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Saturday, April 20, 2013

What is E GOVERNANCE ... E Governance in India - E Governance in Kerala: brief

E Governance in India-
The National e-Governance Plan of Indian Government seeks to lay the foundation and provide the impetus for long-term growth of e-Governance within the country. This section provides information on creation of the right governance and institutional mechanisms, setting up the core infrastructure and policies and implementation of a number of Mission Mode Projects at the Center, State and integrated service levels.
e-Governance in India has steadily evolved from computerization of Government Departments to initiatives that encapsulate the finer points of Governance, such as citizen centricity, service orientation and transparency. The National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), takes a holistic view of e-Governance initiatives across the country, integrating them into a collective vision and a shared cause. In this section we are highlighting the initiatives of the Central and State governments to bring public services closer to the citizens.
Central Initiatives
In India, the main thrust for e-Governance was provided by the launching of NICNET in 1987 – the national satellite-based computer network. This was followed by the launch of the District Information System of the National Informatics Centre (DISNIC) programme to computerise all district offices in the country for which free hardware and software was offered to the State Governments. NICNET was extended via the State capitals to all district headquarters by 1990. In the ensuing years, with ongoing computerization, teleconnectivity and internet connectivity established a large number of e-Governance initiatives, both at the Union and State levels.
The Central initiatives include:

States Initiatives

Several State Governments have taken various innovative steps to promote e-Governance and have drawn up a roadmap for IT implementation and delivery of services to the citizens online. The applications that have been implemented are targeted towards providing Government to Citizen (G2C), Government to Business (G2B) and Government to Government (G2G) services with emphasis on use of local language.
Every State has the flexibility of identifying up to five additional State-specific Mission Mode Projects (relevant for economic development within the State). In cases where Central Assistance is required, such inclusions are considered on the advice of the concerned Line Ministries/ Departments. States have MMPs on Agriculture, Commercial Taxes, e−District, Employment Exchange, Land Records, Municipalities, Gram Panchayats, Police, Road Transport, Treasuries, etc.

Kerala State IT Mission
Kerala State Information Technology Mission (KSITM) is a Society registered under the Travancore Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act (Act 12 of 1955). It is an autonomous nodal IT implementation agency for Department of Information Technology, Government of Kerala which provides managerial support to various initiatives of the Department.
Kerala State Wide Area Network (KSWAN)
The Government of Kerala has initiated major e-Governance programmes in various Departments, with the efforts showing results in the past few years. However, the actual results of the e-governance activities will gain more visibility and citizen focus only if many of the stand-alone systems created are properly networked and integrated. The Departments will not only have more efficient/transparent delivery mechanisms, but will also have updated information at all levels for monitoring, and more importantly for planning.

An answer to this, Kerala State Wide Area Network (KSWAN) is being setup as a backbone of the State Information Infrastructure (SII), connecting Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode, extending to 14 districts and 152 Blocks of the State. The network will also connect 1500 offices of Government Departments through Wireless and a larger number through Leased Lines and LAN. The infrastructure would support integration of a large number of G2G, G2C services in hand with the applications hosted in the State. The total estimated outlay for the project is Rs.78.7 Cr. Later it was revised as per contracted outlay to Rs.63 Crores, in which the DIT share is Rs.45.80 Cr and Rs.17.2 Cr as State Share.

An infrastructure like the State Wide Area Network supports integration of a large number of citizen services. For Departments like the Revenue, Registration, Rural Development, Civil Supplies, Police etc., KSWAN provides advantages like high degree of citizen interaction. In Departments like Taxes and Treasury, the revenue augmentation will be enormous. While the advantages of this kind of a mechanism is obvious for Government to Citizen transactions (referred to as G2C), Government to Business (G2B) and Government to Government (inter-department; referred to as G2G), serious issues pertaining to resources, technical standards and manageability will surface if individual departments were to implement their own networks.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The industrial unit near your residence is causing trouble to you.. Remedies

Obviously, the number of industries around us are increasing. Sometimes it may cause disturbance to you and your dear ones. What law can do? What are your legal rights?

The provisions under section 440 of Kerala Municipality Act, Section 233A of Kerala Panchayath Raj Act, Section 133 of Code of Criminal Procedure Code are the legal remedies available for preventing nuisance.
Petition can be lodged to concerned Sub Divisional Magistrate (RDO) against nuisance or imminent danger or annoyance. The RDO may pass any conditional order to abate the nuisance.
Petition can also file before the Secretary of the local body for abatement of nuisance. 
If there are issues of pollution under Environmental Protection Act, petitions can be lodged before the Pollution Control Boards to cancel the consent or not to renew the consent given to the industry.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013



Post Matric Scholarship Eligibility Details

Rate of ScholarshipAn amount equivalent to Admission and Course/Tuition Fee and Maintenance allowance, subjected to a maximum ceiling. See Instructions for details.
Eligibility Condition
ii. 11th Class/Technical/ Vocational Course of ITI/ITC Centres affiliated to NCVT.
iii. Course, other than those listed in under merit-cum-means scholarship scheme. The names of courses listed under Merit-cum-means scholarship are given in See Instructions for details.
b. Should belong to Minority Community (Muslim/ Christian/ Buddhists/ Sikh/ Zoroastrians or Parsis).
c. Should have secured not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous Board/ University Examination.
d. The Annual Family Income should not exceed Rs. 2 Lakhs.
e. Should not be availing any other Scholarship or Stipend.
Other Relevant Information
a. Candidate should have a Saving Bank account in State Bank of Travancore (SBT)/ State Bank of India (SBI) / Federal Bank/ South Indian Bank in her/his name. The candidate should be in possession of the Bank account Number and the Branch Code.
b. Scholarships will not be given to more than two students in a family.
c. The scholarships will be sanctioned in accordance with the criterion laid down by the Central Government.



What is AADHAAR?
AADHAAR is a 12 digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Government of India.This number will serve as a proof of identity and address, anywhere in India.
Any individual, irrespective of age and gender, who is a resident in India and satisfies the verification process laid down by the UIDAI can enroll for Aadhaar. Each individual needs to enroll only once which is free of cost. Each Aadhaar number will be unique to an individual and will remain valid for life. Aadhaar number will help you provide access to services like banking, mobile phone connections and other Govt and Non-Government services in due course.

The below link will direct you the official site of Government of Kerala.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

mobile tower- local bodies not to issue stop memo unnecessarily; such practice depreciated.

The local self government, Kerala has issued a circular pointing out the directions issued to the local bodies, not to issue stop memo for mobile towers, without any sufficient reason.

mobile tower -local bodies to follow the direction