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At 8’o clock in the morning of 1st January’2016, Delhi started with its tryst with Odd-Even policy. The policy not only had an impact on environment but also on the traffic. Neighboring Noida has...
Jan 06, 2016
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National Informatics Centre (NIC) established in year 1977, till date remains foundation of e-governance in India. NIC established the first satellite based computer network NICNET in 1987. NICNET...
Nov 27, 2015
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Right to privacy exists in India as many judgments by the Supreme Court ruled that the right to privacy is implicit in right to life and personnel liberty. Nevertheless, privacy needs to get explicit...
Nov 25, 2015
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In a hall full of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) of key Indian private companies during the 8th Annual CSO summit organized by CSO Forum in Chandigarh, many CISOs present did not know...
Nov 24, 2015
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Government of India is planning to have Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in at least 10 key ministries to supervise the implementation of Digital India programme. Besides, a Digital India Advisory...
Nov 16, 2015
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When we look at the government structure, it has number of agencies with multiple business units giving multiple services to citizens. In the mandate from Prime Minister Office (PMO) in form of...
Nov 09, 2015
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The industry associations in India have been highlighting the challenges faced by the private sector but the government itself has also many concerns with the private sector, which is not helping...
Nov 05, 2015
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When N R Narayana Murthy says that Infosys has not made any profit on government projects because of red-tapism , there must be something actually wrong with the procurement process in the...
Nov 03, 2015
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The Information Technology Amendment Act (2008) section 84A under which the withdrawn draft  encryption policy has been released by  Department of  Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY)...
Sep 23, 2015
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One might assume, based on the volume of conversation and coverage of the Cloud that government agencies at every level (central, state, city) are far along the path to replacing legacy systems...
Apr 08, 2015
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Governments, world over, are witnessing a paradigm shift in the way they plan and deliver various citizen services. As citizens become more and more tech-savvy, they expect faster turnarounds,...
Mar 09, 2015
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The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) launched the eBiz G2B (Government to Business) portal (www.ebiz.gov.in) on 19/2/2015 with eleven central government services. The integrated...
Feb 23, 2015
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The National Optical Fibre Network is an initiative under “Digital India” programme to connect 250,000 gram panchayats by December 2016, through broadband optical fibre network. Once completed, it...
Feb 16, 2015
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The Government of India (GI) Cloud project (Mehgraj) is an ambitious cloud computing architecture for government department and agencies. The first phase of the project was launched on 4th February,...
Dec 31, 2014
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Many voices were heard after the Prime Minister of India in his extempore speech on the 15th August 2014 on Independence Day spoke of 'Swachh Bharat'. Independence Day speech of the Prime Minister of...
Dec 17, 2014
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India's education system has long waited for a major revamp. Not that we aren't seeing positive changes but that dream of having modern high tech education accessible to all seems far from reality....
Dec 16, 2014
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Non Traditional Security Statement of Issue Non traditional Security is basically transnational non military security threats that take place during the presence of human involvement and in human...
Dec 15, 2014
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Introduction – The Education Enigma Among all controversies of economic policy, the correlation of education being vital to the economic performance and investment in education, clearly helping cure...
Dec 15, 2014
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The Women's Reservation Bill or The Constitution (108th Amendment) Bill has been a political raw nerve for nearly a decade now. It has always triggered heated debates in Parliament and outside....
Dec 15, 2014
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Over the last few weeks, there has been a flurry of media reportage about the nexus among various stakeholders in the health care sector. Policymakers have been speaking out against doctors,...
Dec 11, 2014
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Legislative Introduction: “ To respect, protect and fulfil the right to equality before law and equal protection of law by imposing duties on the Central Government and the State Governments, to...
Nov 28, 2014
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It can be observed that the nuclear proliferation is the reason for conflict in the South Asian region, not only due to the nature of weapons, but the geography of the area in general, wherein the...
Nov 28, 2014
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As India moves towards SmartCities concept, Indian cities require a marked improvement in Solid Waste Management (SWM) to provide a clean and hygienic environment to city residents. By combining a...
Nov 25, 2014
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Based on differing estimation techniques employed by Indian Government, World Bank and UNDP, India had anywhere between 300 to 500 million poor people in the year 2010[i]. India’s subsidy budget...
Nov 19, 2014
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The draft Internet of Things (IoT) policy released by DeitY aims at IoT driven consumer and business actions based on intelligent industry solutions. Further, the launch of the Digital India Program...
