New Delhi: October 3
To provide easy access to government services, Sikkim government had a contract with leading IT consultancy Accenture to set up an e-governance portal. Accenture informed that it will make government services available online through a unifies portal, streamlining efficiency and reducing administrative functions.
Financial details of the contract were not divulged.
In the contract the completion deadline is 42 months with effect from September. The portal will facilitate improved delivery of information to citizens and businesses and monitoring of services over the internet.
Accenture will leverage its expertise in technology to create a new, internet-based communications channel that will enable collaboration between state departments and increased efficiency in services and information delivery to citizens and businesses.
“e-Governance enables stakeholders to access a host of services digitally and conveniently, eliminating the need for citizens to stand in long queues to obtain information and services. This is especially true in the populous emerging markets,” Accenture Head (Health and Public Service – India) and Management Consulting Practice (Asia-Pacific) Krishna G V Giri said.
The government will be better equipped not only to share important information through this portal, but it will also facilitate future growth by reducing operational costs and overheads, Giri added.
Accenture is a global management consulting and technology consulting and outsourcing company. It is the largest consulting firm in the world.