Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said blockchain can transform e-governance and that governments must begin interacting with technology providers to find a solution to put them to the best possible use.
Along the sidelines of the inauguration of the Maharashtra Technology Summit (MTECH) the CM said, “Communication technologies over the years have changed the world, first we connected places, then people and now we are connecting things, but Blockchain is one level up and it’s not just Internet of Thing (IoT) but, it is internet of trust, internet of values and it is going to change the entire space of governance.”
He added that Maharashtra government has unveiled its public cloud policy, which will allow all government departments to access public cloud.
This will speed up e-governance and open up new vistas for investment by private entrepreneurs to introduce the latest technology for every government department.
He said, “Government of Maharashtra, for the past three years, has been trying to create an ecosystem for adopting technologies into governance. We feel that technology brings, efficiency, transparency, accountability and accessibility and that is why we have been trying to assimilate the newest technologies into all our governance.”
“Smart cities, which needs smart and accountable governance, require strong technology backbone to provide all services and activities in an accountable and transparent manner,” Fadnavis added.
This statement comes close after the news reports that said that Maharashtra government was contemplating introducing blockchain soon.
In his opening remarks, SVR Srinivas, Principal Secretary – IT, Government of Maharashtra said, “blockchain is like a tsunami.”
The event was organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and the government of Maharashtra.