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Title:
ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN ENHANCING GOVERNANCE: IMPACT OF ELECTRONIC PAYMENT & APPLICATION SYSTEM OF SCHOLARSHIPS (EPASS) IN ANDHRA PRADESH

Authors:
Dr. Chintala Venkatramana

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Dr. Chintala Venkatramana
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Political Science , University of Hyderabad

MLA 8
Venkatramana, Dr. Chintala. "ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN ENHANCING GOVERNANCE: IMPACT OF ELECTRONIC PAYMENT & APPLICATION SYSTEM OF SCHOLARSHIPS (EPASS) IN ANDHRA PRADESH." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 1816-1828, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=133. Accessed Mar. 2019.
APA
Venkatramana, D. (2019, March). ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN ENHANCING GOVERNANCE: IMPACT OF ELECTRONIC PAYMENT & APPLICATION SYSTEM OF SCHOLARSHIPS (EPASS) IN ANDHRA PRADESH. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(3), 1816-1828. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=133
Chicago
Venkatramana, Dr. Chintala. "ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN ENHANCING GOVERNANCE: IMPACT OF ELECTRONIC PAYMENT & APPLICATION SYSTEM OF SCHOLARSHIPS (EPASS) IN ANDHRA PRADESH." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 3 (March 2019), 1816-1828. Accessed March, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=133.

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Abstract:
There are still millions in India who only dream of accessing technology. In fact, the rapid growth of technology offers government problem-solvers a new dimension, allowing them to move beyond the traditional tools of growing budgets and proliferating laws to find direct, action-oriented solutions. However, development in information and communication technology over the past three decades have given rise to the notion of electronic governance, most commonly used to refer to the delivery of public services over the technology. However, this paper argues for a shift from the narrow focus of "electronic government" on technology and transactions to the broader perspective of digital government between the public sector and beneficiaries --as a way to understand the changing nature of governing and governance in an information society.
This paper is an attempt to understand the role of technology in enhancing governance mechanism in implementation of the public policies in Andhra Pradesh with reference to electronic payment and application system of scholarships (e-PASS). It includes the detailed analysis of the scholarship scheme and its implementation process through e-pass both in terms of colleges as well as students. This paper also explores to interplay between recent technological developments and evolving information flows for efficiency, accountability, transparency, reducing Red Tapism, reducing corruption, poor governance, political mobilization, and democratic accountability. The paper consists of case studies from the beneficiaries of the innovative technology which enhances government's effective implementation process in Andhra Pradesh.