Application of e-government in developing countries —issues, challenges and prospects in India

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Sodhi Inderjeet Singh, Dr. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3096-7370

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In this paper, we review the achievements and progress of e-government in India. The paper briefly discusses various e-government projects in India. The purpose of the paper is to delve into policy and issue of the government of India in making e-government accessible to the common person. It briefly identifies the strategic issues for achievement of e-government. This paper derives a list of key strategic factors that are appropriate for planning, designing, development and implementation of e-government. The paper identifies the range of diverse problems, challenges and barriers planners and developers must face as they work in the e-government projects. The paper discusses prospects and future of e-government in India. The paper highlights the role of government to develop richer and deeper understanding of e-government.

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Inderjeet Singh, S. (2016). Application of e-government in developing countries —issues, challenges and prospects in India. S O C R A T E S, 4(3), 91-109. Retrieved from https://socratesjournal.com/index.php/SOCRATES/article/view/227
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Politics, Law and Governance

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