India asks for e-governance fund from World Bank

India is seeking a World Bank funding for the implementation of its e-Government Procurement project, which aims to digitize the process of all government purchases. To be executed by the National Institute of Smart Government, a pilot is due to start in a few states to identify issues related to policies, technology solutions and platforms in addition to data security and services. Through this initiative, the government hopes to improve the efficiency of its procurement system of goods, works and services, reducing wastage at all levels. (Source: Govt seeks World Bank loan for new project/Press Trust of India)

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