T.N. in forefront in adopting emerging technologies: Minister


Tamil Nadu has been leading in the country in areas of e-governance, in attracting investments at global level and creating employment opportunities, said R.B. Udhayakumar, Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management, and Information Technology, here on Friday.

He was delivering the chief guest address during the inaugural function of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s virtual conference titled ‘Technology Enabled Growth and Opportunities-2020’. Madurai Collector T.G. Vinay and Corporation Commissioner S. Visakan were also present along with the Minister.

Mr. Udhayakumar said that the Commissionerate of e-Governance was created in 2006 to lead all e-governance initiatives of the State. The Centre of Excellence in Emerging Technologies (CEET) in TNeGA was created in January 2019 to bridge the knowledge gap between development and application of emerging technologies in government departments.

He said that Tamil Nadu is the first state in the country to sign a memorandum of understanding

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