Government Enterprise Architecture, e-GIF (eGovernment Interoperability Framework) of Royal Government of Bhutan, lead by the Department of Information Technology and Telecom, under Ministry of Information and Communications was selected for the Open Group 2017 Awards for Innovation and excellence in Enterprise Architecture.
ICT provides unprecedented opportunities to realize a nation's development vision and objectives. The implementation of e-Government can significantly enhance efficiency, accountability and transparency of Government functions and service delivery. Therefore, in keeping with the priorities of the government, there was need to put in place strategic plans, policies and ICT standards to support smooth implementation of e-Government. In order to address the above challenges, the RGoB has embarked on the development of an e-GIF portal using International standards and best practices which are catered towards Bhutan’s needs.