Meeting with Dr. B.K. Gairola, Director General, National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India on e-Governance and Industrial Growth held on 15th September, 2012 at 4.30 pm at Federation House, FAPCCI Marg. In this occation Dr. Gairola launched FAPCCI's Business 2 Business portal http://b2b.FAPCCI.in and http://b2b.FAPCCI.net.
Sri M.V. Rajeshwara Rao, Secretary General, FAPCCI welcomed the Chief Guest and initiated the meeting.
Sri Devendra Surana, President, FAPCCI in his address stated that AP is forefront in initiating e-Governance measures to provide better, more efficient and responsive services to the citizens.
Dr. Ashok Kedia, Chairman, Information Technology Committee, FAPCCI in his introductory remarks stated that it is apparent that the diffusion of e-Governance in an industry has an impact on the structure of the value chain in supplying the Services, and or products to the final end users.
Sri A.S. Kumar, Dy Secretary General, FAPCCI have introduced the Chief Guest Dr. B.K. Gairola, Director General, National Informatics Centre.
Dr. B.K. Gairola, has launched Online B2B Digital Exchange Portal of FAPCCI which will connect ultimately several lakhs of industries on a common platform to serve their business needs and pave way to promote Digital commerce between a large number of SMEs and large sector industries.
He gave a detailed power point presentation on e-Governance and Industrial Growth where he stated that if government has Confederated structures with different control centers, the businesses have enterprise architectures and have typically a singular control.
He stated that Industry – both manufacturing and services have to look at e-Governance as an opportunity for multiple reasons. In next 10 years this market is expected to reach $ 150 bn
Today’s burning need is to ‘accelerate’ the pace of e-governance.
He also explained Governance objectives as:
► Inclusive growth
► Social equity & development
► Security & welfare
► Transparency & accountability
► Participative decision making
► Improved governance
He further stated that Governments of the day are believing that Information can be a tool for socio-economic development.
Sri B.V.Sarma, Dy Director General, State Informatics Officer, Sri CSR Prabhu, Dy Director General, National Informatics Centre, Andhra Pradesh and other senior officers of the Department have participated in the meeting.
The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Sri M.V. Rajeshwara Rao, Secretary General, FAPCCI.