Premji pushes for creation of CIO structure in government

Premji pushes for creation of CIO structure in government

Chairman of Wipro Azim Premji shakes hands with Karnataka IT-BT Minister Katta Subramanya Naidu during the inaugration of Bangalore IT Biz 2009, in Bangalore on Wednesday. PTI

Speaking at the inauguration of BangaloreIT.Biz 2009, Karnataka's annual premier ICT (Information Technology, Communication,telecom) event here, he stressed the role of ICT in government.

The chairman of the Bangalore-headquartered IT firm said it would increase the reach and efficiency of government agencies in delivering citizen services.

He expressed the view that such deliveries are "too fragmented" in the country today and best practices "don't come to the surface", while there is a lot of duplication between different organisations in the government resulting in higher costs.

States should share their expertise in ICT, he said. States lagging behind "need not reinvent the wheel; they can learn from leading ICT states, do some minimum customisation and implement in their States," Premji added.

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