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Assamee – LOCALIZATION of INDIAN LANGUAGES FUNDS SCAM and CORRUPTION by DIT/TDIL by forming RCILTS ?

Posted by egovindia on May 28, 2006

LOCALIZATION of INDIAN LANGUAGES FUNDS SCAM and CORRUPTION by DIT/TDIL by forming RCILTS ?

DIT, TDIL, CDAC and RCILTS are not responding to letters 

Right to Information Act 2005 applies to all of these RCILTS Centers and to DIT -TDIL .

Assamese,

Prof. Gautam Ba! rua
Department of computer Science and engineering,
Indian Institute of  Technology ( IIT ) ,

Guwahati  781 001(Assam)
Tel  0361-2690325 Extn. 2029, 2690321  28
(O),

2634121 (R)
E-mail
gb@iitg.ernet.in 
Website- www.iitg.ernet.in/rcilts   

Hello Mr. Gautam Barua,

Be patient. Answer to question. This is not an ABUSIVE email to you.

I am asking for information from you as an RCILTS of ASSAME LANGUAGE.

I can complain to Central Information Commissioner of your email and they will do the needful.

I never expected an email letter from you like this.

Citizen of INDIA has RIGHT to KNOW what is happenning. Your INSTITUTION is a PUBLIC AUTHORITY as per RIGHT to Information Act 2005.

You did not respond to my previous emails.

WHY YOU GET AGITATED NOW ?

We are asking what RCILTS have done in developing the LOCALIZATION of Languages.

If you had answered proerly in the first place for our emails,

nothing would have happenned like this.

YOU DID NOT DO IT, THAT IS WHY I NEEDED TO SEND EMAILS AFTER EMAILS.

This is not abusive. YOU THOUGHT WE WILL FORGET ABOUT THIS RCILTS.

As long as your institution got funding from DIT,

you better tells us what you have done with that funds?

BY getting ANGRY, you are going to make life miserable for RCILTS.

You think we will go away !!! NO chance.

Please provide all the information about your RCILTS.

Please appoint PIO for your institution and let me know about that.

Then I will ask that PIO to get information about RCILTS.

This has to be done according to Right to INFORMATION Act 2005.

Expecting a proper reply from you.

Thanks
Sincerely

V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA
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Gautam Barua <gb@iitg.ernet.in> wrote:

Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 09:48:54 +0530
From: Gautam Barua <gb@iitg.ernet.in>
To: Venkat Kumaraswamy <vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: LOCALIZATION of INDIAN LANGUAGES FUNDS SCAM and CORRUPTION by DIT/TDIL by forming RCILTS ? // DIT, TDIL, CDAC and RCILTS are not responding
to letters // Righet to Information Act 2005 applies to all of these RCILTS
Centers and to DIT / TDIL .

Mr. Kumaraswamy,
Please stop sending me these abusive mails making accusations left right and centre. Please visit the web sites to find out what has been done. Let me tell you we are all academics, and there has been no wrongdoing anywhere. Have we solved the problem of localisation? Of course not! It is a big issue and it will take years. Have we made some contributions? Yes we have. Could we have done more? Probably. It is very difficult to quantify goals and achievements in R&D work. Can we do more? Yes we can. We have applied for a second phase of funding, and we hope the Govt. of India provides the funds. "Whistle Blowers" like you will delay such funding. Are you trying to get part of the funding for some organisation you are involved with? I hope not.
Gautam Barua
IIT Guwahati

Venkat Kumaraswamy wrote:

E KAVI, e Gov India, India RTI, Judicial Reforms &

India Whistle Blower's Action Group

Facilitating Emergence of New India:

Based on Values of Transparency & Accountability, E Governance, Natural Justice, Human Rights and Human Dignity

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LOCALIZATION of LANGUAGES is an IMPORTANT ISSUE for all of us in INDIA.
DIT, RCILTS and TDIL have neglected this area !!
YOU ALL CAN SEE THIS from these letters.
Members of the eGovINDIA and INDIA RTI needs to act on this issue ! and expose the CORRUPTION and SCAM in this area.MAY 5th, 2005 Letter to DIT / TDIL / RCILTS // NO ANSWER //Is this what egovernance Secretary and Joint Secretary doing in INDIA.Joint Secretary of egovernance is worried about how he can promote NISG and his friends in NISG. He has not replied for any of the emails. It shows his negligence on what needs to be done in INDIA. IS HE FIT for the JOB ??Subject: What is the status of  FOURTEEN RCILTS-Resource Centre for Indian Language Technology Solutions FUNDED by TDIL ? Can we get update on this please !!
Date: 5/11/2005 9:15:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com
Reply To: 
To: secretary@mit.gov.in, jsegov@mit.gov.in, omvikas@mit.gov.in, sakumar@mit.gov.in, pchopra@mit.gov.in, slata@mit.gov.in, vkumar@mit.gov.in, mjain@mit.gov.in, schandra@mit.gov.in
CC: vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, novamed@aol.com, minister@mit.gov.in, mos@mit.gov.in
BCC: 
Sent on:   

Sent from the Internet (Details) 

Hello TDIL TEAM at DIT

You all must know the progress made by these FOURTEEN RCILTS Centers. You all know that each one of the Centeres got funded to the tune of 1 to 2 Crores. Some might be even more.

