e-Pragati Andhra Pradesh ambitious e-Governance programme

As a part of grand launch of e-Governance programme in AP, e-Pragati was approved by Cabinet of AP on 05.09.2015. e-Pragati is an ambitious e-Governance programme relating to State level Enterprise Architecture. In the meeting held on 10-09-15 in the chambers of Advisor, IT with various stakeholders of the e-Pragati, it has been decided that e-Pragati shall be implemented and rolled out in a time bound manner. The RFPs for various sectors /verticals are scheduled to be started by Sep’15 and shall have to be completed by Jan’16.

2. To act as a single point contact of ITE&C Department with APSEA team and other Consultants, APTS (the executing agency of e-Pragati), OEMs, Bidders etc and to forge close co-ordination amongst various stakeholders, the Government hereby decides to appoint an Officer from Government Department (on deputation), with the required domain knowledge and experience as Joint Director (Enterprise Architecture), a post sanctioned, created and approved under the e-Governance Authority.

3. After careful examination, Government hereby appoints Ms. K. Indira Devi, JS (HRD), ITE&C Department as Joint Director (Enterprise Architecture) until further orders. She shall continue to act as JS (HRD) also, till alternative arrangements are made.
“the application will be used to manage temp es in the State of Andhra Pradesh; key functionalities available in this application are
temple income and expense management, temple event management, staff, and administration management; the system will
also help in modernizing temple facilities like online DARSHAN time booking and live streaming of religious events.”

2. Government hereby constitutes a Committee with the following members for framing suitable guidelines in implementing the above Project on ‘Temple info system’ under e-Pragathi:-

1) Sri S.S.Chandrasekhar Azad … Member RJC-I, Kakinada.

2) Sri K.Ramachandra Mohan … Member J.C.& E.O. Simhachalam

3) Sri B.V.S.Durga Prasad, … Member/Convenor Assistant Commissioner, Endowments Departmemt.

4) Sri P.Prasad, E.D.P. Manager … Member O/o C.E.D. A.P. Hyderabad.

3. The Committee shall submit a report to the Government within 3 months.

e-Pragati is a framework to provide integrated services to citizens through free flow of information and to usher in an era of good governance, characterized by efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, and foresight. It is a massive e-Governance programme covering 33 departments and 315 agencies across the State and about 745 services have been identified so far. These services are bundled into (72) projects, which are in-turn grouped into (14) packages for ease of procurement & implementation.

The procurement/implementation process for (14) packages is taken up in

(4) waves, based on the priority. RFPs are being issued at Package level for better project monitoring and optimized project costs. The procurement process of Primary Sector, Core, Education and Health packages has been initiated

In conformance to the orders issued in G.Os under references and factoring in the (estimated) package costs, the Procurement Committees for (4) e-Pragati packages are hereby constituted for managing the procurement process. The committees for rest of the packages shall be constituted shortly.

Primary Sector Package:


1 Spl. Chief Secretary, Agriculture Chairman
2 Secretary, Finance Member
3 Commissioner   &   Ex-Officio   Secretary   to   Govt., Member
4 Commissioner & Ex-Officio Secretary to Govt., Sericulture Member
5 Commissioner  &  Ex-Officio  Secretary  to  Govt.,  cane  & Member
6 Commissioner, Agriculture  Marketing Member
7 Commissioner, Fisheries Member
8 Commissioner,   Co-operation   &   Registrar   of   Co-op Member
9 Director, Animal Husbandry Member
10 Irrigation, Engineer-in-chief Member
11 External IT Domain Expert Member
12 Representative, ITE&C Department Member


13 Representative of APTS Co-opted
14 Commissioner, Agriculture Member
II. Education Package:
1 Secretary, School Education Chairman
2 Secretary, Finance Member
3 Commissioner, Collegiate Education Member
4 Commissioner, Intermediate Education Member
5 Commissioner, Technical Education Member
6 Director, SCERT Member
7 Director, Social welfare Member
8 State Project Director, SSA Member
9 Representative, ITE&C Department Member
10 External IT Domain Expert Member
11 CEO, Skill Development Member
12 Representative, APSCHE Member
13 Representative of APTS Co-opted
14 Commissioner, School Education Member
III. Core Package:
1 Spl. Secretary, ITE&C Dept. Chairman
2 Secretary, Finance Member
3 Special Commissioner, CCLA Member
4 Addl. Secretary, Planning Member
5 Commissioner, Survey, Settlements & Land Records Member
6 Director & IG, Stamps & Registration Member
7 External IT Domain Expert Member
8 Joint Director, Infrastructure Member
9 Representative of APTS Co-opted
10 JD (Enterprise Architecture), ITE&C Member
IV. Health Package:
1 Principal Secretary, HM & FW Chairman
2 Secretary, Finance Member
3 Commissioner, AP Vaidya Vidhana Parishad Member
4 Commissioner,   AYUSH   &   Ex-Officio   Secretary to Member
5 Commissioner, School Education Member
6 Director, Medical Education Member
7 Director, Public Health & Family Welfare Member
8 DG ( Drugs & Copy Rights) Member
9 Representative, ITE&C Department Member
10 External IT Domain Expert Member


