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New Delhi : Union Electronics & Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and Meghalaya Conrad Kongkal Sangma jointly launched Meghalaya Enterprise Architecture Project (MeghEA) here on September 17, 2021.

The MeghEA initiative is spread across 6 pillars i.e.  Governance, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship, Primary Sector, Infrastructure, and Environment, and envisions to make Meghalaya a high income state by 2030.The project aims to improve service delivery and governance for the people using power of Digital technologies, according to a PIB release.

Addressing the launch event, Ashwini Vishnaw said that it’s a great privilege to dedicate enterprise architecture of the Meghalaya, which is going to make a big difference in the governance. The initiative is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Digital India that focuses on transforming the lives of common people. He further said that the telecom reforms that we have brought will have very positive impact on the North Eastern states by improving connectivity.

Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma thanked the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, National Informatics Centre (NIC), Information Technology Department of state, and others for implementing the MeghEA project in short span of time. He said that once the project is implemented we will see its impact on the governance as a whole and it will help improve service delivery at the grassroots level.

The Digital India revolution is transforming India into a digitally empowered nation as envisioned by Prime Minister. With the notification of India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA) in 2018, design and implementation of integrated, nationally portable, and scalable digital platforms have gained a new momentum.

During the launch of the North East vision document in August 2018, Meghalaya was selected as the first pilot State for preparation of Meghalaya Enterprise Architecture (MeghEA) and design and implementation of MeghEA integrated Finance Solution Architecture. In line with it, National e-Governance Division(NeGD), MeitY, engaged with the Meghalaya Government to build State Government capacities and initiate the project.

Envisaged impact of the project-

  • Preparation of a vision and roadmap to achieve the MeghEA vision (including SDGs adopted by the State) and mission levers – Connect (connected citizen connected government), Collaborate (efficiently collaborating government),  and Empower (digitally enabled citizens).
  • Adopting the approach of radical transformation and focus on process re-engineering of the department processes.
  • Interoperability among various public, private, and governmental applications leading to a connected ecosystem to foster innovation and promote secure data sharing.
  • Improved and integrated delivery of Financial services.
  • Appropriate adoption of national platforms i.e. Aadhaar, Umang, DigiLocker, NCoG, eSign etc.