The Digital India vision provides the intensified impetus for e-Governance initiatives, to meet the aspirations of its citizens where government and its services reach the doorsteps of citizens. Capacity Building function of NeGD provides technical & professional support to State and to develop internal competencies within Government for conceptualization and implementing e-Governance initiatives. Capacity Building (CB) Scheme was initially approved in 2008 for providing technical and professional support to state. This scheme was further extended with Digital India Program in 2015 with the twin objectives of providing appropriate qualifications, skill sets and expertise in managing large IT/ e-Governance projects and developing an appropriate institutional framework to handle the capacity building requirements of States/UTs and Central line ministries.

To meet these objectives, the focus is on: 

  1. Training and knowledge sharing initiatives including dynamic training need assessment, orientation, thematic workshops, intensive role-based trainings and online learning and knowledge exchange (LMS & KMS) to build desired capacities within government.
  2. Handholding support to states & supplementing some of the critical competencies through State e-Mission teams (SeMTs).
  3. Develop and strengthen suitable Institutional Framework.


NeGD is the National Coordinator for Capacity Building implementation under the guidance and monitoring of the Empowered Committee chaired by Secretary (MeitY). At the State/UT level, Secretary of the respective State IT Deptt (or any other department nominated by the State government) and the State Designated Agency are nodal agencies for implementing the proposed Capacity Building Scheme.