Creating An Enabling Environment for
Urban Transformation

Established in 2003, we partner with state governments and city administrators in their drive to leverage the transformative power of technology to consistently and sustainably improve quality of life in our cities.Driven by a long-term vision, our platform- a public digital good, provides opportunity for co-creation and a potential for scaling up diverse solutions to resolving urban challenges with speed and at scale.

Architected By

Nandan Nilekani

The future of India is in its cities. With eGov, we aim to bring the latest and best technologies for making our cities perform better and to enable an ecosystem that can address the full range of cities' needs and functions.

Srikanth Nadhamuni

Data-driven governance is our mission. We have put all our products in open-source, which is free of charge for cities to implement and use. Our goal is to distribute the capacity to solve, so that cities across India can walk their own paths to development.

About Us

The Journey
So far

Journey So far

We started by working in the trenches of wards and ULBs of Karnataka in 2003 to understand problems on ground and how Digital Platform can help in making cities better. Over the last 17 years, we have worked with 14 states in more than 1000 ULBs across India to ensure that every citizen in every city of India should be able to access all services they need with ease and transparency. While the progress we’ve made is exciting, we know there is still much more to do to build a thriving, digitally-enabled ecosystem in all 4000+ towns and cities in India.

 
 

Vision

Catalyse urban transformation and enhance ease of living and ease of doing business at national scale

Mission

Embedding an open digital infrastructure to transfrom governance in 4400+ ULBs by 2024

Values

Working with the ecosystem towards a common goal and sharing a bigger purpose, we are driven by our core values- Trust, Collaboration, Ownership, Courage, Openness and Empathy. Our values are both our identity and our promise.

  • Trust
  • Collaboration
  • Ownership
  • Courage
  • Openness
  • Empathy

Trust

We keep our promises and create an environment where people feel safe in expressing their opinions. We listen carefully, speak candidly, and treat others respectfully. We own up to our shortfalls and are not embarrassed of being vocally self-critical.

Collaboration

We challenge ideas and not individuals. We show respect and value for the skills, experiences, creativity, and contributions of our ecosystem and embrace diversity. Listening to and acknowledging the feelings, concerns, opinions, and ideas of others is our way of interacting. We share information, ideas, and suggestions in a respectful manner. We support the final decisions of our ecosystem, even if not in total agreement, in line with the larger goal.

Ownership

We care about the outcomes of our approaches and acknowledge our mistakes and failures. We are go-getters and take initiative to address societal challenges and distribute the ability to solve these challenges.

Courage

We make tough decisions without agonizing and take calculated and informed risks. Resilience is a quality that we imbibe and exercise.

Openness

We are open and share relevant information with others in a timely and effective manner and encourage others to do the same. We are open to learning and exploring new approaches of working in the ecosystem.

Empathy

We listen to understand rather than to respond, and engage with kindness, conscience, and people-mindedness. We observe and use our ears, eyes and “gut instinct” to understand the entire message that is being communicated. We go deep to identify root causes and solve the underlying problems.

Trust

We keep our promises and create an environment where people feel safe in expressing their opinions. We listen carefully, speak candidly, and treat others respectfully. We own up to our shortfalls and are not embarrassed of being vocally self-critical.

Collaboration

We challenge ideas and not individuals. We show respect and value for the skills, experiences, creativity, and contributions of our ecosystem and embrace diversity. Listening to and acknowledging the feelings, concerns, opinions, and ideas of others is our way of interacting. We share information, ideas, and suggestions in a respectful manner. We support the final decisions of our ecosystem, even if not in total agreement, in line with the larger goal.

Ownership

We care about the outcomes of our approaches and acknowledge our mistakes and failures. We are go-getters and take initiative to address societal challenges and distribute the ability to solve these challenges.

Courage

We make tough decisions without agonizing and take calculated and informed risks. Resilience is a quality that we imbibe and exercise.

Openness

We are open and share relevant information with others in a timely and effective manner and encourage others to do the same. We are open to learning and exploring new approaches of working in the ecosystem.

Empathy

We listen to understand rather than to respond, and engage with kindness, conscience, and people-mindedness. We observe and use our ears, eyes and "gut instinct" to understand the entire message that is being communicated. We go deep to identify root causes and solve the underlying problems.

Impact

eGov plays the role of a trusted advisor and enabler of state leadership by collaborating with all actors in the ecosystem including policy advisors, technology and civic tech partners to enable the government entities to successfully implement their urban transformation programs.

