Hyderabad: In its bid to make a quantum leap in e-governance, Andhra Pradesh government has struck a deal with IT Major Wipro to build and implement the Andhra Pradesh State Enterprise Architecture (APSEA) in the state.
A memorandum of understanding was reached by the state's information technology, electronics and communications department with the IT company on Monday.
While talking to reporters the state's Information Technology Secretary, B Sreedhar said, "APSEA aims to be a lever for transformational change in the way government services are conceived, designed, delivered and consumed.
The vision of the state of Andhra Pradesh is to use e-governance as a tool to provide integrated services to its citizens through a free flow of information. APSEA is an essential first step to achieve the vision of the state."
APSEA intends to change the lethargic functioning of state departments by developing a citizen-centered approach to government services achieved through transformation of the entire operations.
By forming a digital network of departments organized around citizen services and their outcomes, it will necessitate collaborative working and information sharing between departments. However, APSEA is to take up the services progressively based on their priority.
Several countries including South Korea, Singapore, the United States, Estonia, Norway, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand have already embraced such a holistic architectural approach to e-governance.