E-governance or Electronic Governance is dealt with under Sections 4 to 10A of the IT Act, 2000. It provides for legal recognition of electronic records and Electronic signature and also provides for legal recognition of contracts formed through electronic means.
Filing of any form, application or other documents, creation, retention or preservation of records, issue or grant of any license or permit or receipt or payment in Government offices and its agencies may be done through the means of electronic form.
The I.T. Act, 2000 defines the terms −
access in the computer network in section 2(a)
the computer in section 2(i)
the computer network in section (2j)
data in section 2(0)
information in section 2(v).