11 Representative of APTS Co-opted
12 Commissioner, Health & Family Welfare Member

e-Pragati, the AP State Enterprise Architecture

With a view to create and adopt a holistic approach to the development of e-Governance, a framework of AP State Enterprise Architecture (APSEA) was designed in Aug 2014, adopting the global standards and best practices. In order to develop the detailed designs of the AP State Enterprise Architecture, M/s Wipro Technologies has been selected as the consultant, through a competitive bid process in January 2015. Two Groups have been constituted vide GO 2nd read above, to oversee the development of the EA – the Enterprise Architecture Design Group (EADG) headed by the IT Advisor, and the Enterprise Architecture Support Group (EADG) headed by the IT Secretary. The high-level design of APSEA has been completed. The initiative has been named as e-Pragati, to signify that the program is intended to create an ecosystem based on integration and interoperability of all the development and welfare departments of the Government, towards the fulfilment of the Vision of Swarna Andhra Pradesh.

e-Pragati Value Proposition

In a green field State like AP, an initiative like the e-Pragati, which looks at the Government as a whole, is expected to bring about lot of benefits to the various stake holders, as described below:

e-Pragati Vision : e-Pragati is a large Program, with a long term vision for creating a sustainable eco-system of e-Governance. The Vision of e-Pragati is stated below:

“e-Pragati is a new paradigm in governance based on a Whole-of-Government framework, transcending the departmental boundaries. It adopts a Mission-centric approach in its design and implementation and seeks to realize the Vision of Sunrise AP 2022, by delivering citizen-centric services in a coordinated, integrated, efficient and equitable manner.”

Creating Government 2.0: In line with its Vision, e-Pragati seeks to move away from the existing systems of Governance (Government 1.0) towards establishing Government 2.0. The silo’ed and hierarchical systems will be replaced by an integrated and collaborative operating model. The single-channel, ‘one-size-fits-all’ models of service delivery will give way to personalized services delivered through multiple channels. The output-driven processes will be replaced by transparent, outcome-driven procedures. The citizens will no longer be passive spectators of governance and mere recipients of services, but will be empowered to be active participants in the governance process.

All these aspirations will be achieved through establishment of a common and shared digital infrastructure and applications, delivering a set of integrated and cross-cutting services based on common standards and Enterprise Principles.

Value to Government:

 e-Pragati shall be a catalyst for enhancing the effectiveness of implementation of various development projects and welfare schemes undertaken by the Government, through extensive use of Enterprise Project/Program/Scheme Management systems.

Planning and/or monitoring of public sector schemes and projects shall take advantage of the GIS and satellite imaging technologies.

There would be considerable savings to the exchequer, through a better targeting of beneficiaries, through a better control on project and scheme costs, and, through consolidation of IT Assets, like hardware, system software and applications.

An all-round development of the State is achieved through alignment of e-Pragati with the goals of Sunrise AP and a clear focus on e-Pragati Indicators in each of the 7 missions.

The coordination between the government departments would significantly increase due to free exchange of information via the e-Highway .

e-Pragati envisages extensive use of Data Analytics tools that would throw up trends, patterns, gaps and areas of improvement in various Government schemes and also provide useful suggestions for the future actions (preventive and accelerative) through predictive analytics.

Value to Citizens and Businesses

 Citizen-centric services provided by e-Pragati would enhance the convenience and transparency.

The Certificate-Less Governance System (CLGS) will reduce significant burden, both on the citizens and the Government departments, by reducing/eliminating unproductive work.

Programs like e-Health, e-Education, e-Agriculture and e-Market shall enhance quality of life and productivity as well as income of the citizens.

Direct Benefits Transfer will ensure hassle-free availment of the various benefit programs of the Government.

Widespread use of e-Office and other productivity tools will enhance, efficiency and transparency of public agencies.

Value to Society:

 The implementation of e-Pragati will unleash a lot of potential in the software, hardware, electronics and networking sectors. This will have a significant multiplier effect to the tune of 4 X.

e-Pragati, being based on open technologies, will open up new windows for innovation and create IT and non-IT employment in various sectors.

The economic development of the State will be spurred by increased productivity in all the 7 major sectors comprising the Sunrise AP Mission.

3 e-Pragati Principles: A large, Government-wide and cross-cutting initiative like e-Pragati cannot be implemented unless the rank and file of the various groups of stakeholders conform to a set of rigid principles, which shall be followed by all Government Departments, their Consultants, Implementing Partners and System Integrators. The e-Pragati Architectural principles are specified in

Annexure – Ie-Pragati – alignment with 7 Missions of Sunrise AP

In its journey towards Sunrise AP, GoAP has chosen the strategy of establishing 7 Missions, 5 Grids and 5 Campaigns. The concept of Enterprise Architecture essentially arises out of the need for large organizations to align their IT efforts along their domain functions, priorities and goals. In this context, the definition of Enterprise Architecture is given below:

“Enterprise Architecture is a framework for conducting analysis, design, planning and implementation of the vision, goals, strategies, functions, activities and desired outcomes of an enterprise, using a holistic approach at all times, such that the IT infrastructure and IT services are always aligned to the business strategies and business services, through standardization and integration”.

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