Posts Categorized: Government

Karnataka’s governance app M-One to launch on December 8

The Karnataka government is fast-tracking its mobile governance application M-One, and is looking to launch on December 8, Bangalore Mirror reports. Through the new m-governance app users will have access to 637 government-to-citizens (G2C) mobile services from different departments and 3,644 business-to-consumer (B2C) services.

We will provide 100mbps broadband in every home – Chandrababu Naidu, CM, Andhra Pradesh

At the World Economic Forum yesterday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, appeared to make a pitch for fiber to home over wireless broadband, saying that while the central governments (both past and present) have been looking to connect panchayats (village governance council) with broadband connectivity, it won’t help. “Every house minimum 100 mbps we…

What India’s ITU Proposal may mean for Internet Governance – CIS India

by Geetha Hariharan Disclaimer: India’s Draft Resolution was discussed during the meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Internet-related Resolutions at the ITU Plenipot on the evening of November 1, 2014 (KST).After the discussion, India revised the text of the resolution, seeking to address concerns raised by ITU member states. The revised resolution may be found…

Government introduces FASTag to make toll collection easy

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways’ Electronic Toll Collection system called FASTag, which was launched last month, is now operational across 24 toll plazas on the Delhi-Mumbai highway. Earlier, the Ministry had launched a pilot project for the ETC system at 10 toll plazas between Mumbai (Charoti) and Ahmedabad.

Why India’s Proposal at the ITU is Troubling for Internet Freedom (Part 1) – CIS India

by Geetha Hariharan At the 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference (‘PP-14’ or ‘Plenipot’) of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), India has tabled a draft proposal on “ITU’s Role in Realising Secure Information Society”. The Draft Resolution identifies 3 security concerns with exchange of information and resource allocation on the Internet: