DeitY Current Affairs

20th National Conference for e-Governance begins in Visakhapatnam

The 20th Edition of the National Conference for e-Governance 2016-17 has started in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Internet of Things and e-Governance’ and will be covering newly evolving areas of e-Governance across five plenary sessions.

Key Facts
  • The conference has been organised by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in partnership with Information Technology, Electronics and Communication (ITE&C) Department, Andhra Pradesh Government.
  • It is being held on the premise of “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance”. It will provide an opportunity for the public and private sector to discuss best practices and explore new areas of partnership in areas related to e-Governance by leveraging various technology initiatives.
  • It will conduct plenary session include ‘Cyber Security policy for the future’, ‘IoT and Data Analytics’, ‘Digital Connectivity to the last mile’ and ‘Andhra Pradesh – Leading 4.0 which refers to the 4th Industrial Revolution.
  • The conference is aligned with the Digital India programme of Union Government and it is the largest annual event in the arena of Governance reforms in the country. Last year it was held in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

Note

E-Governance is one of the subjects allocated to DARPG under the II Schedule to the Allocation of Business Rules, 1961. DARPG has been entrusted the role to promote e-Governance activities in consonance with the overall national objectivities and priorities. Whereas, DeitY’s mandate is to encourage e-Governance to empower citizens, promote inclusive and sustainable growth of Electronics, IT & ITeS industries.

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Union Government launches Khoya Paya web portal to trace missing kids

Union Government has launched Khoya Paya web platform for people to directly report, track and upload information on missing children.

It was jointly launched by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi and Union Minister of Communication & IT Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi.

Khoya Paya is joint initiative of the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY).

The first-of-its-kind web portal will serve as a platform for people to not only report a missing child but also track the efforts towards his or her recovery.

Khoya Paya website has three sections

  • My child is missing- where citizens can report missing children.
  • I have sighted a child- where citizens can report sightings and whereabouts of missing children without wasting much time.
  • Search a missing child and the found children can also be reported on it.

The reporting to the KhoyaPaya site can be done through text, photographs, videos and other means of transmitting and uploading information.

The website will also provide links to court orders wherein police have been mandated to register an FIR in the matter of a child gone missing and treat it as either abduction or trafficking unless it is proved otherwise in the investigation.

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