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Evolution and Trends


Evolution

The countries with remarkable e-governance initiatives are New Zealand, Canada and Singapore. E-government in the United States was especially driven by the 1998 Government Paperwork Elimination Act and by President Clinton's December 17, 1999, Memorandum on E-Government, which ordered the top 500 forms used by citizens to be placed online by December 2000. The memorandum also directed agencies to construct a secure e-government infrastructure.

 

Trends

E-government is the use of information technology to provide citizen and organizations with more convenient access to government information and services and to provide delivery of public services to citizen, business partners, and those working in the public sector. The initial part of implementation of e-governance is "computerization" of public offices enabling them by building their capacity for better service delivery and brining in good governance using technology as a catalyst and the second part is provision of citizen centric services through digital media like developing interactive government portals. The countries with remarkable e-governance initiatives are New Zealand, Canada and Singapore. E-government in the United States was especially driven by the 1998 Government Paperwork Elimination Act and by President Clinton's December 17, 1999, Memorandum on E-Government, which ordered the top 500 forms used by citizens to be placed online by December 2000. The memorandum also directed agencies to construct a secure e-government infrastructure.