National eGovernance Division has been entrusted with the mandate to form a division called India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA) to drive the initiative across Government Ministries, States and other Agencies.
Under the overarching vision of Digital India Programme, Government of India aims to make all Government services digitally accessible in an integrated manner to citizens through multiple channels like web, mobile and common service delivery outlets. Also, users have become tech-savvy and now demand faster delivery of services which match with those of private sector and other eGovernance delivering Nations across the world. The United Nations eGovernance survey emphasized on a whole-of-government approach, policy integration and use of Big Data Analytics to provide better governance to citizens. These trends require breaking of sectoral barriers and silos & re-architecting the Government as a single enterprise. Accordingly, a working group was constituted by Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC), MeitY under the leadership of former IT Secretary, Shri J. Satyanarayana, to develop the India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA) framework.
IndEA provides a generic framework, (based on The Open Group Architecture Framework -TOGAF) comprising of a set of architecture reference models, which can be converted into a Whole-of-Government Architecture for India, Ministries, States, Govt. Agencies etc. The IndEA framework is based on federated architecture approach and recognizes the need to accommodate both greenfield (new) and brownfield (existing / legacy) eGovernance initiatives.