Rajasthan to launch e-governance center of excellence in Jaipur

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Rajasthan to launch e-governance center of excellence in Jaipur
Rajasthan to launch e-governance center of excellence in Jaipur

Apart from capacity building of state technical graduates in modern technology, the new Centre for e-governance will be instrumental in checking cyber-crimes in the state and will create awareness about online fraud

The Rajasthan government has announced to shell out about Rs 147.55 crore to establish a new e-governance center of excellence (CoE) in Jaipur. The new CoE will be named as ‘Rajiv Gandhi Center for IT Development and e-Governance’. The CoE will work to secure critical data and strengthen cyber security.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot had announced to establish the new e-governance center during his 2023-24 budget speech. “Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has sanctioned funds worth Rs 147.55 crore for the proposed center. A provision of Rs 100 crore has been made for the year 2023-24 for the institute which is proposed to be established in Khaitan Polytechnic College, Jaipur,” the state government said on Tuesday.

According to the Rajasthan government, the new center will promote the digital ecosystem in the state and will promote new blockchain, cyber security measures. “A new digital ecosystem will be developed at the institute for blockchain, cyber security, Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) and data security,” it said.

To strengthen e-governance, the new e-governance center will house all necessary tools and software to develop and implement useful IT products and solutions. The software, tools and platforms will also be made available for service for academic, industrial, government and start up ecosystems.

Research and other related work with the latest technology in cyber range, blockchain platform and IT sector will also be conducted in the e-governance center, the statement said.

Rajasthan maintained, apart from capacity building of state technical graduates in modern technology, the new Centre for e-governance will be instrumental in checking cyber-crimes in the state and will create awareness about online fraud. “The expertise and skills required for the use of blockchain technology will also be developed at this institute,” the statement said.

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