‘E-vishleshak’ – a statistical software for better governance in Haryana

On the occasion of National Statistical Day, Haryana government has launched statistical software, e-vishleshak, to make their schemes more effective. Launching the software in Chandigarh, Finance and Planning Minister Capt Abhimanyu termed it as ‘Information Destination’ and said it was required for administrative and government work and entire data of various departments would be available…

Kannur’s achievements in e-governance in focus

The district’s achievements in e-governance and e-transaction will be the highlights of Digital India Week programmes to be launched on Wednesday. Along with the 9-point digital agenda being promoted as part of the programme, to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the district-level programme would also include events to celebrate the achievements of the…

Mobile One: Governance at your fingertips

An anganwadi worker in rural Karnataka can register her attendance through a service called Mobile One, which a software professional in Bengaluru can also use to pay electricity and water bills or book tickets. This innovation is not by a start-up but by the Karnataka government’s centre for e-governance, which pitches its mobile governance offering,…

Mission Kochi is ‘impossible’

The UDF-led Kochi corporation has hardly 45 days to complete their tenure in office. And the local body is making all ‘efforts’ to execute the projects listed in the Mission Kochi 15-08-15 programme. Even as the civic body desperately attempts to at least start all the 32 projects listed in the Mission Kochi programme, it’s…

Paid prioritization of content delivery against net neutrality, says DoT panel

Paid prioritization in the delivery of content over mobile devices has been found to be against net neutrality by a high-powered government committee, which has also censured Facebook’s controversial internet.org platform as it is seen to “extract value”, ostensibly in the name of public purpose. Paid prioritization includes specialized platforms where telecom operators provide greater…

David Friedman calls Net Neutrality a Bad Idea

Amidst the ongoing debate on Net Neutrality, India played host to world-famous Economist and Libertarian Theorist David D Friedman. A staunch advocate of free markets, Mr. Friedman was on a trip to India recently with talks in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. His main field of work has been market anarchist theory. This was also the subject…