New Delhi \u2013 Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology and Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Kongkal Sangma, jointly launched Meghalaya Enterprise Architecture Project (MeghEA) here on Friday in New Delhi.\n\n\n\nThe MeghEA initiative is spread across 6 pillars i.e. Governance, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship, Primary Sector, Infrastructure and Environment, and envision to make Meghalaya a high income state by 2030. The project aims to improve service delivery and governance for the people using power of Digital technologies.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nAddressing the launch event, Ashwini Vaishnaw said that it\u2019s a great privilege to dedicate enterprise architecture of the Meghalaya, which is going to make a big difference in the governance. The initiative is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi\u2019s vision of Digital India that focuses on transforming the lives of common people. He further said that the telecom reforms that we have brought will have very positive impact on the North Eastern states by improving connectivity.\n\n\n\nChief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma, thanked the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, National Informatics Centre (NIC), Information Technology Department of state and others for implementing the MeghEA project in short span of time. He said that once the project is implemented we will see its impact on the governance as a whole and it will help improve service delivery at the grassroots level.\n\n\n\nThe Digital India revolution is transforming India into a digitally empowered nation as envisioned by Prime Minister. With the notification of India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA) in 2018, design and implementation of integrated, nationally portable and scalable digital platforms have gained a new momentum.\n\n\n\nDuring the launch of the North East vision document in Aug 2018, Meghalaya was selected as the pilot first pilot State for preparation of Meghalaya Enterprise Architecture (MeghEA) and design and implementation of MeghEA integrated Finance Solution Architecture.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nIn line with the above National e-Governance Division(NeGD), MeitY engaged with the Meghalaya State Government to build State Government capacities and initiate the project. Funds amounting to Rs 5 crores were sanctioned.\n\n\n\nDigital government goals MeghEA -\n\n\n\nA planned state government transformation initiative which demands efficient coordination between strategies, policies, processes, services and organizational capacity to absorb change.\n\n\n\nCoordinate all ICT initiatives under one umbrella to get a better holistic perspective, boost IT planning effectiveness and optimize costs and investments for better returns.\n\n\n\nImplement and ICT enable state government process reengineering to provide multi-channel service delivery in a manner that increases digital take-up and completion rates.\n\n\n\nEnsure that state government applications and systems provide end-users with information they need to make decisions and influence government operations.\n\n\n\nCraft an ecosystem for the digital economy to boost shared prosperity, by leveraging ICT for employment and growth.\n\n\n\nEnvisaged impact of the MeghEA project -\n\n\n\nPreparation of a vision and roadmap to achieve the MeghEA vision (including SDGs adopted by the State)and mission levers \u2013 Connect (connected citizen connected government), Collaborate (efficiently collaborating government) and Empower (digitally enabled citizens).\n\n\n\nAdopting the approach of radical transformation and focuson process re-engineering of the department processes.\n\n\n\nInteroperability among various public, private and governmental applications leading to a connected ecosystem to foster innovation and promote secure data sharing.\n\n\n\nImproved and integrated delivery of Financial services.\n\n\n\nAppropriate adoption of national platforms i.e. Aadhaar, Umang, DigiLocker, NCoG, eSign etc.