Capacity BuildingThe Government have been contemplating the implementation of 14 mission mode e-Governance Projects. Capacity Building among 1.2 million Government employees is a pre-requisite for the successful implementation of all these projects. To provide high end IT Training to Government Employees, ELCOT had opened Training Centres all over the State in the respective district collectorates except chennai. In Chennai, ELCOT Training Centre is functioning at Periyar Building Complex, Nandanam, Chennai with 320 Seater Capacity. In Madurai & Trichy the training hall seating capacity is 50 and in other Districts, the training hall seating capacity is 25.
ELCOT had opened Training Division with hi-tech training facility (Laptop, Multimedia Projector and high speed Internet Connectivity through TNSWAN) for training the Government Officials in Chennai and other Districts. ELCOT has trained over 18,000 officials of various departments including Commercial Tax, Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Tamilnadu Industrial Investment Corporation(TIIC), Corporation of Chennai (Education Department), Elementary Education, Agriculture Department, Central Co-operative Bank in all Districts.
ELCOT had engaged Professional Trainers on contract basis to provide Open Source Technology Training. Application Software Training through web portal is also given to Government Department officials like Public Health and Preventive Medicine by ELCOT in all Districts.
ELCOT trained 70 Visually Challenged Persons in two phases and 20 Transgenders in Linux Operating System at ELCOT.
Creation of IT infrastructure facilities alone cannot ensure effective citizen service delivery to the Citizen. Only attitudinal change, change management strategies and computer skills will enable the Government servants to effectively use the hardware and software. Hence, the Government of Tamil Nadu has adopted Capacity Building scheme for departments.
The Government has already identified 14 Mission Mode Departments to provide their services to the Citizen. Training Programmes are designed in different levels such as e-Governance, Sensitization, Project Management, Computer orientation program. To augment the Capacity Building, a State e-Mission Team (SeMT) has been created at TNeGA with domain expertise in Programme Management, Technology and Change Management.
The SeMT will assist the Government in providing overall direction, standardization and programme Management for the e-Governance initiatives undertaken by the State and help the Mission Mode Departments to set up their Project e-Mission Teams (PeMT) to self sustain their projects.