Role of Information and Communication Technology (I.C.T) for Good Governance in Covid-19 Pandemic: An Analysis to Indian Perspective

  • Upasana Borah
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  • Upasana Borah

    Student at NEF Law College, India

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Technology is considered as an leverage for growth in underdeveloped nations. The growth of IT has a broad potential in many areas of social development. In particular, IT has brought a general change and growth in any developing country. In the 21st century, poor nations need to concentrate on 6C IT – i.e. computer density, communications, connections, cyber legislation, costing, and common sense. The ICT is playing an increasingly important role in enabling effective governance and regional development. The term ICT includes all types of computer systems, telecommunications and networking systems. In brief, it's a digital method to collect, analyse, store and transfer data (Duncombe, and Heeks, 1999). Michiels & Van Crowder (2001) described ICTs as a spectrum of adaptive, flexible, organisational and socially transformable electronic technologies when convergent to a new configuration. Nowadays ICT may be found in computer or other digital technology as well as in all its applications and variations, such as Internet, mobile devices, computers and other new technologies such as electronic commerce, e-banks, telecommunications and digital applications. In recent years, the use of ICT’s to promote good democratic accountability and rural social development of the country, generally underneath the banner of e-government, has been a practise that has received considerable attention. These technological innovations, supported by Internet connectivity, have only recently become available for mass applications, offering the potential to raise public administration efficiency and enhance communication between government and public authorities. For some time now, ICT’s have played a significant role in sparsely populated development efforts, particularly as it relates to raising living standards in rural areas. ICT’s have garnered significant attention at present in the quest of effective governance and rural development. Because ICT’s are efficient and productive instruments, they are now an instrument of good governance and management in many nations. This study aims at analysing the impact of ICT in the Indian context as an instrument for democratic accountability and rural development. The aim was also to highlight some of the ICT facilities necessary for good governance and rural development as well as to propose a policy framework that would encourage recommended method for rural development in India. This research paper aims for identifying ICT resources possible role and usefulness in good governance.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 5, Page 466 - 476


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