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Patna : The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology launched the “Digital Government Research Centre (DGRC)” at Patna on March 2, 2017. It was inaugurated by Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology and Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad. Prasad said, “India is going through a Digital revolution. The Digital India campaign undertaken by the Government of India under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi is bringing about a massive transformation which is certain to make India the number one country in the world in the field of information technology.”
The minister said, “Digital India is for the masses. India is progressing towards e-Hospitals and e-Mandis. Inclusion being an integral part of Digital India campaign, we aim to connect to villages to this movement. We are already in the process of identifying the Gram Panchayats to take this initiative ahead.” Added Shri Ravi Shankar PrasadAruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Neeta Verma, Director General, NIC, Omkar Rai, Director General, STPI, Pushpak Bhattacharya, Director General, IIT-Patna and Manoj Kumar Mishra, MD, NICSI on the occasion.
Digital Government Research Centre is being established on STPI Campus, Rajiv Nagar Road, Patna. It will focus on developing tools and technology for Digital Government initiatives and help introduce ICT solutions in improving service delivery to the common man across the nation. Conducting research on e-Governance and Knowledge Society’s issues will be the prime objective of DGRC, Patna.