In recognition of the efforts of influencers and visionaries from across the world in digital governance, UK-based NGO apolitical has released its list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People In Digital Government.
The list recognises Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Indian Union Minister for Electronics and IT and Minister for Law and Justice, among the top 20 most influential people in digital government.
Vasundhara Raje, the chief minister of Rajasthan, which is on a digitalisation mission, also features on apolitical’s list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People In Digital Government.
Others on the list are Malcolm Turnbull, the Australian prime minister; Nana Akufo-Addo, president of Ghana; Audrey Tang, minister for digital, Taiwan; and Hillary Hartley, CDO, Ontario, among others.
According to reports, apolitical stated that under the leadership of Prasad, the Indian government has embarked on a new data protection, digital inclusion, and a cyber security framework. It added that India has initiated several new e-governance initiatives, including a unified mobile app for services, an online procurement platform, and an open government data platform.
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