The National e-Governance Division (NeGD) of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), is conducting state capacity building workshops under its Capacity Building Scheme in collaboration with its knowledge partners. The aim of these workshops is to demystify the potential of Emerging technologies in improving service delivery and how to shape the policies and strategies to accommodate new digital landscapes.

The first workshop is being conducted in Maharashtra, from October 9-12, with the participation of more than 28 officials from various departments of Maharashtra. The four-day intensive training is intended to familiarise the team working under the policy-making public officials to maintain continuity in the adoption and implementation of emerging technology initiatives in the State.

The workshop was inaugurated by Nima Arora, director of IT and the senior officers from NeGD and Wadhwani Institute of Technology and Policy (WITP).

The workshop is bringing together an array of subject matter experts from the industry and the government for interactive sessions on real-life case studies, demonstrations on tools and a vision for turning ideas into proof of concepts, pilots or projects.

Launched in August 2023, these workshops are distinctive with the partnership between the Government and industry consortium so that the government may effectively harness the emerging technologies to improve the delivery of public services, strengthening governance and making better-informed decisions. The upcoming workshops are planned in Kerala, Ladakh, Telangana, etc.