amazon web services: AWS announces partnerships with the public sector in India

In a series of announcements related to its public sector business in India, Amazon Web Services said on Friday that the government of Telangana (Telangana) was working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to advance its cloud adoption framework to improve the scale and efficiency of its citizen service delivery for its 40 million people, which will help reduce costs by 33%.

The American firm also announced the second cohort of the Quantum Computing Applications Lab (QCAL), in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) with the support of the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to from the Indian government, as well as Mphasis and Fractal.

Delhi University is also using AWS to enable the adoption of Samarth eGov, the open-source e-governance platform, across Indian universities and colleges. At present, it is used by more than 200 universities and higher education institutions and is expected to reach 500 institutes by 2023.

Public sector activity is an important area for AWS in India.

Pankaj Gupta, Leader – Public Sector Enterprises and Government, Healthcare, AISPL, AWS India and South Asia, said, “Cloud services help governments create a multiplier effect, from ensuring business continuity in the from health to improving the productivity of municipal services. We look forward to helping other departments in Telangana harness the power of the cloud to deliver essential services, connect seamlessly with citizens, and respond quickly to emerging governance challenges.

The state government is migrating information technology (IT) workloads to the cloud to accelerate its online governance plans and deliver faster and more reliable citizen services through its 33 departments and 289 organizations. The growing demand for digital services has increased the volume of public service operational data managed by Telangana.

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“As demand for e-governance services grows, we can easily migrate and scale our workloads reliably and securely on AWS to help Telangana districts respond to citizen needs faster. Going forward, the Telangana government aims to redouble its efforts in digital transformation, improving the experience of citizens by providing faster and more reliable access to services, such as payment of property taxes,” said Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments, Government of Telangana.

At the University of Delhi, Samarth eGov enabled more than a million regular and distance students to participate in online exams, helped professors conduct online assessments and grading, and awarded certificates digitally signed blockchain-based degree certificates to over 360,000 students in the last 24 months during the pandemic. From January to July 2022, the university processed over 663,000 student applications.

“The education sector in India is adapting to the post-pandemic era where student expectations are rising and changing, and engagement between students, administration and faculty should increasingly be focused digital,” said Rahul Sharma, Regional Manager, Public Sector – AISPL, AWS India and South Asia.

“The reliability, agility, scalability, and security provided by AWS allows us to build Samarth eGov to realize our vision and confidently scale it to empower higher education institutions and students at scale.” national,” said Sanjeev Singh, co-director of Delhi University’s South Campus.

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