Govt depts to share software code of e-governance apps

All the central ministries and departments will have to put in public domain the source code of software and applications developed by them, primarily for e-governance projects, to avoid duplication and cut costs. “The Government of India aims to make public the source code of various software applications/ components/ products as it may consider suitable…

A digital revolution is quietly under way

‘Brand India’ and ‘Digital India’ have captured the imagination of the people. Akodara, a tiny village in North Gujarat, is already on its way to making the government’s vision a reality. With a population of just 1,145, the village has introduced a digitised curriculum in school. Teachers use audio-video content and digital boards in the…

Backdrop of Section 66A

India’s IT boom, which started in the mid 90’s after the liberalization of Indian economy, was calling for an act which could look into its menace and provide the legal infrastructure to e-commerce of the developing economy of India. So, the Information Technology Act India was introduced in 2000. The act consisted of 94 sections…

Free, responsible media vital for democracy: LS Speaker

A free, responsible and diverse media are as vital to parliamentary democracy as democracy is for freedom of speech and expression and independent media can play crucial role in building and moulding public opinion which in turn influences the decision-making process, Speaker of Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan said while inaugurating the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference CPA)…

Independent, responsible media vital for democracy: L.S. Speaker

A free, responsible and diverse media is as vital to parliamentary democracy as democracy is for freedom of speech and expression. An independent media can play crucial role in building and moulding public opinion which in turn, influences decision-making process, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said while inaugurating the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference (CPAC) on…