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Internet becomes vernacular with relaunch of e-bhasha

Computer literacy is often linked to the knowledge of English. With the launch of the e-bhasha project, the government is hoping to make the internet more accessible. The project aims at providing

NeGP: What change in funding implies for the key e-gov initiative

The budget 2015-16 has excluded from the list of centre-sponsored schemes eight programmes, including the national e-governance plan (NeGP), being overseen by the department of electronics and info

Govt to look at social media content to fine-tune policies

People’s voices matter in a democracy and soon this political dictum will move beyond the realm of rhetoric to become a reality. What can be seen as a clear attempt to establish a ‘deli

DeitY gets home ministry’s desperate call on national intelligence grid

Eight years after the Mumbai terrorist attack where 164 people were killed and over 300 injured, Indian government is struggling to integrate databases of intelligence agencies with those of railwa

All you need to know about DigiLocker

The new online repository for citizens holding Aadhaar cards seeks to “empower residents by providing them with Digital Locker on t

Digital India will touch, empower you

India, 10 years down the line, will be a country where every person will have access to broadband, and all public services will be delivered using mobile and broadband, for example tele-medicine an

Preparing India for Internet of Things

Technology has made life easy for all, be it a farmer or a corporate leader. Farmers in several states operate water pumps kept miles apart in the field through cell phones. A GSM-based controller

When machines and humans become one

Internet of Things (IoT) is here and rapidly evolving. It also has its far horizons that haven’t dawned upon us explicitly. If one looks at those areas with some foresight, it is clear that I

Vijay Shankar Madan will be new secretary of Deity

Vijay Shankar Madan, is likely to be appointed the new secretary of the department of electronics and information technology (DeitY). The 1981-batch IAS officer of AGMU cadre will replace R S Sharm

After DRDO, woman chief for NIC

The national informatics centre (NIC) will have woman director general. Neeta Verma, the deputy director general of the NIC, has been appointed as the head of the informatics centre, which is the t

Government services now just a click away!

Availing services from any government office is never an easy task. To avail just one service, a citizen has to wait in long queues, make multiple visits, file thick-layered forms and face the slug

Using data to improve social welfare schemes

Before taking over the reins of DeitY in February, Aruna Sharma was heading the department of panchayat and rural development in Madhya Pradesh. As secretary of DeitY, she is steering UIDAI and

Big Brothers will keep watching you

Five long years and several revisions later, the right to privacy bill is now wedged tightly between the department of personnel and training (DoPT) and the department of electronics and informatio

Time to walk the talk

A policy or a law has no utility unless it is implemented. Thanks to the sluggish execution, the national cyber security policy (NCSP), aimed at building a secure and resilient cyber space

Need to have software in Indian languages

Websites on the internet are normally in English, a language which Indians are not familiar with. The government is keen that stress is laid on Indian languages so that more and more people can use



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