Paper Title
India’s Potential in “E – Governance”

The need for good governance for India’s development is widely accepted. The challenge before the Indian government is to look at ways to improve governance. One of the ways to achieve the same is through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or e-Governance, a significant enabler for the endeavor. Electronic governance or e- governance is the application of information and communication technology (ICT) for delivering government services, exchange of information communication transactions, integration of various stand-alone systems and services between government-to-customer (G2C), government-to-business (G2B), government-to-government (G2G) as well as back office processes and interactions within the entire government framework. Through e-governance, government services will be made available to citizens in a convenient, efficient and transparent manner. The three main target groups that can be distinguished in governance concepts are government, citizens and businesses/interest groups. In e-governance there are no distinct boundaries as in near future technologies like open source and cloud computing will boost the E-Governance system. Keywords- E-Governance, IT, Implementation, Open Source, Cloud Computing