Q. Which of the following initiative/s is/are taken by government to promote e – governance in India?
1.Creation of Ministry of Information Technology.
2.The Information Technology Act (2000) was enacted.
3.The National Institute for Smart Government (NISG) was set-up at Hyderabad.
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation: The various steps taken to promote e-Governance in India are as follows:

  • A National Task Force on Information Technology and Software Development was set-up in 1998.
  • The Ministry of Information Technology was created at the Centre in 1999.
  • In the year 2000, a 12-point minimum agenda for e-Governance was identified for implementation in all the central ministries and departments.
  • The Information Technology Act (2000) was enacted. This Act was amended in 2008.
  • The Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act (2000) was enacted.
  • The first National Conference of States IT Ministers was organized in the year 2000, for arriving at a Common Action Plan to promote IT in India.
  • The National Institute for Smart Government (NISG) was set-up at Hyderabad in the year 2002.

Source: Laxmikanth Governance