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Government of India empanels Isobar for National e-Governance Plan

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Digital | October 16, 2015
The mandate is specifically for GoI's digital media services. The decision was made post a bidding process in which multiple agencies participated.

The Government of India (GoI) has empanelled Isobar, the digital agency of Dentsu Aegis Network, for its National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) under the Digital India Programme. The mandate is specifically for GoI's digital media services. The decision was made post a bidding process in which multiple agencies participated.

Shamsuddin Jasani

Gopa Kumar

Commenting on the empanelment, Shamsuddin Jasani, managing director, Isobar India, says, "It is a great honour for us to be working with the National e-Governance Plan for its Digital India Programme. We could not have asked for a better project to work on which marries our passion for digital and works for the society and country at large."

The main difference between Digital India and the programmes in the past is that there is a sense of understanding of the need for implementing it holistically. The policy document moves away from the sector-specific programmes and envisages a framework that covers the entire digital ecosystem in the country. It aims to address the issue of the presently stressed infrastructure and strengthen connectivity at the grass roots to enable the spread of information to the yet unconnected (about 60 crore) citizens.

Gopa Kumar, vice president, Isobar India, adds, "It's really an honour for us to partner NeGP on this prestigious project. We aim to invest in this partnership with our innovation and media expertise, and work towards transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy."

Isobar India aims at playing an active and productive role with the NeGP in its future projects under the Digital India banner.

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