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2 Government Initiatives in IT Empowerment of Common Masses,Service Delivery With specific Reference To NE Region and Industry Partnership Col AK Nath (Retd) Executive Director C-DAC Kolkata

3 IT Roadmap e-Government: Providing e-infrastructure for delivery of e-services. e-Industry: Promotion of electronics hardware manufacturing and IT-ITeS industry e-Innovation/R&D: Enabling creation of Innovation /R&D Infrastructure in emerging areas of ICT&E e-Learning: Providing support for development of e- Skills and Knowledge network e-Security: Securing Indias cyber space. e-Inclusion: Promoting the use of ICT for more inclusive growth.

4 Enabling Rural Transformation E-Government Social Inclusion Education Agriculture Tele-medicine Awareness

5 National e Governance Plan Mission mode projects Integrated projects Common Services Centers State Wide Area Network State Data Centers E-India Citizens Strategy Businesses International Entities Integrated Services Central Department / Ministries State Department Make allGovernment servicesaccessibletothe common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets and ensure efficiency, transparency & reliability of such services at affordable costs to realise the basic needs of the common man. Vision

6 Projects (27)Core & Infra Projects Central(9) Income Tax Central Excise Passports/Visa Immigration MCA 21 Unique ID (UID) Pensions e-Office Industry Initiative Banking Insurance State (11) Agriculture Land Records - I & II (NLRMP) Transport Treasuries Commercial Taxes Gram Panchayat Municipalities Police Employment Exchange e-District Integrated ( 7) e-BIZ EDI India Portal Common Service Centres NSDG e-Courts e-Procurement SDC CSC SWAN SSDG National e-Governance Plan

7 Front-end Delivery Outlets e-Kiosks : Above 100,000 CSCs Access to information G2G, G2C, B2C Services Public Private Partnership Service Procurement Model Uniform Geographical spread Common Services Centers: Vehicles of Inclusive Growth Strategic cornerstone of NeGP envisaging a 3-tier structure consisting of the CSC operator (Village Level Entrepreneur or VLE) the Service Centre Agency (SCA), that will be responsible for a division of CSCs and a State Designated Agency (SDA)

8 HP Punjab Uttarakhand Haryana UP AP Gujarat WB *Due to termination of SCAs in Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Uttarakhand around 4537 CSCs are reported to be non operational 70%100% (13) 50% 70% (4) Himachal Pradesh Punjab Haryana Uttar Pradesh Uttaranchal Bihar Gujarat Karnataka Tamil Nadu Andhra Pradesh Orissa West Bengal Rajasthan Karnataka Kerala Chattisgarh CHH Sikkim Arunachal Pradesh Puducherry TN BiH JHD MP Maharashtra Orissa ASMNGL MNP MGH TRIPURA 10% 50% (2 ) 10% (1) SCA Selected (1) Progress So Far (As on 30 th June 2011) Jammu Kashmir Chandigarh Goa MZR CSC rolled out 95,710 Daman and Diu Dadra & Nagar Haveli Lakshadweep Andaman & Nicobar Islands Under Discussion (2) Delhi 100% (12)

9 Issues in Service Delivery Air of Mystification about procedures Long Queues at delivery points Multiple Visits to Government Offices Outcome is in Suspense Gatekeepers at every turn Poor Quality of Service Service is a Mercy - not a Right Too many Intermediaries, Shortcuts Exception is the rule!

10 Challenges Of Public Service Delivery At Last Mile Last Mile Connectivity Backend Readiness Power back-up solutions Viability and Sustainability Issues

11 m-Governance Wider access to e-services key to high sustainable and inclusive growth Limited internet penetration – hence limited access to e-gov currently Mobiles enable anytime, anywhere access to and delivery of services – Bridging the last mile gap, no huge upfront investments, suited for rural areas Broadband penetration only mil., whereas mobiles mil., mil. in rural areas (as on ) Mobiles ideal for Govt. services, financial inclusion, micro credit, location (GPS) based services, etc. Huge potential for empowerment through mobile governance

12 Transactional Services on Mobiles Financial Services 1.Mobile payments (Bills, remittances) 2.Payment of fees for Government services 3.Operation of bank accounts 4.Micro-credit 5.Financial inclusion Public/Government Services 1.Submission of e-Gov applications 2.Delivery of services 3.Grievance Redressal 4.Disaster management (alerts, response) 5.Location based services (travel/route info, crime detection, disasters) 6.e-Authentication (UID)

13 E Inclusion Concept centered around involving people in the Information Society through facilitating access to and use of ICT. Objective - to achieve a truly inclusive Information Society by reducing the digital divide at home, at work, in education and in public provision through e-Government and e- Health services,e-Education, e-Agriculture, e- Business, etc.

14 E Inclusion e-Inclusion policies are aimed at: Removing barriers that prevent access to tools and services of the Information Society for people who –cannot afford ICT, –have functional restrictions –lack required skills, Avoiding exclusion, forms of which can be directly linked to ICT, including risks of social and economic deprivation among people who do not use ICT as more e-Services are established, Harnessing opportunities offered through ICT in order to support exclusion-prone communities in terms of better access to education and employment.

15 E Inclusion Exploiting ICT for the purposes of empowerment, motivation and networking among individuals and utilizing technologies that contribute towards the development of social capital. e-Inclusion policies - range of measures including legislation and regulation, institutional development, support and subsidy, and fiscal policy.

