The important effort of Meghalaya’s Planning Department, the e-Proposal System, which is part of Meghalaya Enterprise Architecture (MeghEA), has been awarded the prestigious UN Award – World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) Prizes 2022.
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- The state government noted that in today’s digital era, IT is critical in not only innovating digital services but also in catering to the requirements of the public and fostering inclusive communities.
- MeghEA was launched by CM Conrad K Sangma in 2019 and is being executed by the Planning Department of the Government of Meghalaya.
- In the beginning of the year, the government announced that Meghalaya had been chosen as one of the top 360 projects in the world.
- The UN chooses the best five in each of the 18 categories as Champion Projects. Along with programmes from Australia, China, Argentina, and Tanzania, Meghalaya has been named a UN Champion Project in the area of “The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development.”
- One of the top five projects will be named Winning Project.
- Meghalaya e-Proposal System is also expected to receive the winning award, which will be presented on May 31st in Geneva, Switzerland.
According to the government, the e-Proposal system now automates all of Meghalaya’s departments and directorates’ sanctions and administrative approvals, and delivers government services with desired outcomes to all citizens and other stakeholders across the state in an integrated and seamless manner. In government departments, it eliminates 75% of physical files.
- MeghEA is a flagship programme of the Government of Meghalaya, backed by the National e-Gov Division (NeGD), the country’s first of its type.
- MeghEA’s consulting partner is KPMG, while implementation agencies include Humanitics, NIC, and others.