‘Digital technologies empower individuals’

Digital technologies and practices are the instruments of empowerment to individuals in India and transforming the way businesses and services are being conducted and offered, said leading IT personalities and officials on Friday. At the panel discussion ‘Accelerating the Digital transition’ organised at the Global Exhibition on Services 2015 here, Kiran Karnik, chairman, CII National…

GOAL partners with Times Internet to drive growth in India

GOAL, a PERFORM group portal, today announces a strategic partnership with Times Internet, the largest Indian Digital Network, for delivering worldwide content. Through this partnership, Goal is set to continue its significant growth in India, leveraging Times Internet’s 100 million monthly unique users. Perform and Times Internet will collaborate in creating a unique blend of…

Greenpeace India gets civil society support

Condemning the government’s recent crackdown on Greenpeace India, civil society activists on Tuesday sent a protest letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, saying that in a country that has a history of standing up for social justice, ecological sustainability and the rights of the poor, such an act was “shameful”. The letter, endorsed by 182…

Section 66A judgment: A Pyrrhic victory?

The Supreme Court in its recent judgment struck down the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, bringing relief to millions using the virtual space on a daily basis. While the judges condemned Section 66A as a fetter to free speech, the judgment leaves a vacuum in the IT Act, leaving punishable offences…

‘E-Governance to bridge digital divide’

Jammu April 22 Describing e-Governance as the most effective tool in eliminating corruption and procedural delays from day-to-day administrative working, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today designated Information Technology (IT) Department as the servicing agency for rolling out online services in Housing, Power, Revenue, PHE and Transport departments for the benefit of the people in…

Preyashi presents Gaya model of e-PDS at Ahmedabad meet

Bandana Preyashi, IAS, on Friday presented the Gaya model of electronic public distribution system (e-PDS) at a conference of experts in best innovative practices in e-governance at Ahmedabad. The conference was organized at Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel Institute of Public Administration, Ahmedabad. Preyashi was selected for the presentation for her work during her tenure as…