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Defence ministry & eGov Foundation signs MoU through video conference for Online Management of Cantonment Boards

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Ministry of Defence inks MoU with eGov Foundation new

Directorate General Defence Estates(DGDE), Ministry of Defence &  eGov Foundation has signed Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) through video conference to implement a cloud-based platform to deliver various citizen services under the program e-Chhawani & to drive e-governance and improved citizen services across all 62 cantonment boards in the country.

Major Highlights

i.The combination of technological intervention and administrative reform will be achieved through Digital Infrastructure for Governance, Impact & Transformation(DIGIT), India’s Largest Open Source Platform for Urban Governance.

ii.The application suite include the following-  Dashboards, Web Portals, Property Tax, Miscellaneous Collection, Trade License, Public Grievance Redressal System, Fire NoC system, Water & Sewerage Charges, Online Building Permission System & Finance & Accounting System.

iii.Meeting the mandate of Cantonment Boards towards citizen-centric service delivery will tend the board’s commitment to enhanced governance by improving delivery of services by multiple channels and make it easier to access all  Board-related information online.

iv.This MoU will help DGDE to enhance the harmonious relationship between the cantonment boards and the public.


For DGDE– With the DIGIT platform they aim to have a uniform and well-defined work procedures, delivery of all services within pre-defined timelines, effective grievance redressal mechanism, a centralized decision support system to monitor and evaluate the performance of all offices and enhanced transparency for the public in availing services.

For e Gov Foundation– With this partnership,they aim to connect citizens and bring them closer to government services and improve the accountability and capacity of cantonment boards by providing them tools and data to their jobs more efficiently

Gist about DIGIT platform

eGov has built it as a  Public Digital Good that can be used by Governments, Enterprises and civil society to co-create and deploy locally relevant solutions

About eGov Foundation:

It was established in 2003 by Nandan Nilekani and Srikanth Nadhamuni to partner with city administrators in their drive to leverage the transformative power of technology for better quality of life in our cities and to make them sustainable

Mission- To improve the quality of life in India’s cities and towns by enabling responsive and reliable local services through DIGIT.

Their mission is supported by Nilekani Philanthropies, Omidyar Network and Tata Trust as our long term benefactors.

Headquarters– Bangalore, Karnataka
CEO- Viraj Tyagi

About DGDE:
It is the Headquarters of the Indian  Defence Estates Service.
Director General– Deepa Bajwa