Practices for Smart Governance

33rd SKOCH Summit

33rd SKOCH Summit | Tuesday | 3rd September 2013 | India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Key Content

  • Framework for SMART governance
  • SMART governance approach to decision making
  • Is India missing the sustainability bus?
  • Social media and governance
  • Infrastructure and governance
  • A level governance framework for SMEs
  • State of governance in states
  • State of governance at the centre
  • Best practices in governance
  • Role of technology in SMART governance
    • Government cloud
    • Big data information management
    • Government applications store
    • Real-time cyber security
    • Business intelligence for performance management
    • Mobile devices and services delivery
    • Transition to IPv6
    • Smart city, safe city

33rd Skoch Summit: Curtain raiser

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks: Mr Sameer Kochhar, Chairman, Skoch Group & Dr Deepak B Phatak, IIT-B, Mumbai & Director, Skoch Development Foundation
  • Mr Sam Pitroda,Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations
  • Mr Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, Microsoft Corporation (India)
  • Mr J Satyanarayana, Secretary, Department of Electronics and IT
  • MSMEs and Governance: Mr Madhav Lal, Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Financial Inclusion, Panchayati Raj & Rural Development: Ms Aruna Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh
  • Summation & Vote of Thanks: Dr Alok Bharadwaj, Executive Vice President, Canon India

Imperatives for SMART Governance at the Center

  • Dr Rajarshi Bhattacharya, Secretary – SE&L, Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • Mr J Satyanarayana, Secretary, Department of Electronics and IT
  • Ms Zohra Chatterji,Secretary, Ministry of Textiles
  • Dr Prajapati Trivedi, Chairman (NA, CWC) Secretary (Performance Mgt) & Chairman (NA, CWC), Cabinet Secretariat
  • Mr Arun Rajamani Sivaramakrishnan,

Imperatives for SMART Governance at States

Chaired by: Mr T K A Nair, Adviser to Prime Minister of India


  • Mr Ashok Kumar Sinha, Chief Secretary, Government of Bihar
  • Mr S J Haider, Additional Chief Secretary-Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat
  • Mr Arvind Kumar Pandey, Additional Chief Secretary & Member Board of Revenue, Government of Jharkhand
  • Dr P S Meena, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra
  • Ms Ajita Bajpai Pande, Additional Chief Secretary (Technical Education & Skill Development), Government of Madhya Pradesh
  • Mr Vikas Aggarwal, Head – Industry Solutions & Market Development, Public Sector, Microsoft India

An Agenda for India’s Growth: Essays in Honour of P Chidambaram

Introduction: Dr Gursharan Dhanjal, Editor & COO, Skoch Group


  • Dr C Rangarajan, Hon’ble Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister
  • Mr Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, The Indian Express
  • Mr Arun Maira, Hon’ble Member, Planning Commission
  • Mr Wajahat Habibullah, Hon’ble Chairman, National Commission for Minorities
  • Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
  • Dr Surjit S Bhalla, Chairman, Oxus Research & Investments
  • Special Address: Mr P Chidambaram, Hon’ble Finance Minister
  • Vote of Thanks: Mr Rituraj Kapila, Academic Foundation

Skoch Awards 2013

Skoch Smart Governance Awards & Skoch Digital Inclusion Awards

Guest of Honour: Mr Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India 

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