Shillong: The Meghalaya government’s e-proposal system, part of Meghalaya Enterprise Architecture (MeghEA), has won the prestigious UN Award — World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) Prizes, 2022.
“In the current digital era, there is a dire need for IT to not just innovate digital services but also cater to the needs of the public and create inclusive societies. Taking cognizance of this, chief minister Conrad K Sangma in 2019 initiated MeghEA, which is being implemented.”
“Meghalaya has been selected by the UN as Champion Project in the category of ‘the role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development, along with projects from Australia, China, Argentina and Tanzania,” the official statement said.
The e-proposal system now automates sanctions and administrative approvals of all the departments and directorates in Meghalaya and delivers government services with desired outcomes to all the citizens and other stakeholders across the state in an integrated and seamless manner.
It eliminates 75pc of physical files in government departments.” The award ceremony will be held on May 31 in Geneva, Switzerland.