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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761933991
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/23/2005
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
PART ONE: THE ICT ROUTE TO DEVELOPMENT
State, ICT and Development - R K Bagga, Kenneth Keniston and Rohit Raj Mathur
The Indian Context
A Vision of Citizen-Centric E-Governance for India - A P J Abdul Kalam
Governance - Jayaprakash Narayan
Virtual to Real
ICT and Good Governance - E A S Sarma
Incentives for Good Governance - Sameer Sachdeva and Rohit Raj Mathur
PART TWO: CHALLENGES BEFORE THE STATE
Bridging the Digital Divide - Shyamal Ghosh
Options for India
Policy Issues in Bridging the Digital Divide - Kamal Kant Jaswal
Regulatory Framework to Facilitate Universal Connectivity in India - T H Chowdary
Cyber Law and Its Implementation in India - Pavan Duggal
Role of ICT in Minimizing Corruption in India - N Vittal
Technology and the Politics of Corruption - Paven Malhotra
Andhra Pradesh's CARD Experience
Organization 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 Governments
PART THREE: ICT INITIATIVES IN DEVELOPING INDIA
e Seva - Phani Kumar
Transforming Service Delivery to Citizens in Andhra Pradesh
Delivery of Civic Services Online - Sanjay Jaju
The Saukaryam Way
ICT for Rural Masses - Aruna Sundararajan
The Kerala Experience
PART FOUR: THE ROAD AHEAD
Agricultural Extension - V Balaji
Key Component in E-Governance Projects in India
Building ICT-Enabled Partnerships in Rural India - V V Rajsekhar
Of Social Capital and Financial Returns - Satyan Mishra and Amit Gurung
The Pain and Pleasure of Nurturing Drishtee
Promoting E-Government Through Partnerships - J Satyanarayana
ICT for Development - R K Bagga and Rohit Raj Mathur
Recommendations Emerging out of the Policy Environment in India
Index

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