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Years of enabling the government for citizen-centric service delivery

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Digitally enabled cities and towns

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Citizen grievances addressed @96% redressal

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of Public Money Saved

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Citizen’s properties on DIGIT platform

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Andhra Pradesh

70 L+

Citizens Benefited From Our Platform

110

ULBs’ Citizen Can Avail Municipal Services

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Citizen Services Deployed

43L+

Citizens Benefited From Our Platform

110

ULBs’ Citizen Can Avail Municipal Services

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Citizen- Facing Services Deployed

Andhra Pradesh redefined the quality of Urban governance with improved service delivery to citizens and standardised processes across ULBs. AP used a platform approach to replace legacy systems with an integrated system of 22 modules.

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Recognitions

Meet The Team

eGov was founded in 2003, as a collective of world-class technologists, strategists, and policy professionals with an enduring commitment to solve India’s societal challenges. We are problem-solvers and responsible builders of communities and ecosystems, motivated by a sense of responsibility for making the country better — and the thrill of finding solutions that can improve crores of lives.

Trustees


Prof. S. Sadagopan

Managing Trustee

Professor Sadagopan is the Founder Director of IIIT-Bangalore. He had taught at IIT Kanpur and IIM Bangalore earlier. He is a product of Madras University and Purdue University, USA. He has been associated with many key transformational IT Projects with Social Impact including Railway Reservation System, RTGS, IMPS, Khajane and State Data Center / Wide Area Network in several States.

Srikanth Nadhamuni

Managing Trustee

Srikanth is the Managing Trustee of the eGovernments Foundation which he co-founded with Nandan Nilekani in 2003. He was also ‘Head of Technology’ at the UID Authority of India. Setup the Technology Center for the development, design and operations of the Aadhaar system to issue a National ID to all the 1.2 billion Indian.He is currently the CEO of Khosla Labs.

Executives


Elzan Mathew

Director-Engineering

Elzan is the head of software implementation at eGov with 19 years of industry experience handling various states implementations and partner-led deliveries. She has been an integral part of the organization from the past 15 years where her contribution extends from product management, development and delivery of the product suits. She is instrumental in the success of eGov's presence in various locations like Chennai Corporation, New Delhi Municipal Corporation, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and many more

Viraj Tyagi

CEO

Viraj Tyagi is the CEO of eGov Foundation. He is passionate about the impact of a jugalbandi of public digital platforms, policies and ecosystem in solving complex societal problems at scale and speed. Prior to joining the impact sector Viraj was an entrepreneur and corporate leader with wide ranging experience in building large businesses in Europe and India.. He is a serial entrepreneur, active investor in start ups and a mentor to entrepreneurs. Viraj was the CEO and co-founder of NettPositive – one of the first Big Data and Analytics companies in India. He is also a co-founder of fintech start-up - Finnable. He is on the board of several start-ups and companies . He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore (IIM-B) and Indian Institute of technology (IIT – BHU).

Chandar Muthukrishnan

Chief Operating Officer

Chandar has 25 years of experience in enterprise software application management across manufacturing, telecom and media domains. He has experience of working in both start-up and mature environments, and has taken a start-up team to a medium sized enterprise of 2000 people. Chandar has played key roles across Business Enablement, Program management, Product Engineering, Consulting, Account Management and Process Engineering. Prior to joining eGov, he was Senior Vice President of Client Solutions & Business Enablement at Prime Focus Technologies Limited. Before that he had worked with Wipro for 10years, where he worked in various roles in software delivery . He is an Electrical & Electronics engineer from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University.

Abhishek Jain

Chief Technology Officer

Abhishek is the CTO of eGovernments Foundation. He comes with 18+ years of diverse technology, product building and client handling experience, solving problems, and building world-class products. He is an alumni from IIT-Delhi (Integrated M.Tech in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology). He is an avid reader and loves Music, Dance, Drama and travel.

Hiren Doshi

Vice President-Strategy & Partnerships

Hiren Doshi is a passionate digital entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the tech industry. He currently leads strategy, partnerships and business development at eGovernments foundation which focuses on catalyzing urban governance transformation in India. Prior to eGov, he led adoption for Sunbird, a population-scale digital learning infrastructure created by Ekstep. Prior to Ekstep, Hiren played various leadership roles at Amazon, Flipkart and Infosys. He built one of the fastest growing brand advertising business for Amazon in India. At Infosys, Hiren led its foray into Greater China market and also led the Retail & CPG business in Europe. As an entrepreneur, he has successfully incubated start-ups in the digital industry and he mentors founders of many young start-ups on business and growth strategies. Hiren did his MBA (Finance) and B.E (Electronics) from Mumbai University. He is also a GCPP alumnus of the Takshashila Institution and a Fellow of India China Institute, The New School.

