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eGovernment Forschung seit 2001 | eGovernment Research since 2001

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  • Bangladesh: Govt eyes e-procurement

    Seeks opinion from ministries to introduce the system

    The government has sought opinions from all ministries to finalise e-government procurement (e-GP) system, which is expected to minimise traditional meddling in bidding processes by musclemen.

    The Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) of Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED) under the planning ministry has sent a letter to 45 ministries and entities to give input on the draft e-GP system in two weeks.

  • Bangladesh: Govt goes online-PM opens CD, website of digitized forms

    Prime Minister Khaleda Zia on Sunday inaugurated compact disc (CD) and website of digitized Bangladesh Government forms to make those available to people without hassles, as government gradually goes online, reports UNB.

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  • Bangladesh: Govt is working to ensure transparency by using ICT: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the present government is working to ensure transparency, accountability and good governance, by utilising information technology as tools for implementing the ‘charter of change’.

    She said this while inaugurating the Digital Innovation Fair at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre in the capital.

    She expressed the hope that the ICT would help to ensure transparency and accountability of the government and establish rule of law, stamping out corruption from the country.

  • Bangladesh: Govt lives up to digital plan

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday unveiled a big information and communication technology (ICT) plan aimed at making technology accessible to all.

    As per the proposed budget for fiscal 2009-10, the ICT and telecommunication sector will receive a total allocation of Tk 563 crore, which was Tk 265 crore in the revised budget for fiscal 2008-09.

  • Bangladesh: Govt plans to hire private sector executives to run state agencies

    The government plans to recruit private sector executives to run state agencies in a move to inject fresh momentum into the bureaucracy, an aide to the prime minister said Tuesday.

    "We must bring in fresh air in the government," HT Imam, the adviser to the prime minister on establishment and administrative affairs, said.

    He said that the move would serve as "locomotive" in ensuring dynamism in the civil bureaucracy long derided as slow and inefficient.

  • Bangladesh: Govt to introduce e-service at upazila level

    The government has launched an initiative for extending e-service to people at the upazila level under Access to Information (A2I) programme of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). The people at the upazila level would get up-to-date information on the activities of various departments and ministries through the e-service programme, said field level expert of the A2I project Mostafizur Rahman.

    About 22 ministries/departments have their offices at the upazila level and under the programme steps would be taken to provide information of those ministries and departments to the people through one-stop service center, he said.

  • Bangladesh: Hajj website proves to be financially sustainable

    The Hajj website of the Bangladesh government has proved to be a financially sustainable model.

    "The operational costs of the website launched in 2002 are being collected through a small fee from individual pilgrims," Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI), a private think tank, said in its study of E-government in Bangladesh.

  • Bangladesh: Harnessing the potentials in IT sector

    Successive governments appear to have paid only lip service to the information technologies (IT) sector without addressing the real needs of it. The budgetary allocation for developmental or promotional activities in the IT sector remains meagre. The case of a high tech park to house IT projects at Kaliakoir in Dhaka can also be cited here. Work on the project has barely started although it was taken up in 1999. The country depends on only one submarine cable connection but the line gets disrupted, leading to intermittent losses for IT businesses.

  • Bangladesh: Health service net working through community clinics

    Poor and remote people of the villages have got one multipurpose center for every six thousand population. This multipurpose center is community clinic. It is the most prioritized tool through which the present government wants to bring health, nutrition and family welfare services at the doorstep of the village people. This will improve the overall health situation of the country by ensuring comprehensive primary health care service for three-fourth of the total population of Bangladesh living in the rural area. Gradually it will bring some other very important services to the rural community people.

  • Bangladesh: ICT 4D - Gateway to rural development

    Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is not only an integral component of modern civilisation but also a power that helps our dreams come true. Remarkable improvement in ICT has influenced a broad spectrum of human activities and inspired revolutionary changes in socio-economic arena.

    Many countries have embarked on a new era of economic development by widespread implementation of ICT in their societies. Unfortunately, Bangladesh still lags far behind in aligning itself with this technological revolution due to her antiquated approach to the technology.

  • Bangladesh: ICT experts must for digitisation

    The target of establishing a Digital Bangladesh will remain 'illusive' if the government machinery is not properly digitised as felt by experts who consider e-governance as an integral part of digitisation. According to a government report as appeared in the press, more than 88 per cent of public offices have no manpower to deal with ICT (information and communication technology) operations and 70 per cent of the employees in government offices do not use computers. The situation is the worst in departments, corporations and commissions as 95 per cent of such offices have no ICT professionals who are needed to make e-governance initiatives successful.

