SAP Labs India and the National e-Governance Division (NeGD), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), have partnered to develop the SAP Centre for Digital Government (SCDG), in order to enhance digital government capabilities in India.
- SAP Labs India, based in Bengaluru (Karnataka), is a subsidiary of SAP SE, the world’s leading provider of business software solutions headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
- The SCDG was inaugurated by Abhishek Singh, President & CEO, NeGD, MeitY, and Ms. Sindhu Gangadharan, Senior Vice President (SVP) & MD, SAP Labs India.
i.NeGD and SAP Labs India will collaborate to establish the SCDG knowledge centre in Bengaluru, India.
ii.It seeks to encourage the use of technology-based solutions in India’s public service sector through specially curated digital upskilling programs for government officials.
iii. It will concentrate on capacity building, program management, and the implementation of Digital India projects and initiatives implemented by Ministries/Departments at both the central and state levels.
iv.The NeGD and SAP will work together to support innovation and capacity building for the future phase of inclusive and transformative initiatives from Digital India.
Features of the MoU
In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), SCDG will focus on 3 main areas of activity: innovations in technology application for government service delivery, capacity building and knowledge sharing, and thought leadership.
SAP Centre for Digital Government (SCDG)
i.The SCDG will provide training programmes, workshops, and innovation showcases where technology experts will interact directly with public service personnel to give strategic mentoring. Thus, trained officials can hasten the adoption of e-governance.
ii.SCDG will collaborate with MeitY, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), and the Ministry of Education to ensure long-term achievement of the desired impact and thereby fulfill the demands of all central and state government digitization requirements.
Note: According to research firm Gartner, Government IT (Information Technology) spending in India is expected to reach USD 9.5 billion in 2022, an increase of 12% from 2021.
National e-Governance Division (NeGD)
- The NeGD was established in 2009 as an independent business division under the Digital India Corporation by the MeitY.
- President & CEO of NeGD –Abhishek Singh, IAS
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About Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY):
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