State e-Governance Mission Team
The Government has approved the Capacity Building (CB) Scheme for taking NeGP forward across the country in all States & UTs. The CB Scheme is mainly for provisioning technical & professional support to State level policy & decision-making bodies to develop specialized skills for e-Governance.
The CB Scheme will support Capacity Building through various means such as engaging experts, developing skills and imparting training and supporting the creation of State e-Governance Mission Teams (SeMT) and Project e-Governance Mission Teams (PeMT).
State e-Governance Mission Team (SeMT)
At the Program level, a State e-Governance Mission Team (SeMT) has been proposed to support the State decision-making bodies and respective Apex Committee. This team would be responsible for undertaking the groundwork for providing for an overall direction, standardization and consistency through program management of the e–Governance initiatives in the State. All interdependencies, overlaps, conflicts, standards, overarching architecture, security, etc. across projects as well as core and support infrastructure shared across several projects would fall under the purview of this group.
Capacity Building at State Level (SeMT) typically under the Secretary (IT) or any other secretary nominated by the State government would inter alia support the Apex Committee. This team may currently be supported by a skeletal staff and / or the State unit of NIC.
SeMTs are set up in each State headed by a Principal Consultant / Head – SeMT. There are four major functions under which the SeMT functions:
Core Functions of SeMT
The core functions of SeMT are as follows:
Program management at State/UT level
Provide overall direction, ensure standardization and
Undertake strategy planning
Provide project consultancy
Provide Project Development support and guidance to PeMTs
Need for SeMT
The State e-Mission Team (SeMT) is formed for the following reasons.
Success of NeGP heavily dependent on States
Significant capacity gaps existed within State governments
Need to manage the entire program at the State level in a coherent
manner with consistent strategies for integration and resource optimization
Roles & Responsibilities of SeMT
Program Management team will manage the implementation of NeGP and provide support to the State government for the implementation of NeGP in the State. This team will support the Head of SeMT in monitoring the progress on NeGP and if needed, provide inputs to the State Apex Committee for effective decision making.
Financial Management team will provide support to the State departments in establishing suitable Financial Management processes (Viability, Costing, Accounting and Budgeting & Monitoring) for the e – Governance projects. This team is also responsible for providing support to the State government departments in matters related to PPP, contracts, vendor management and other related activities.
Technology Management team will assist the Head SeMT and support the State departments on technological issues related to MMPs and other e–Governance projects. They are also responsible for technological appraisal of project reports received from state departments.
Change Management team will direct the implementation of Capacity Building scheme in the State as well as assist the State Departments in carrying out Business Process Transformation exercises entailing efficiency improvements for the e–Governance projects.