  • Bangladesh: ICT management workshop for govt officials held

    ICT Management workshop for government officers of Bangladesh designed by National Centre for Information Systems Research (NCISR) of the Australian National University (ANU) came to an end through the completion of last and third batch of the workshop on October 20.

    A total 99 officers including the ICT focal points of the various ministries, joint secretaries and deputy commissioners attended the two-day long workshop during the three offerings at Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC).

  • Bangladesh: ICT with E-governance to be launched

    Communication Minister Barrister Nazmul Huda on Thursday said his ministry would launch Information Communication Technology (ICT) with e-governance for further development as well as proper maintenance of the country's communication network, reports BS.

    "The most modern technology in our communication network will add a new dimension in the whole communication sector, which has already witnessed a massive progress after implementation of various projects over the last four and half years resulting in a new dynamism in the national economy," he said.

  • Bangladesh: Implementation of E-Governance initiatives emphasised

    A workshop titled "Sharing of e-Governance Success Stories in Bangladesh " was held on Wednesday at the NEC committee room here.

    Planning Commission member Mohammad Shah Alam attended the function as chief guest while ERD additional secretary Mohammad Mejbahuddin was special guest.

  • Bangladesh: Important govt agencies ignore PMO directive on e-governance

    Non-cooperation from some key government organs under different ministries in preparing and updating their respective websites has denied the government its entry into the era of e-governance.

    The government organs include Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), National Board of Revenue (NBR), Economic Relations Division (ERD), Energy and Mineral Resources Division (EMRD), Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) and the Forest Department, which are neither maintaining nor updating their websites regularly, sources said.

  • Bangladesh: In with mobile broadband

    Bangladesh is a developing country with limited resources, but it had never shied away from embracing new technologies. It was the first South Asian country to have a live mobile network back in 1993 by adopting AMPS technology. Electronic mail (email) was also introduced the same year. The first digital technology was introduced through awarding GSM licenses to mobile phone operators Grameenphone, Aktel and Sheba Telecom.

    The country reached its first million mobile subscriptions in 2002 and achieved the 10 million mark in 2005. Within a span of four years from then, 50 million subscriptions were reached in 2009. Although, GSM is a second generation (2G) technology mainly focusing on voice, it has helped increase the internet literacy of the country, enabling more than six million people to access the internet, which makes up for more than 80% of all internet users in Bangladesh.

  • Bangladesh: Information centres at Union Parishads by Dec next

    The government is set to launch service and information centres in all union Parishads by December next aiming to materialise its vision for digital Bangladesh.

    It will also start introducing Bangla 'unicode' in all ministries and conduct a digital innovative fair by December.

    The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in a review meeting of 'digital Bangladesh initiatives' taken the decisions.

  • Bangladesh: Introducing e-governance

    In the present context of globalisation and development of information and communication technology, maintaining a website has become essential for every organisation. In our country, many people and organisations have developed their own websites to widen their areas of communication and carry all kinds of activities including personal contacts and businesses through the internet to make it timely and accurate. But unfortunately, the state organs remain behind due to not introducing e-governance properly.
  • Bangladesh: Introduction of e-governance

    A Report published in this paper on Tuesday focused on the computerisation of the government administration. A workshop on the subject was organised on the day before at the LGED Bhaban. Participants in it discussed how government administration in Bangladesh can be revolutionised, can acquire a new high momentum, transparency and accountability through computer utilisation in the various government services.

    How computerisation can speed up administration is evident from the working of the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) and a number of departments like the LGED. Even in the eighties, the BRTA did its work manually. Mountains of paper at each BRTA office was the common scene. This understandably bred delays and corruption for even the simple work of registration of a car after its purchase. Now registration and other documentation are done much faster within one working day or only some hours and also with less hassle.

  • Bangladesh: IT sector: Realising the vision

    The vision of a digital Bangladesh that the present government would like to build has drawn a wider attention. There is, however, no clear plan of action yet to translate the vision into a reality. As such the expression 'digital Bangladesh' remains yet a pious wish only. The declaration to attain a digital Bangladesh ought to reflect the government's basic intention to materialise such a plan through follow-up activities. For that matter, there has to be a link between such a goal setting and meticulous formulation of plans and their implementation within a definite time-frame. This link is also needed for removing the gap between mere conception and the planning that would be needed to actually set up capacities to realise the grand vision in the IT sector.

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