Digital Solution for Governance Science & Technology


  • Emphasis on developments and concerns, such as corporate governance, the information economy, the translation of science, technology and knowledge into innovation
  • The application of ICT at the center of governance discussions and a pivotal role of innovative ICT solutions towards Science & Technology


chair: Tushar Pandey, Country Head, YES Bank
Moderator: Vineeta Dixit, Principal Consultant, NeGP-DIT
Jury expert: Mahesh Venkateswaran, Principal- Innovation & Engagement NSDC

Dr. B. K. Murthy, E-SafeT
Dr. Rajendra Kumar, eSLA
Gaurav Singh, Unnathi POP Strategy
Munish Chandan, JK Pulse
Dr. Saurabh Gupta, Him Bhoomi
Suhag Oza, MAGIC
Mr. Mihir Vardhan, Dharnaksh
Ashwini Kumar, eDespatch
Abhishek Das, Onama

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Dr. B K Murthy, E-SafeT, e-Science and Technology :
“Devise to safeguard perishable items through technology”
There is a major problem in government agencies in Rajasthan pertaining to the lack of blood banks and moreover, even if there is the availability, it has to be requested 12 hours before, and many a times it is experienced of not being even utilized. It has also been realized that the transportation of medicines is difficult due to the temperature issues along with the delivery of medicines to areas of Rajasthan being a major problem, as many a times, the items are already perished by the time it reaches the stores/hospitals.E-SafeT is a device to records the locations and temperatures of the perishable items with the use of GPS tracking, time/location mapping and data analysis for identifying weak spots and temperature violations. The retrieved analysis shall assist the government to catch hold of the transport department on the violations experienced. Moreover, the quality degradation can also be checked. E-SafeT is a low cost device tapping on the blood quality during the transfer to blood bank centers through and efficient supply chain management. The data storage can be there for over 6 months for all the transfers. The additional sensors are also installed, such that the device not just identifies the perished items but also safeguards them from perishing through timely alerts.
The device has ensured the safe delivery of drugs to the patients, thereby impacting and benefitting 2.5 lakh patients every day. Various associations with HMIS organizations have been initiated for better integration and utilization of the devised technique.
Sh. Rajendra Kumar, e – SLA, e-Governance :
“Time bound delivery of government services”
Currently, a major concern in the government departments of the state emerging out is the indefinite delivery of services pertaining to the state government issues. Electronic Service Level Agreement has been launched as an initiative by the Department of IT, Government of Delhi, for timely disposal of services pertaining to the issues revolving around the state government.116 services are currently under the banner that calculates the delay in delivery and automatically tells the expected time of delivery of the service. The service also provides the feature for citizens enabling to claim on the compensation on the delay. The citizens are also entitled to know the status of the application and the compensation is giving without any inquiry and documentation. Incentives have also been arranged for the officials motivating timely delivery. In 2010, services in the government departments usually took 47 days. With the establishment of the e-SLA in 201, the delivery time slacked to 27 days and with a gradual improvement to 12 days by 2012. The Service is also recommended to implement more services and an active grievances cell.
Mr. Gaurav Singh, Unnathi PoP Strategy, e-Governance :
“Livelihood support to “poorest of the poor” households in rural areas” Unnathi PoP Strategy is an initiative to provide livelihood support to the “Poorest of Poor” households in rural areas.
Initially, Baseline data collections based on financial stability, loans etc. are mapped and the information is digitalized. Following this, marks are allocated to households based on vulnerability criteria and asset ownership with more marks for more productive assets and negative marking in a household with health issues, financial crisis, widow member, etc. The technique categorizes the households such that the households with least marks come on the top of list and such organizations are provided livelihood support. This involves providing of required assets to the households. The repayment is tracked through “Community Activists” that are selected from the PoP families only and are digitally trained. 1 CA is established per 100 households in the community.More than 40 lakh households in A.P. are aspired to be benefitted with the scheme. The data is made available on web; where at present, 52,000 habitants’ data is collected and digitalized. All this data is utilized and processed for providing livelihood services with a digitally improvised tapping mechanism in implementation of the progress. Assets to more than 1 lakh PoP families has been provided and 45,000 ration cards facilitated within the scheme, involving approximately 11,500 community activists from these PoP families are trained for repayment purposes.
The initiative shall also be associating with various organizations for assets management across various domains, targeting 1.5 lakh families for providing livelihood by the current financial year ends with all round support including food, clothing, shelter etc.
Munish Chandan, JK Pulse, e-Governance :
“Project Monitoring Tool for Border Area Development” For border area development, there has emerged a need for a monitoring device that is exclusive of connectivity issues and web based concerns, and favors real time information extraction and tracking for efficient functioning. Considering the related issues, Govt. of J & K has come out with a software oriented technology implied for optimum tracking and tracing of projects in border areas of J & K for time bound initiation and completion of activities.The Govt. of J & K have launched a mobile based application tool, supplemented with geo time stamping, and inspection tracking mechanism for the project monitoring in the sensitive areas of J & K. The Application has been developed such that there is no regular requirement of the internet connectivity. The applications stores the inspection details, status check, progress and execution time frames, and related concerns on the mobile temporarily, and all the inspections are synchronized with the central server on internet availability. The service has also been dashboard integrated to track on the number of inspections performed, and honored on a particular day. The inspections can also be searched based on some simple filtrations, and the reports corresponding to that particular inspection can be accessed.
