Carrying forth the mission of technologically empowered state, the AP government propels the next step with e-Pragathi. The State enterprise architecture that had been exclusively designed for delivering government services online in a coordinated manner is being planned to go operational in the next two years. e- Pragathi strives to integrate all the departments for the convenience of citizens and businesses, which will prove to be a major boon for the growing state of Andhra Pradesh.
“The State government typically has 33 departments and over 300 agencies extending around 700 services across all departments. e-Pragathi, as part of the e-governance initiative, will integrate all of them through free flow of information, thus making it virtually one government department for accessing any service and benefit in a transparent and efficient manner,” IT Advisor J. Satyanarayana said while speaking to the media.
e-Pragathi architecture has 14 packages and 72 projects covering all key departments. It will also have data of people and services at one place delivering to various requirements of students, women, physically disabled, farmers, artisans, senior citizens, employees, businesses and industry.
The Request for Proposal (RFP) for the first package for the farmer centric primary sector was issued on December 14th of last year. These bids will have to be submitted by February 7th this year. RFPs for education and core packages will also be issued shortly. “Our aim is to invite RFPs for all the 14 packages by March,” Mr. Satyanarayana said.
The primary sector will cover the following:
Agriculture and allied sectors
The education package will cover primary schools till universities, advanced internet courses, computerization of the mid-day meal scheme, skill development and e-enabled monitoring and payment systems.
The core package, called as e-Highway serves like an exchange to access information related to any department. It will have various components, such as people hub, and the securing of data related to them. The land hub component will have details of over two crore land holdings of farmers, while the App store will encourage developers to develop Apps related to government services.