Nov 19, 2014
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The e-Kranti (National e-Governance Plan 2.0) project of DeitY (Department of Electronics and Information Technology) is the latest effort taken by the government to augment and transform its e-...
Nov 18, 2014
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In our bid to get recognized as an economically stable business hub, we mustn’t forget the intrinsic problems that we face today. As the government tries to make India a cost effective and risk free...
Nov 17, 2014
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This Paper will raise more questions than give answers, and that is the whole purpose of penning down this paper – to generate discussion. I believe I have some credentials to pen down this paper, as...
Aug 25, 2014
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The national security landscape is changing all the time. Till a decade ago, the authorities were focused on dealing with complex, organised conspiracies. These kinds of threats are still around...
Aug 25, 2014
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The political upheaval that we all have witnessed recently also makes its case to do things differently and innovatively. Healthcare, for instance, is one of the fields where the new government...
May 22, 2014
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With the newly elected government led by Narendra Modi taking over, the IT fraternity in India, to begin with, expects significant development in creating a clear regulatory and policy framework...
May 21, 2014
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I. From Reforms to Innovation   "The first Department to Change within Government of India should be Department of Administrative Reforms” * --- A contributor at yahoo group India-egov In an era...
May 16, 2014
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It is said that majority of e-Governance projects are complete or partial failures. Only a fraction of projects are actually successful. Some projects are complete wasteful as in they engage...
May 11, 2014
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Mobility has become a ubiquitous part of our lives. The mobile phone has changed our lives in far more ways than we could have imagined two decades back. Recently, IDC has announced that the...
May 09, 2014
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With national elections around the corner and political parties spelling out their economic agendas, there has been renewed interest in the debate around stalled tax reforms in India. In the last few...
May 07, 2014
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I. Introduction  Integrated Government, [1] or iGov is evolving concept wherein an integrated approach to government is achieved. iGov is integration of services across federal, state, local...
May 07, 2014
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A couple of months ago, I was in South Block for a meeting at the Ministry of Defence. Security norms dictate leaving mobile and electronic devices at the checkpoint. Imagine my horror when I came...
May 07, 2014
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The debate on the introduction of genetically modified (GM) crops in India revolves around some of the fundamental concerns of our era: human and ecological health, food security, scientific freedom...
May 05, 2014
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The debilitating power outage that struck north and east India on 30th and 31st July is yet another reminder of the serious gaps in India’s infrastructure, and the potential for those gaps to hold...
May 05, 2014
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Affected by a growing fiscal deficit, steadily-increasing inflation and particularly dim predictions for economic growth, this year has not been looking very good for the Indian economy. The country'...
May 05, 2014
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From ‘estranged democracies’ to potentially ‘natural allies’, the India-US bilateral relationship has undergone a radical transmutation – one is hesitant to use the word transformation – over a fifty...
May 05, 2014
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Anyone who has been following the news in India over the past few months is familiar with the increasing use of ‘financial inclusion’ as one of the buzzwords in the UPA government’s welfare agenda....
May 05, 2014
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Last month, Government Technology (Governing magazine, USA's sister publication) released its 16th annual “Best of the Web” survey of state and local government websites. A panel of analysts and...
May 05, 2014
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MUMBAI, November 15: Good evening. I thank the organisers for inviting me. These are challenging times for the Indian economy, but I have dwelt on those near-term challenges elsewhere. Let me turn...
Nov 18, 2013
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India’s growth outlook remains muted. The animal spirits of entrepreneurs need to be rekindled as investor confidence is at an all-time low. Consumer price inflation rages at double-digit rates. What...
Nov 07, 2013
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The use of data to investigate and solve crime certainly isn't new: Crime mapping has been used by detectives since it was developed by an Italian geographer and a French mathematician in 1829. Today...
Nov 07, 2013
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BHUBANESHWAR, October 14 (Reuters): As the fiercest storm to hit India this century barreled across the Bay of Bengal last week, a local mandarin frantically worked the phones from his hot and humid...
Oct 15, 2013
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OCTOBER 10, 2013 Dr. Perkovich, Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Ladies and Gentlemen!    Thank you for the invitation to speak at one of the oldest and...
Oct 11, 2013
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If you tend to think IT projects overpromise and under-deliver, you’re not alone. At a June conference held by the Center for Digital Government -- the research arm of our sister publication,...
Oct 04, 2013
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OCTOBER 2013: It’s Friday afternoon on the far West Side of Chicago, and Barbara West, a petite, soft-spoken African-American woman, is out knocking on doors. West isn’t a salesman or solicitor; she’...
Oct 04, 2013
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