The NIUA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the eGov Foundation to create a National Urban Governance Platform for Municipal Services on 25 August, 2021.

“On Azadi ka #AmritMahotsava, the NUDM will deliver inclusive & accessible municipal e-govovernance services to each Indian in our emerging cities. ”, remarked Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, addressing the representatives of the NIUA and eGov Foundation in a small event held at Nirman Bhawan. The National Urban Digital Mission (NUDM) was launched in February 2021 to improve the ease of living for citizens through the delivery of electronic governance services in partnership with State and local governments. The Mission will build a national governance platform – a cloud-based platform with nine services applications such as birth and death registration, citizens' grievance redressal, property tax, trade license, online building plan approval, water & sewerage among others.

The Centre for Digital Governance at the NIUA has implemented two of the NUDM’s flagship initiatives – the Citizen Centric Smart Governance (CCSG) programme, and the National Urban Learning Platform. Speaking at the event, Shri. Hitesh Vaidya, Director of the National Institute of Urban Affairs remarked, “ The NIUA is pleased to partner with the eGov Foundation to execute the vision of the NUDM. As a pioneer in the field of urban planning and governance, NIUA has always strived to support cities and states in the conceptualisation of smart cities, sustainable development, and urban conservation. Today, with the Centre for Digital Governance, NIUA is happy to be the one stop partner for states and cities to implement e-governance and capacity building for urban administration as well.

eGov Foundation has previously created e-governance applications and platforms such as DIGIT; and has worked with 16 Indian state governments.

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Date :
Tuesday, 7 September 2021
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