Volume 1 Issue 4
About seven decades after independence, India has not been able to provide its citizens, industry and businesses efficient and uninterrupted power. This does not augur well for a nation that aspires to sit on the big table of global economic superpowers. Indian power and energy sector, for long, has been bogged down by sub optimal planning, ineffective execution and massive pilferage of power because enforcing discipline has never been politically expedient. But if India has to successfully compete with China for global manufacturing slice, India must get its power and energy policy right.
After the 67 year of independence, India has witnessed the busiest Christmas holiday. The government came out with the plan that from this year, December 25th would be observed as the ‘Good Governance Day’. Ministers and bureaucrats observed the Christmas day as Good Governance Day. The Minister of Communication and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad launched many projects at function. Some of the key projects launched at the Good Governance Day were Time Stamping of Digital Signature, Integrated Indian Languages Virtual Keyboard for Android, PARAM Shavak (Super computer in box solution), .bharat domain in Gujarati and Bangla, e-launch of Support International Patent Protection in Electronics & IT scheme (SIP-EIT), Disbursements under Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme(M-SIPS), Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) disbursement, Gyansetu – an internet based real time ICT system to provide e-Services to the rural population of India, MTNL Apps for Android smart phones and e-Governance Competency Framework (e-GCF).