Free Press Vital for Strong Democracy

An independent media enjoys the freedom of expression and can influence public opinion in a democratic nation, but it should be equally responsible in discharging its duties, felt Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan. She stated that freedom of speech and expression are possible only in democracy and Parliamentary democracy can be achieved only with the…

Aadhaar enrolment made easy

Getting an Aadhaar card just became easier with the State government’s Centre for e-Governance teaming up with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to launch permanent Aadhaar enrolment centres in the State.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated the facility at MysoreOne, a citizen service centre, in Gokulam here on Wednesday.
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DeitY for adoption of open source software

The department of electronics and information technology (DeitY) has come up with a policy on adoption of open source software (OSS) for government of India. The key objective of the policy is to provide a framework for rapid and effective adoption of OSS; to ensure strategic control in e-governance applications and systems from a long…

Govt offices to go paperless soon

The State government is all set to go paperless with the much talked about e-office project. The National Informatics Centre (NIC) is developing the ‘e-office’ software with specifications required for the implementation of the project in the State. Though making government offices go paperless has been in the talks for over a decade, since S…