The Punjab e-Governance Exhibition 2012, a two-day event, centered on the theme of connecting people and government through technology. The exhibition was open to the general public and hosted 42 e-governance stalls related to Health, Police, Law, Education, Transport, Disaster Management, Agriculture, Livestock, and Farming.
Citizens were provided the opportunity to enter their ideas on how to improve an existing e-governance service via the e-Governance Ideas Hunt competition. The winning ideas were selected by an eminent panel of judges which included Dr. Sarmad Hussain (Professor, KICS-UET), Dr. Shafay Shamail (Vice Provost and Associate Professor, LUMS) and Jehan Ara (President, P@SHA).
Punjab Information Technology Board signed 8 MOUs with various leading international high-tech companies to bring an IT revolution in Punjab.
PITB introduced some recent innovative projects at the exhibition, which include
- Disease Surveillance – collects disease spread data from teaching hospitals and district headquarters and deploys a centralized system to monitor, control, and ultimately eradicate vector borne and vaccine preventable diseases such as dengue, malaria, and lyme disease.
- Dengue Tracking System – identifies areas where the dengue epidemic is likely to spread and ensures that control activities are performed in those areas in a timely fashion.
- Online College Admissions System – addresses key concerns and challenges of admission to public sector institutions by allowing candidates to apply to a particular program in a college within Punjab through a simple online form.
The Exhibition was a great way for the general public and media to see the initiatives of Government of the Punjab in streamlining critical tasks of governance through technology.
If you were unable to attend the exhibition, view the video to learn more about the series of events that took place during the Punjab e-Governance Exhibition 2012.