Antyodaya Computer Literacy
Programme as given in Annexure II.
- Modified Vidyarthi Computer
Programme as given in Annexure I.
- Special training Programme
for sensitization of Ministers, MPs, MLAs and senior government
officials on the benefits of IT in governance
- Scheme for promoting development
of indigenous technology for low cost Internet access devices
- Standardization of code,
keyboard and fonts for development of Indian languages based
content over Internet.
- Development and promotion
of simple tools and methodologies for self-repair/ maintenance
of PCs and other IT infrastructure by non-professionals.