Should India ban US firms from e-gov projects?


Samir Sachdeva | September 17, 2010

The state of Ohio in the US had banned outsourcing by government departments to offshore locations like India. The US have also increased the H-1B and L1 visa fees which are highly sought after by Indian IT professionals to fund a $600 million programme to secure its border with Mexico.

The Indian IT and software association, NASSCOM, has called these moves as regressive steps and another IT association, Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC), has demanded that India should ban US companies from e-governance projects.

Several US-based companies like Accenture, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, HP, Intel, CISCO, AMD and Red Hat have benefitted from key e-governance projects in India. Accenture is also working on the prestigious unique identification project which has many security related issues as well.

Should India reciprocate Ohio's move and ban these companies from e-governance projects?



Other News

Listening to tomorrow: The imperative for youth-driven data in India

Over a decade and a half ago when I was still a student, millennials felt the burning need to break down the barriers of gatekeeping in traditional media. Young voices, brimming with ideas and opinions, were often sidelined, their perspectives deemed too marginal or unrefined for mainstream discourse. This

Israel-Palestine War: Lessons from Past Peace Efforts

Israel-Palestine War: Give Peace a Chance By Dr. Joseph K. Thomas IndiePress, 243 pages, Rs 399 T

How inner work helps subvert painful narratives

Unashamed By Neha Bhat HarperCollins, 240 pages, Rs 499   * How do I connect better with my partner? *&nbs

Heatwave spikes power demand: measures taken to ensure supply

The Northern Region has been experiencing high power demand conditions due to a prevailing heat wave since May 17. Despite these challenging conditions, the highest ever peak demand of 89 GW in the Northern Region was successfully met on June 17. This achievement was made possible by import

PM to release 17th installment of PM-KISAN at Varanasi on Tuesday

Prime minister Narendra Modi will release the 17th instalment of the PM-KISAN scheme on Tuesday at Varanasi and more than 9.26 crore farmers will receive the benefits amounting to over Rs.20,000 crore. The PM will also distribute the certificates to more than 30,000 SHGs trained as Krishi Sakhis to work as

Taming turbulence in Indian aviation

The booming Indian aviation industry, among the fastest growing sectors in the world, is projected to be valued at $40 billion by 2027. But, despite robust demand for air travel across the country, more than 50 airlines have closed down in the last decade in India and most private airlines have closed with

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Current Issue


Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter