e-gov needs strong and extensive industry participation

R Chandrasekhar, IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, is credited with establishing India's first department of information technology (DIT) in his home state. The architect of the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), he is also regarded as the father of e-governance in India and has won the prime minister's award for public services. Edited excerpts from an interview with him.