25 Jan :In an effort to reduce red-tape and delay in delivery of services, a high-level government panel has suggested implementation of e-Governance in all its spheres and proposed a legal framework for it.
"A clear roadmap with a set of milestones should be outlined by the government with the ultimate objective of transforming the citizen-government interaction at all levels to the e-Governance mode by 2020," the Second Administrative Reforms Commission said in its report released today.
Releasing the report at a press conference, panel chairman M Veerappa Moily said a legal framework was necessary in view of the "mammoth dimension" of the task and the levels of coordination between the Centre and the states.
The 186-page report also suggested a Mission Mode Project on Land Records and said surveys and measurements need to be carried out in a mission mode utilising modern technology to arrive at a correct picture of land holdings and rectify outdated maps.
The ARC also stressed on strengthening the dispute resolution mechanism with regard to land titles.
"The basic purpose of having e-governance is to achieve better delivery to citizens, ushering in transparency and accountability, empowering people through information, improved efficiency within governments and improved interface with business and industry," Moily said.
The ARC has also said creation of separate unique identity card system will be useful if it is made exhaustive, accurate and tamper proof.
At the age of 18, this card can be automatically activated as a voter identity card.