16 E Inclusion Current Strategy Private Sector Initiatives Ecosystem partnerships Digital empowerment through NGOs Consumer outreach and awareness

17 E Inclusion Spectrum Digital Inclusion Financial Inclusion Economic Inclusion Social Inclusion

18 E Inclusion Roadmap Formulation of policy on National e-Inclusion including:- –Human resource development –Organizational development Formulation of National e-Inclusion programme /action plan. Formulation of schemes relating to Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP), Tribal Sub Plan (TSP), Womens Component Plan (WCP). Formulation of Schemes/Project proposals for minorities and differently- abled. Establishment of R&D Centres on e-Inclusion.

19 E Inclusion Roadmap Set up Institutional and legal framework development,making legal and regulatory changes to enable organizations, institutions and agencies at all levels and in all sectors to enhance their capacities Implementation of targeted schemes namely SCSP, TSP,WCP, schemes for minorities and differently-abled. Implementation of World Bank Project on National Mission on Women Empowerment.


21 Speech-based Access for Agricultural Commodity Prices in Bengali Technology: Speech Recognition Computer Telephony Interface Telephony application to provide latest commodity price to farmers. System Features: Remote access via mobile or landline. Easy to use. Support Voice query and response 24 x 7 hr Automated Service Bi-lingual (Bangla & English) prompt for better usability. Get a phone, Dial (033)

22 Digital Library Initiatives Digitization & Microfilming of Rare materials available in Visva-Bharati Digital Library for North Eastern States (Content Creation, Storage and Access) Mega Center: Digital Library of India – 2 nd Phase Digitization & Retrieval system of Medical Records for Government of West Bengal The Portal for Visva Bharati The Digitisation works are in progress at Shanti Niketan, Visva Bharati. The Digitisation works are in progress at Birchandra State Central Library, Agartala, Tripura in NE India.

23 Computer Aided Design (CAD) Centre Computer Aided Design (CAD) Centre has been established with an aim to create innovative IT Based Design Development and Deployment for Carpet, Handloom and Handicraft products with up-gradation of Skills of the Weavers / Artisans with state-of-the art IT – based Tools & Techniques using simplest methodology so that they are e-enabled to respond to fast changing Global needs. The scheme has been proliferated in Birbhum & Bardhaman Dist of West Bengal, Sikkim, Manipur, Mizoram, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh & Tripura. To train existing Handloom, Carpentry, Woodwork, Carpets workers as master trainers To overcome limitation imposed by low / nil educational background. To create CAD infrastructure so that computer & plotter can be used to make designs. To create a pool of Motif Bank for fusion. Proposition :

24 Capacity Building Objective: Establishment of IT Based Resource Centres & E-Learning Software on IT literacy and Courseware for IT Awareness in Local Vernacular Languages, (i.e. in Nepali, Manipuri, Mizo etc.). Master Trainers creation for Teaching Functional IT for Sustainable Employment Generation in their respective Localities. Empowerment of grass-root people (Specially, women & SHG members) with IT Literacy by Master Trainers. Employment generation and also to support IT Enabled Services of Local Government like Data Entry and Management, Hardware Maintenance, Maintenance of E-Gov. activities & CSCs etc. Scheme has been successfully implemented in Nadia Dist of West Bengal, Sikkim, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura. More than 200 local youth SHG members already employed IT Skill based for Empowerment of Local Youth / SHGs of West Bengal & North Eastern Region of India.

25 Computer Aided Learning (CAL) Program, for Sarva Shiksha Mission Apart from addressing the technological and economic challenge in a large scale for the process of using computer as learning resource, the following stages have become imperative: Familiarizing the teachers with modern computer systems. Equipping the teachers with appropriate pedagogical techniques. Developing of appropriate teaching learning materials. Development of Educational Content Creation under Sarva Siksha Mission Program as per the Syllabus of School of Secondary Education Government of West Bengal. Approximately 802 teachers have been trained in various districts of West Bengal under this scheme

26 ( Concept Maps) Health Care Knowledge System

27 This Product is deployed in the following locations in India / aboard E-Nose Software for aroma Detection Tea Tasting Software E-Vision Software for Fermentation Some Applications of ENOVISION A.TRA, Tocklai, AssamI. KDHP, Munnar, B.Parry Agro Industries Ltd at ValparaiJ. Govt. Tea Factory, Tripura C.Malankara Tea Estate at Kottayam D.UPASI-TRF at Valparai K. IHBT, Palampur E.Harrison Malayalam Ltd, Coimbatore L. IIT, Kharagpur F. Lopchu Tea, Darjeeling In Abroad… G. Tezpur University, AssamA. JFK, Kenya H. TEMI Tea, Sikkim

28 E-TONGUE (Electronic Tea Tasting Instrument for Black Tea Quality Monitoring) Electronic Tongue is based on the voltammetric technique. It comprises of electrochemical cell, sensor array and appropriate pattern recognition software capable of recognizing simple or complex soluble non-volatile molecules which forms taste of a sample. Applications Areas Tea liquor quality analysis: Output: Tea Tasters like quality index (Taste Index). Rare earth elements detection etc. Voltammetry applies a potential to an electrode & measure the resulting current with a three-electrode system ( Working, Counter, Reference)

29 ANNADARPAN (A Machine Vision System For Rice Quality Analysis) An image processing based non-invasive, fast, reliable solution for online rice quality analysis based on its physical appearance Rice Grain Analyzer Grain size analysis: Extra long, Long, Medium, Short Defect detection/analysis: Broken:Percentage (%) Color defectPercentage (%) Shape analysis (Based on l/b ratio) Slender, Medium, Bold, Round


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