Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (277)

David Stanton

Question:

277. Deputy David Stanton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the way in which his Department oversees and monitors eGovernment development; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9620/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Department for Public Expenditure and Reform is responsible for developing and coordinating the implementation of eGovernment Policy for the non-commercial public sector.

Since eGovernment 2012-2015 was launched in April 2012, my Department has been promoting awareness of the content of the Strategy, through bilateral meetings with Public Bodies to agree approaches to progressing and reporting on actions in the Strategy. My Department has also organised a series of events promoting elements of the Strategy, and will arrange further events during 2013.

The strategy contains 44 actions across eight key priority areas. The specific implementation of the actions is the responsibility of each Department and agency.

Action 45 of the Strategy sets out the governance arrangements to ensure that progress with eGovernment plans is appropriately monitored. To facilitate easier reporting by Public Bodies a new website, e.gov.ie, was launched on 23 January 2013. A first progress report under eGovernment 2012-2015 will be prepared by the end of the first quarter of this year. I intend to make this report publicly available.