Topic– Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
3) E-governance has its own inherent limitations. Analyze in the context of India.(250 words)
Why this question
The introduction of E-Governance is considered to be a necessity in a country like India. However there are several limitations of its application in India, which has certain unique social and economic conditions.
Analyze-here we have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts, and present them as a whole in a summary.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to delve deep into the issue and identify the limitations that e-governance and its application faces in india.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few introductory lines about e-governance- what it means and why it is important. E.g E-Governance is a stepping stone to a more civilized and organized nation. The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are acting as the backbone for the implementation of E-Governance. E-governance is expected to play a significant role in reducing red-tapism and give way for a better bureaucracy in India, with a promise to reduce corruption and bring transparency.
Discuss in detail the limitations of e-governance in India. E.g
- India currently has the largest illiterate population. This literacy rate is the reason that acts as a challenging task for the government to implement e-governance in the country.
- Lack of knowledge is another problem that exists in the country. The ignorance that persists should be abolished and awareness needs to spread among people in order to raise the level of knowledge and increase the rate of literacy.
- India is the second most unequal country in the world with the top 1% of the population owing nearly 60% of the total wealth. This imbalance of income will act as a major challenge for the government because there is still a very large part of the whole population that cannot even afford to spend money on satisfying their hunger.
- The implementation of e-governance will abolish the need for middlemen in government proceedings. The root of corruption in the system will act as a major challenge for the government to tackle.
- Reliability of internet and electricity.
- High investment needed etc.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.