Dhananjay Singh

Vice President- Engineering

Dhananjay is VP- Engineering at eGovernments, he comes with 18 years of diverse Engineering experience with Product and Services background. Before eGov, he has managed large engineering teams in various roles in Retail, Telecom, Healthcare, and Manufacturing domains across geographies. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore (IIM-B). He loves to explore new technologies and trending topics be it Cloud computing, Blockchain, IOT, Chatbot, AI or ML

P.R. Krishnamoorthy

Vice President - Delivery

As VP Service Delivery, with a Master's in Engineering, he leads the Operations and Support Team and manages our major client for the last 9 years with result based Operational Support. He has extensive experience in driving product / technology strategy in Municipal and Government business environments with strong expertise in Technical consulting, New product commercialisation, Product innovation, Quality systems and leading-edge Citizen Centric technologies. He demonstrated strong acumen in spotting emerging Need-of-the-hour technology opportunities and developing niche product capability aligned to business plans.

Krishnakumar Thyagarajan

Vice President – Special Projects

Krishnakumar is focused on creating and deploying solutions seeking profound outcomes in urban governance. Effectiveness of Citizen Services and governance. He has 22 years of experience spanning leadership roles in Tech Mahindra where he spearheaded new practises in the company. He began his career as a strategic consultant. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and holds an MBA from SP Jain University.

Raju Singh

Vice President - Delivery

Raju leads the Implementation and Platform Adoption at eGov. Raju comes with 14+ years of strong track record of driving large transformations in banking domain across geographies. In his previous avatars, he drove complex multi entity transformations at Infosys across Middle East and Africa for their financial platform Finacle. Entrepreneur at heart, Raju co-founded, scaled and successfully exited his startup in the financial domain.

Gautham Ravichander

Director- Policy & Advocacy

Gautham leads eGov’s policy initiatives with the Government of India and partner states. He started his career at Janaagraha where he led the Ward Infrastructure Index Program and was a founding team member of The Education Alliance. Gautham has a MIB degree from Fletcher where his studies focused on social enterprises and leveraging business models to reach underserved populations. At Fletcher, Gautham organized and co-chaired the first Tufts Innovation Symposium on Scaling Innovation in Emerging Markets.

Aravind Gaddala

Vice President- Product

Aravind is a Product Management practitioner who is passionate about building products that have an impact on the lives of users. He Heads the Product Management function at eGov.In the past, he has worked for global corporations like Oracle, Genpact, NICE Systems, and other budding startups. He has extensive experience working on transformative products in the supply chain planning and customer experience management domains. He is an alumnus of T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) and Manipal Institute of Technology(MIT, Manipal)

Trustees

Professor Sadagopan is the Founder Director of IIIT-Bangalore. He had taught at IIT Kanpur and IIM Bangalore earlier. He is a product of Madras University and Purdue University, USA. He has been associated with many key transformational IT Projects with Social Impact including Railway Reservation System, RTGS, IMPS, Khajane and State Data Center / Wide Area Network in several States.

Srikanth is the Managing Trustee of the eGovernments Foundation which he co-founded with Nandan Nilekani in 2003. He was also ‘Head of Technology’ at the UID Authority of India. Setup the Technology Center for the development, design and operations of the Aadhaar system to issue a National ID to all the 1.2 billion Indian.He is currently the CEO of Khosla Labs.

Executives

Elzan is the head of software implementation at eGov with 19 years of industry experience handling various states implementations and partner-led deliveries. She has been an integral part of the organization from the past 15 years where her contribution extends from product management, development and delivery of the product suits.  She is instrumental in the success of eGov's presence in various locations like Chennai Corporation, New Delhi Municipal Corporation, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and many more.

Viraj Tyagi is the CEO of eGov Foundation. He is passionate about the impact of a jugalbandi of public digital platforms, policies and ecosystem in solving complex societal problems at scale and speed. Prior to joining the impact sector Viraj was an entrepreneur and corporate leader with wide ranging experience in building large businesses in Europe and India.. He is a serial entrepreneur, active investor in start ups and a mentor to entrepreneurs. Viraj was the CEO and co-founder of NettPositive – one of the first Big Data and Analytics companies in India. He is also a co-founder of fintech start-up - Finnable. He is on the board of several start-ups and companies . He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore (IIM-B) and Indian Institute of technology (IIT – BHU).

Chandar has 25 years of experience in enterprise software application management across manufacturing, telecom and media domains. He has experience of working in both start-up and mature environments, and has taken a start-up team to a medium sized enterprise of 2000 people. Chandar has played key roles across Business Enablement, Program management, Product Engineering, Consulting, Account Management and Process Engineering. Prior to joining eGov, he was Senior Vice President of Client Solutions & Business Enablement at Prime Focus Technologies Limited. Before that he had worked with Wipro for 10years, where he worked in various roles in software delivery . He is an Electrical & Electronics engineer from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University.

Abhishek is the CTO of eGovernments Foundation. He comes with 18+ years of diverse technology, product building and client handling experience, solving problems, and building world-class products. He is an alumni from IIT-Delhi (Integrated M.Tech in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology). He is an avid reader and loves Music, Dance, Drama and travel.

