The issues surrounding e-governance in India are discussed in this volume.
Topics examined include: governance challenges and the pitfalls of ICT applications; citizen-centric governance; cyberlaws and their implementation; the role of ICT in combating corruption; technological and human readiness to make e-governance a reality; conceptualizing successful ICT projects for everyone; and ICT applications in agriculture and in harnessing social capital and ensuring financial returns.
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Table of Contents
PrefacePART ONE: THE ICT ROUTE TO DEVELOPMENTState, ICT and Development - R K Bagga, Kenneth Keniston and Rohit Raj Mathur The Indian ContextA Vision of Citizen-Centric E-Governance for India - A P J Abdul KalamGovernance - Jayaprakash Narayan Virtual to RealICT and Good Governance - E A S SarmaIncentives for Good Governance - Sameer Sachdeva and Rohit Raj MathurPART TWO: CHALLENGES BEFORE THE STATEBridging the Digital Divide - Shyamal Ghosh Options for IndiaPolicy Issues in Bridging the Digital Divide - Kamal Kant JaswalRegulatory Framework to Facilitate Universal Connectivity in India - T H ChowdaryCyber Law and Its Implementation in India - Pavan DuggalRole of ICT in Minimizing Corruption in India - N VittalTechnology and the Politics of Corruption - Paven Malhotra Andhra Pradesh's CARD ExperienceOrganization Process Documentation and Integration for E-Governance - V Prithviraj, S Gopinathan and K P Sunil Kumar Improve Internally to Serve Well Online - R K Bagga Critical Message for Digitizing GovernmentsPART THREE: ICT INITIATIVES IN DEVELOPING INDIAe Seva - Phani Kumar Transforming Service Delivery to Citizens in Andhra PradeshDelivery of Civic Services Online - Sanjay Jaju The Saukaryam WayICT for Rural Masses - Aruna Sundararajan The Kerala ExperiencePART FOUR: THE ROAD AHEADAgricultural Extension - V Balaji Key Component in E-Governance Projects in IndiaBuilding ICT-Enabled Partnerships in Rural India - V V RajsekharOf Social Capital and Financial Returns - Satyan Mishra and Amit Gurung The Pain and Pleasure of Nurturing DrishteePromoting E-Government Through Partnerships - J SatyanarayanaICT for Development - R K Bagga and Rohit Raj Mathur Recommendations Emerging out of the Policy Environment in IndiaIndex