Technology


The Untold Saga of Aadhaar

I sought an appointment with the prime minister and was due to meet him sometime in June 2009 at 1100 hrs. I met Montek and Isher over breakfast and sought their opinion. Both said, go for it. I was emboldened by this and when I met the PM, I told him that I want to do this project. He warmly agreed to my proposition and picked up the phone and spoke to Montek requesting him to close this before he leaves for St Petersburg.


21st Century Digital Bank

The consumers are now getting increasingly digitally enabled, information hungry and mobile. The role of a financial institution in consumers' lives is also changing. The companies that are adopting the new technology faster will remain ahead of the curve, says Kevin Pool


Process Re-Engineering must to Derive Benefits

Game scalability is going to be very critical - the need of the times is to pay more attention to process re-engineering, standardisation, collaboration and on new technology with cloud computing....


Time to Think Boldly

Having learnt from the experiences in the past seven years of National e-Governance Plan, the next phase should be to 'consolidate, refine, standardise...


Revitalising Agriculture:- Need for New Technology

There is an urgent need to move farmers away from chemical fertilisers, especially nitrate-based. Another essential step is to make rural financial outlets more pro-poor and farmer-friendly...


Aadhaar is a Win-Win For All

The Aadhaar-based identity authentication platform is a win-win for both the government and the people. The government obtains huge fiscal gains and the people higher degree of empowerment...


Pricing Natural Resources: Competition a Must for Success

Auction is a good way of discovering the market price of natural resources like spectrum. But there has to be enough competition for the auction to realise the true price...


Revolutionising the Trade Process Reforms

Information and Communication Technologies have been adopted aggressively by Indian Customs to expedite the processes leading to clearance of import and export cargo...

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