October 03, 2011


Accenture Awarded Portal Implementation Contract from the State Government of Sikkim

e-Governance Portal to Increase Access to Government Services
BANGALORE; Oct. 3,  2011 — Accenture  (NYSE: ACN) has been awarded a contract by the State Government of Sikkim to create Internet access to government services, streamlining efficiency and reducing administrative functions. The 42-month contract, effective in September, will help improve information delivery and monitoring of services through online access for citizens and businesses.
Accenture will leverage its expertise in technology and leading large-scale implementation efforts to create an Internet-based system— a new communications channel that will enable collaboration by state departments, standardization of information and increased efficiency of service delivery to citizens and businesses.
The e-Governance portal will provide easy, anywhere, anytime access to government services and help reduce the number of government office visits for citizens.
“e-Governance enables stakeholders to access a host of services digitally and conveniently, eliminating the need for citizens to stand in long queues to obtain information and services. This is especially true in the populous emerging markets,” said Krishna G.V. Giri, who leads Accenture’s Health & Public Service operating group in India and its Management Consulting practice in Asia Pacific. “The government will be better equipped not only to share important information, but facilitate future growth by reducing operational costs and overhead. We are proud to collaborate with the government on this important digital initiative.”
“The ‘Accenture e-forms builder’ that will be used for this e-Governance project is a great example of applying a reusable asset developed by Accenture for rapid and standard implementations.  This enables state governments like Sikkim to deliver early availability of services to its citizens,” Giri added.
The Honourable Minister of Information Technology of State of Sikkim, Shri N K Pradhan said, “We believe this project will significantly benefit citizens and enable easy interaction with various government services. This represents an important part of our ongoing initiative to move Sikkim ahead in our path toward citizen-centric, technological advancement.”
KK Pradhan IAS, Secretary, Information Technology of State of Sikkim added, “We believe this project will encourage more e-interactions going forward. The mindset in the state is evolving and progressing toward one of technological advancement and development. We are gearing up to build a strong infrastructure to better service our stakeholders.”
Accenture is conducting similar work in India for the Government of Nagaland.  
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