The Govt. of J & K has carried out over 3000 inspections and aspires to get the application implemented in all 11 border areas
Dr. Saurabh Gupta, HimBhoomi, e-Governance :
“Integrating Land Records Computerization in Himachal Pradesh” The Government of Himachal Pradesh has implemented a systematic digitalized system for land records and registration in the state of Himachal Pradesh for an efficient management of the land records and documentations in the rural and urban areas of the state. The system is integrated with the legal bodies for investigation purposes and automatic documentation facility linked with digital registrations and ROR. The scheme is also helping the government in providing focused assistance to the farmers by locating the sources of irrigation for the farming lands.The entire database of land records is linked with UIDs, enabling an entire extraction of the individual’s details. The initiative has enabled a corruption free management of the land issues with a more transparent and vigilant tracking and management through the simplified processes.
Mr. Suhag Oza, MAGIC, e-Governance :
“Digitization of mining and geological processes” Mineral Administration Using Governance and ICT is an IT based solution in the Government of Gujarat for complete digitalization of the mining and geology processes in the state. The ILMS (Integrated Lease Management System) technique has aspired to digitize various manual tasks such as application for lease, payments, grievances, information dissemination, and tender notices to e-Payment, e-Return, online demand registration, web based royalty pass applications for effective and smooth carryout and maintenance The service has resulted in quite positive implications. With services that used to take a couple of days earlier, are now processed within 2 – 3 minutes
The service also visions to integrate
  1. GIS Based Mineral Administration
  • Surveillance and central control room set up
  • LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) Mapping based Survey
  • GPS enabled Vehicle Tracking
Mihir Vardhan, Dharnaksh, e-Governance :
“Digitization of Land Records through technological implementations”
Dharnaksh is an e-initiative by Goa Electronics that is a GIS based land record system with real time updates.The initiative has launched efforts towards a digitally signed record system with multiple service options such as application submission, status check, and online access to property records etc. The process is a no-cost, efficient system for obtaining information on land records with a high level alert mechanism integration to ascertain changes in property records with real time intimation to the owners along-with elimination of any kinds of manual checks.
Ashwini Kumar, E-Despatch, e-Governance :
“Effective and automated management of dispatching letters in government departments” There has been an urgent realization in unnecessary delay in issuing and dispatching of letters in the government offices. A delay has been often observed whenever a government official issues a letter for internal circulation and/or specific recipient.Realizing the importance of such letters and to cut on the delays, an automated mechanism for dispatching letters has been implemented, with the launch of an open and internal portal that takes care of the digitization and issuance of letters in government departments. The internal portal shall facilitate the internal circulation of important letter, while the open portal shall take care of the e-dispatch of letters within different organizations/departments or to the citizens. The portal is supplemented with the MIS technique for online catalogue of the letters, and search of documents through specific keywords. The citizens can access the open letters issued by the government departments online, thereby enabling a time saving and efficient mechanism.
The initiative has led to

  • Increased and easy reach of the letters to the recipients
  • Postal Cost savings
  • Time Saving
  • Paper Saving
  • Reduction in staff
Abhishek Das, Onama, e-Science and Technology :
“Importance of High Performance Computing in today’s education and research” Onama is an integrated software and hardware solution for high performance computing (HPC) technologies.The hardware is a high speed server whereas the software implemented is an open source serial with associated applications. The technique consists of various applications used in research and teaching activities in various educational domains.
The application aspires in production of HPC skilled manpower for technological companies and government sectors for optimum utilization of the high end technology.Panel Encouragements and Recommendations :

  1. With initiatives in the government and technological sectors, there has been a collective effort in bridging the gap between the administrator and the felicitator of the services.
  2. Community participation in governance is of utmost importance. The mindset from company and cooperative implementations should move to community based initiatives and community based implementations.
  3. Linkages between the community and private-public sectors should be established
  4. Knowledge sharing is the key and there is a need for technology and governance to blend themselves in an aggregate mix
  5. Replication of applications in various sectors of governance should be focused
  6. Research should be productized for effective utilization
  7. Efforts should be made from “E-Certificate” to No Certificate” through digital media
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