A Workshop on Heralding Change with GIGW Compliance was conducted on Thursday, 10th October, 2013. This workshop was well attended by 49 participants from various ministries / departments.
Officials gained clarity on how full GIGW compliance can become a harbinger of welcome change for citizens. Participants were able to appreciate how they as citizens themselves have truly cherished the benefits of e-enablement in services such as booking of railway tickets through the Internet, and conducting of netbanking operations instead of lining up in long queues at the conventional brick-and-mortar banks.
Using the platform as an opportunity to interact openly & interactively, participants were able to appreciate that GIGW compliance is holistic in approach versus being a piecemeal aspiration of achieving deemed “priority” areas first, and addressing issues like accessibility later.
Participants deliberated on various ways to increase GIGW compliance and it was suggested that in order to achieve the goal, the status and timeline for GIGW compliance may be included in the RFD (Results Framework Document) of the departments.