e-governance: a key to good governance in india

Research Article
Subramanian, C
E-Governance, Good Governance, Human Development, Communication Equality, Filibustering.

E-governance is not really about technology. It is about people, processes, and results – using information and communications technologies (ICT) to improve the transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness of public institutions. Governance can be seen as the exercise of economic, political and administrative authority to manage a community‘s affairs at all levels. It comprises the mechanisms, processes and institutions through which community members and groups articulate their interests, exercise their legal rights, meet their obligations and mediate their differences.

The challenge for all societies is to create a system of good governance that promotes supports and sustains human development – especially for the poorest and the most marginal. Good governance is among other things participatory, transparent and accountable. It is also effective and equitable and it promotes the rule of law, ensures the political, social and economic priorities are based on broad consensus in society. One goal of good governance is to enable an organization to do its work and fulfill its mission. In this context, this paper makes an attempt to explore how far e-governance is useful for achieving good governance in India