Identity management has for long been an important work area for governments and state-run enterprises; it has implications on their security and controls.
HP: Suparno Banerjee
Let's for example take some of the e-governance applications in India. A data model is built for NREGS for 25+ states; the challenge would be how to provision that? As one field or different disk groups? Or the passport application, the number of passport applications
HP: Prakash Krishnamoorthy
The 2004 Olympic Games attracted world-wide attention and media coverage of an unprecedented level, with two million visitors coming to witness the Games. All this took place at a time when the threat of international terrorism featured prominently.
Nelson Mandela couldn't have been more apt even in today's environment. Fifteen years later, the Prime Minister's observations are in a similar vein, if only focusing on India in particular.
HCL: Ajai Chowdhry
In its centenary year, 2006, Bank of India adopted 128 villages across the country to enable masses realize their true potential. Agriculture, Women Empowerment and Education, remained focus areas. Bank started E-enabled Financial Inclusion Scheme like 'Star Abhilasha' to extend banking services to the unbanked through issuance of biometric smart
Bank of India
After a lot of discussion and debate, the UID project is now moving forward. In mid- December, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) invited proposals from IT consulting companies for providing consultancy services to UIDAI for setting up of a Central ID Data Repository (CIDR) and selection
India with its large population base faces several challenges arising due to the duplication of individual identities.
There are significant and untapped opportunities to use technology better on behalf of citizens and communities. These include improved service planning, design and delivery, particularly to address the needs of disadvantaged groups and individuals.
If there is one sector in the country where everyone-policy-makers, the bureaucracy, the industry and the civil society-knows what the problems and what the solutions are, it is the power sector.
Recent developments in technology have transformed banking from the traditional brick-and-mortar infrastructure to a system supplemented by other channels like automated teller machines (ATM), credit/debit cards, internet banking, online money transfers, etc.
G C Chaturvedi
Micro-insurance has become a buzzword today, reaching out in ways not imagined earlier to the financially excluded. It has helped create awareness about savings and security-based instruments even amongst the not-so-literate and the financially weak.
While there can be no quarrel with this statement, the question is how is this to be done? And what forms of exclusion are most serious? As the 11th Plan document chapter on Inclusive Growth states, "A person is poor because her endowments of capital, land, labour and skills are meagre, and also because her access to public goods and services and natural resources is limited.