Convened with the theme of ‘Building a Knowledge Society,’ eINDIA 2013 Summit was held on 23-24 July, 2013, at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad. The Summit was divided into three parallel thematic tracks on Governance, Education and Health. The eINDIA 2013 was inaugurated by the N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh. It provided a platform for discussions between key government officials, industry experts, stakeholders, and private players on the issue of ICT implementation in governance, education and healthcare. Inclusive growth can only become a reality when the government takes some significant initiatives for deployment of ICT in all the major areas – this is the clear message that emerged from the eINDIA 2013 Summit.
With eight separate sessions on government policies in education, school education, management education, technical education, private universities and industry-academia interface, the summit became an effective congregation for all the stakeholders in the education community.
|N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh Information technology has evolved much in the past 25 years. It is very important that technology must be cheap and affordable. It should be within the reach of common man and must change their life. For a government, it is very essential that any citizen of the state must get government services which he requires in an easy, accessible and corruption free manner. The concept of Mee Seva was initiated in a review meeting where I expressed the need for a system which could deliver services to the citizens in just 15 minutes.|
| Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Minister – IT, Government of Andhra Pradesh
Youth is the biggest power and asset of India. Talent has wiped out the barriers between the rich and the poor. I want to make Hyderabad a synonym for letter H. We want to make Hyderabad a global leader in Information Technology. World Bank rated Hyderabad as the best metro city in India.
|Sanjay Jaju, Secretary, Information Technology & Communications Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh
Mee Seva, from a very modest beginning of 100 centres, 10 services, and one district, has now got 7000 centres, 150 services across the state of Andhra Pradesh. We have covered more than 2 crore 35 lakh transactions in the last one year.