Dhananjay is VP- Engineering at eGovernments, he comes with 18 years of diverse Engineering experience with Product and Services background. Before eGov, he has managed large engineering teams in various roles in Retail, Telecom, Healthcare, and Manufacturing domains across geographies. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore (IIM-B). He loves to explore new technologies and trending topics be it Cloud computing, Blockchain, IOT, Chatbot, AI or ML

As VP Service Delivery, with a Master's in Engineering, he leads the Operations and Support Team and manages our major client for the last 9 years with result based Operational Support. He has extensive experience in driving product / technology strategy in Municipal and Government business environments with strong expertise in Technical consulting, New product commercialisation, Product innovation, Quality systems and leading-edge Citizen Centric technologies. He demonstrated strong acumen in spotting emerging Need-of-the-hour technology opportunities and developing niche product capability aligned to business plans.

Krishnakumar is focused on creating and deploying solutions seeking profound outcomes in urban governance. Effectiveness of Citizen Services and governance. He has 22 years of experience spanning leadership roles in Tech Mahindra where he spearheaded new practises in the company. He began his career as a strategic consultant. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and holds an MBA from SP Jain University.

Raju leads the Implementation and Platform Adoption at eGov. Raju comes with 14+ years of strong track record of driving large transformations in banking domain across geographies. In his previous avatars, he drove complex multi entity transformations at Infosys across Middle East and Africa for their financial platform Finacle. Entrepreneur at heart, Raju co-founded, scaled and successfully exited his startup in the financial domain.

Gautham leads eGov’s policy initiatives with the Government of India and partner states. He started his career at Janaagraha where he led the Ward Infrastructure Index Program and was a founding team member of The Education Alliance. Gautham has a MIB degree from Fletcher where his studies focused on social enterprises and leveraging business models to reach underserved populations. At Fletcher, Gautham organized and co-chaired the first Tufts Innovation Symposium on Scaling Innovation in Emerging Markets

Aravind is a Product Management practitioner who is passionate about building products that have an impact on the lives of users. He Heads the Product Management function at eGov.In the past, he has worked for global corporations like Oracle, Genpact, NICE Systems, and other budding startups. He has extensive experience working on transformative products in the supply chain planning and customer experience management domains. He is an alumnus of T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) and Manipal Institute of Technology(MIT, Manipal)

Hiren Doshi is a passionate digital entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the tech industry. He currently leads strategy, partnerships and business development at eGov Foundation. Prior to eGov, he led adoption for Sunbird, a population-scale digital learning infrastructure created by Ekstep and played various leadership roles at Amazon, Flipkart and Infosys. He built one of the fastest growing brand advertising business for Amazon in India. As an entrepreneur, he has successfully incubated start-ups in the digital industry and he mentors founders of many young start-ups on business and growth strategies. Hiren did his MBA (Finance) and B.E (Electronics) from Mumbai University. He is also a GCPP alumnus of the Takshashila Institution and a Fellow of India China Institute, The New School.

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Nandan Nilekani

Founder

Nandan Nilekani is the Founder of eGov Foundation. He was most recently the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in the rank of a Cabinet Minister. Nandan Nilekani is currently the  Co-founder and Chairman of EkStep and was previously the co-chairman of Infosys Technologies Limited, which he co-founded in 1981.

Nilekani received his Bachelor’s degree from IIT, Bombay. He  is the author of “Imagining India” and co- authored his second book with Viral Shah, “Rebooting India: Realizing a Billion Aspirations”.

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Srikanth Nadhamuni

Managing Trustee

Srikanth is the Managing Trustee of the eGovernments Foundation which he co-founded with Nandan Nilekani in 2003. He was also ‘Head of Technology’ at the UID Authority of India. Setup the Technology Center for the development, design and operations of the Aadhaar system to issue a National ID to all the 1.2 billion Indian.He is currently the CEO of Khosla Labs.

Agra

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With DIGIT- Trade License, Property tax and m-Collect, Uttarakhand  advanced their technological ability, to keep the municipal services adapt to changing times and bring it closer to the citizens, at their fingertips.

Mathura

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Citizen benefited from our platform

With DIGIT- Trade License, Property tax and m-Collect, Uttarakhand  advanced their technological ability, to keep the municipal services adapt to changing times and bring it closer to the citizens, at their fingertips.

Lucknow

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Citizen benefited from our platform

With DIGIT- Trade License, Property tax and m-Collect, Uttarakhand  advanced their technological ability, to keep the municipal services adapt to changing times and bring it closer to the citizens, at their fingertips.

Kanpur

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Citizen benefited from our platform

With DIGIT- Trade License, Property tax and m-Collect, Uttarakhand  advanced their technological ability, to keep the municipal services adapt to changing times and bring it closer to the citizens, at their fingertips.