Assignment on Contributions of Different Government Bodies to Build Digital Bangladesh: Special Focus On E-Asia 2011

The use of information and communication technology has been playing a vital role in the 21st century due to globalization and the government is encouraged to adapting with the coming future. The democratic government has declared the “Vision 2021” in the election manifesto which targets establishment of a resourceful and modern country by 2021 through effective use of information and communication technology-a "Digital Bangladesh".
“Digital Bangladesh” does not only mean the broad use of computers, perhaps it means the modern philosophy of effective and useful use of technology in terms of implementing the promises in education, health, job placement, poverty reduction etc. Therefore, the government underscores a changing attitude, positive thinking and innovative ideas for the success of “Digital Bangladesh”.
Bangladesh has made significant strides forward in the field of e-Government in the past decade, starting with somewhat scattered projects on infrastructure development and some applications for automation of internal processes, but gradually moving towards e-services delivery and inter-connected governance. From late 1990s till about 2006, the government undertook a number of e-Government projects, many of which were initiated from the Ministry of Planning. After 2006, a more consolidated approach to e-Government was undertaken with increased emphasis on citizen service delivery and transparency. With the advent of Digital Bangladesh as a prime focus of the government that took power in 2009, e-Government got a renewed vigor from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). Since then, the government, with stewardship from the PMO, has been increasingly moving away from isolated approach towards more integrated, connected and transactional e-services.