State to host e-Governance conference

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is all set to host the two-day 15th National Conference on e-Governance here from Thursday. "The conference will explore how government departments can work cohesively to increase use of public information in all aspects of governance," state Information Technology secretary P K Jena said here today.

The Conference aims at providing platform for effective interaction of policy makers, practitioners and industry leaders to deliberate and identify priorities and recommend strategy for good governance through use of IT, Jena told reporters here. While Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik would inaugurate the conference, Union minister of state for Communication and IT Sachin Pilot would be present.

Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Prime minister`s office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension V Narayanasamy was also scheduled to address the gathering. Besides, department secretaries from 20 states and a number of IT majors were likely to participate in the event, having a theme "Towards Effective Electronic Service Delivery."