[lang_en]A five day workshop-cum-training on e-Governance and Information Technology was organized from 29th September 2008 to 3rd October 2008 by Himalayan Forest Research Institute (HFRI), Shimla under the “e-Governance” programme of Government of India.
About 30 e-Champions of Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education (ICFRE) and Information Technology” experts from Shoba Renaissance Information Technology (SRIT) Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore and M/ S WIPRO INDIA Ltd., Gurgaon participated in the workshop where different modules designed and prepared for use in ICFRE and its institutes were tested and discrepancies observed, were removed and were declared ready for adoption and implementation.
Mohinder Pal, IFS, Director, Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla appreciated Jagdish Kishwan’s (IFS, Director General, Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education) vision towards e-Governance and Information Technology and leading the program. He emphasized that with the implementation of e-Governance initiatives in the Council, the findings/ results of researches would be available on a click of a button to the farmers, stakeholder and other user agencies, which would help in improvisation of various sectors. He informed that there is a provision of fixing the responsibility at each level including time limits under the modules developed for research, financial accounting, extension, personnel information management etc.
Dr. Harish Kumar, Project Manager, e-Governance thanked various authorities of Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India; ICFRE, Department of Information Technology for their efforts. He also congratulated, his team of “e-Champions” of ICFRE and IT experts of SRIT, Bangalore and M/ S WIPRO INDIA Ltd., Gurgaon for making this project a success. He further informed that all ICFRE Institutes have been connected with MPLSVPN and facility of Video-conferencing has also been provided.[/lang_en]