• Department of Information Technology (DIT) under the Ministry of
    Communications & Information Technology, Government of India is the                  
    Central department responsible for all administrative functions relating to
    formulation, execution and implementation of IT policies in India.

    DIT’s vision is to make India a Global Information Technology Super Power and a front-runner in the age of information revolution and to bring the benefits of electronics to every walk of life and to develop the Indian electronics industry as a global player. The thrust of the IT Department is to facilitate and catalyse adoption of e-Governance packages in the Central and State Governments, as the nodal agency for the implementation of the National e-Governance Action Plan, evolve and implement policy packages to propel growth of electronics and hardware manufacturing, increase PC penetration in the country, increase utilisation of internet in the country, growth of domestic software market, development of local languages in Information Technology, to encourage use of IT to increase productivity, to explore use of IT as a means of generating employment. 


    The Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGE&T) in Ministry of Labour is the apex organisation for development and coordination at National level for the programmes relating to vocational training including Women’s Vocational Training and Employment Services. Employment service is operated through a countrywide network of Employment Exchanges. Industrial Training Institutes are under the administrative and financial control of State Governments or Union Territory Administrations. DGE&T also operates Vocational Training Schemes in some of the specialised areas through field institutes under its direct control.


    Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) is the world’s first multi-stakeholder network promoting innovation and advancement in Knowledge and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Development. GKP brings together Public Sector, Private Sector and Civil Society organisations with the goal of Sharing Knowledge and Building Partnerships in Knowledge and ICT for Development.

    GKP activities and programmes foster the innovative application of knowledge and technology to address and solve development issues in four strategic themes – Access to Knowledge, Education, Poverty Reduction and Resource Mobilisation.

    GKP operates globally as well as in 8 regions: Africa; Europe; East Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa; North America; Oceania and South Asia. GKP was founded in 1997. The network comprises over 100 members spanning more than 50 countries. It is governed by an elected Executive Committee and supported by a Secretariat based at CSDMS, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India for a period of one year, that is, from May 2010 – April 2011.


    Ministry of Panchayati Raj is responsible for the work of advocacy for and monitoring of the implementation of Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 and the Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996, hereinafter refer to as said Acts to ensure that the State Panchayati Raj Acts adhere to the provisions of the said Acts and are implemented in letter and spirit. The Ministry, inter-alia, ensures that they hold timely elections, set up State Finance Commissions and implement their recommendations, constitute District Planning Committees and empower them suitably to ensure grass-root level planning to feed into State and Central level Planning effectively. The Ministry ensures that the State Governments/UT Administrations devolve funds, functions and functionaries on the Panchayati Raj Institutions in the spirit of the Constitutional provisions. The Ministry is responsible for formulation and implementation of an Action Plan for seeing PRIs to emerge as “Institutions of Local-Self Government” securing economic development and social justice in their respective areas. The Ministry attaches great importance to the capacity building of elected representatives, officials of PRIs and functionaries involved in the Rural Development Programmes. The Ministry also funds research studies, workshops and seminars for development of Panchayats. 


    The Government approved the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), comprising of 27 Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) and 8 components, on May 18, 2006.

    NeGP vision is to make all Government services accessible to the common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets and ensure efficiency, transparency and reliability of such services at affordable cost to realise the basic needs of the common man.


    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)has been created as an attached office under the Planning Commission. Its role is to develop and implement the necessary institutional, technical and legal infrastructure to issue unique identity numbers to Indian residents.


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