Any organization, be it government, quasi-government or non-government, wanting to have a competitive edge in today's ICT-driven economy will have to engage a professional body that is equipped to streamline processes, minimize procedures, maximize productivity and improve the bottom lines.
Seasoned by its engagement in over 50 assignments of Central and State governments across a wide range of e-Government projects and initiatives, NISG is positioned as a trustworthy one-stop source of end-to-end consultancy services. Registered under Section 25 of The Companies Act 1956, NISG is a not-for-profit company, with private and public sectors holding its equity in the ratio of 51:49. Organizations opting for proven services of NISG may, therefore, engage it on a nomination basis.
If the larger goal is to improve efficiency, enhance productivity, bring about transparency or adopt some other citizen-friendly approach, all that a ministry or department of Central/State government or a public sector undertaking has to do is to take the following rewarding steps:
The government wing or PSU which is considering the launch of an e-Gov initiative would have to write to NISG. A note spelling out the intent of the proposed initiative, its objectives, existing functions in the organization as well the size and level of its current operations can be e-mailed to the CEO, NISG (firstname.lastname@example.org). Otherwise, the note can be couriered to:
National Institute for Smart Government
YSR Bhavan, Financial District, Nanakramguda,
Rajendra Nagar,Hyderabad -500032, India
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Once a client organization declares its intent, NISG will be in a position to prepare a commercial proposal. Prior to this, NISG needs to undertake a preliminary study of the requirements of the organization. It will have to define the scope of its engagement and provide an estimate of the efforts and costs involved in offering consultancy services. This purpose will be better served if NISG teams visit the client organization and gather first hand the required information and inputs. These studied efforts would culminate in the preparation of an appropriate commercial proposal, which the NISG can normally submit in 2-4 weeks from the date of the client's formal request.
The client organization should then objectively consider the commercial proposal of NISG from the standpoint of the road ahead. This can be done in line with established procedures with help from NISG. Of course, the client will benefit significantly if it seeks a presentation from NISG before making a decision. This process may take 2-4 weeks.
After the customer approves the commercial proposal, NISG will prepare and submit a draft agreement. The final agreement would be executed after the client and NISG agree on all the terms.
Following the signing of the agreement, NISG would require typically 2-4 weeks time for mobilizing a team. Normally NISG does this by drawing on its internal resources or through selections from empanelled external consultants. If the situation warrants, NISG may involve a representative of the client organization and adopt an open tender process for selection of an external consultant firm, which will work on the assignment in association with NISG. Such selection of an external consultant firm could take about 12 weeks.
Given the value proposition of the bouquet of services provided by NISG, a client who engages the prestigious body actually signals to the world that winds of change are blowing.