In news- Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology recently launched Meghalaya Enterprise Architecture Project (MeghEA).
- The MeghEA initiative is spread across 6 pillars — Governance, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship, Primary Sector, Infrastructure and Environment.
- The project aims to improve service delivery and governance for the people using the power of Digital technologies.
- It is envisioned to make Meghalaya a high income state by 2030.
- MeghEA is conceived to support the following digital government goals:
- A planned state government transformation initiative which demands efficient coordination between strategies, policies, processes, services and organizational capacity to absorb change.
- Coordinate all ICT initiatives under one umbrella to get a better holistic perspective, boost IT planning effectiveness and optimize costs and investments for better returns.
- Implement and ICT enable state government process reengineering to provide multi-channel service delivery in a manner that increases digital take-up and completion rates.
- Ensure that state government applications and systems provide end-users with information they need to make decisions and influence government operations.
- Craft an ecosystem for the digital economy to boost shared prosperity, by leveraging ICT for employment and growth.
India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA)-
- It is a framework that enables the development and implementation of Enterprise Architectures independently and in parallel by all governments and their agencies across India, conforming to the same models and standards.
- It was notified as an e-Governance standard by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in October 2018.
- The primary purpose of IndEA is to help state governments, ministries and departments in the governments at various levels to adopt a structured approach for developing their enterprise architecture.
- IndEA provides a generic framework, consisting of a set of architecture reference models, which can be converted into a Whole-of-Government Architecture for India, Ministries, States, Govt. Agencies etc.
- The framework is based on 36 principles and 08 reference models supported by globally acceptable standards.
- IndEA aims at:
- Documenting and sharing explicit and implicit architecture best practices;
- Providing guidance in the development of enterprise architectures;
- Capturing the key elements of architecture and inter-relationships between them;
- Providing the means for architecture governance by enabling an audit process;
- Enabling the adoption of standards based on common understanding;