E-governance project to be extended in Kozhikode

The state government’s e-governance project has received a shot in the arm in the district with the Kerala State IT Mission and Akshaya deciding to extend e-district facilities to more locations in Kozhikode in a couple of months. As part of the move, more number of Akshaya centres will be opened at different parts of…

Good response to e-governance project

Gone were the days when people spent time, money and energy for getting essential certificates such as income, community and nativity from the revenue department. Now, they get certificates within a week from the date of submitting details at the Common Service Centres, established in all Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) as part of e-governance…

Principal Secretaries, Collectors among 31 awardees

The government, on Wednesday, announced e-governance awards for its personnel and NGOs. The Science and Technology Department will give 31 awards in 10 categories for the year 2013-14. Along with cash, trophies and certificates will also be given. Rs-2 lakh award will be conferred on Labour Commissioner KC Gupta while Ujjain Collector Kavindra Kiyawat will…

CCI rejects complaint against CSC e-governance Services

The Competition Commission has rejected charges of abuse of dominant position by CSC e-governance Services India in market for providing electronic services under an initiative of the central government. CSC has the responsibility of monitoring a project related to Common Service Centre scheme, which is meant for providing various e-services at the village level. Read…

Home ministry wants to control e-integration of police stations, seeks funding from Centre

Having failed to persuade the finance ministry to reconsider transfer of the centrally-sponsored Crime & Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) scheme to the states, the Union home ministry has moved a Cabinet note seeking to reclaim the initiative that will electronically integrate the country’s nearly 15,000 police stations. Sources in the home ministry told TOI…

Health data of patients to be centralised

It will allow access to accurate health history for better diagnosis and treatment The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry is mulling over centralising medical history of patients for easy access of hospitals and laboratories through a new platform called the National eHealth Authority (NeHA). The initiative will allow healthcare professionals access to complete and…

Why I Fought Section 66A

Almost everyone uses the internet every day. Millions of people are tweeting, texting, liking, sharing, posting. Internet freedom affects every individual who has access to it, more so in today’s environment. That’s why freedom on the internet is so important. It is the one medium that is accessible and used by so many people. It…

The Net Neutrality Debate – II

The meaningless rules and regulations imposed on newcomers by the government gives more power to the incumbent player. Similarly, established ISPs will gain more power as the restrictions on the sector increase What is the motivation for ISPs to invest in better infrastructure to deliver video content if they cannot charge them differently? What is…