Conceived in the millennium year, The Resource Centre for Indian Language Technology Solutions, Indian Institute of T! echnology Guwahati, is one of fourteen such Centres, spread all over the country,  set up to provide information in various Indian Languages in Electronic form and make them available in native languages aiding the dissemination of information to the larger masses.

Funded by The Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India, this Centre concentrates on hosting information in Assamese and Manipuri, the official languages of the North-East Indian states of Assam and Manipur.

List of Resources Centres
 
Resource Centre
 Languages Associated With
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
 Hindi, Nepali
Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
 Marathi, Konkani
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
 Assamese, Manipuri
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
 Kannada, Sanskrit (Cognitive Models)
Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta
 Bengali
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
 Foreign Languages (Japanese, Chinese) & Sanskrit (Language Learning Systems)
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
 Telugu
Anna University, Chennai
 Tamil
MS University, Baroda
 Gujarati
Utkal University, Orissa 
 Oriya
Thapar Institute of Engg. & Tech., Patiala
 Punjabi
ER & DCI, Trivandrum
 Malayalam
CDAC, Pune
 Urdu, Sindhi, Kashmiri
_______________________________________
 
We would like to find out what are the positive things that are developed by these FOURTEEN centers in different languages that are being used by people of INDIA.
 
Did these centeres solve the problems of Localisation of Languages in INDIA ? What was the General Dir! ection given to these centeres when money was FUNDED to these centeres ?
 
Does the DIT has any signed documents o these FOURTEEN Centeres ? If YES, Can we have a copy of that please.
 
I hope I get reply for my questions about RCILTS.
 
Thanks
Sincerely
 
V. M. Kumaraswamy
___________________________
September 24th, 2005 Letter to DIT / TDIL / RCILTS // NO ANSWER //Is this what egovernance Secretary and Joint Secretary doing in INDIA.Subject: What are these RCILTS are doing now ? Can we get some information from each center please / ALSO fro TDIL TEAM/ We had written a letter to TDIL TEAM on May 11th, 2005 //
Date: 9/24/2005 5:53:18 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
From: vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com 
To: gb@iitg.ernet.in, bbc@isical.ac.in, sityash@satyam.net.in, rciltg@satyam.net.in, gslehal@mailcity.com, rmk@iitk.ac.in, njrao@mgmt.iisc.ernet.in, chairman@mgmt.iisc.ernet.in, ravi@erdcitvm.org, pb@cse.iitb.ernet.in, sangham1@rediffmail.com, gvs@jnuiv.ernet.in, gvs10@hotmail.com, rp@annauniv.edu, knmcs@uohyd.ernet.in, mdk@cdac.ernet.in
CC: minister@mit.gov.in, mos@mit.gov.in, secretary@mit.gov.in, jsegov@mit.gov.in, omvikas@mit.gov.in, sakumar@mit.gov.in, pchopra@mit.gov.in, slata@mit.gov.in, vkumar@mit.gov.in, mjain@mit.gov.in, schandra@mit.gov.in, vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, novamed@aol.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)
 
RCILTS means  Resource Centre for In! dian Language Technology Solutions
TDIL has 11 or 12 RCILTS for different LanguagesWhat is the status of  FOURTEEN RCILTS-Resource Centre for Indian Language Technology Solutions FUNDED by TDIL ? Can we get update on this please !!We have not received any reply from TDIL TEAM at GOI

We have not received any reply from TDIL TEAM for our email dated May 11th, 2005.


Assamese :

Prof. Gautam Ba! rua
Department of computer Science and engineering,
Indian Institute of  Technology ( IIT ) , Guwahati – 781 001(Assam)
Tel – 0361-2690325 Extn. 2029, 2690321 – 28 (O), 2634121 (R)
E-mail – gb@iitg.ernet.in 
Website-www.iitg.ernet.in/rcilts

Bangla  :  

Prof. B.B. Chaudhary,(CI)
Head, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Unit,
Indian Statistical Institute ( ISI ), Kolkata.
Tel-033-25778085, 25777694, 25775502, 25571927(R)
Fax-25776680, 25773035
E-mail- bbc@isical.ac.in 

Gujarati :

Prof. Sitansu Y. Mehta,
Department of Gujarati, Faculty of arts,
M.S. Univerdity of Baroda, Baroda-390002
Tel- 0265-2792959
E-mail- sityash@satyam.net.in/rciltg@satyam.net.in

Gurumukhi :  

Prof. G.S. Lehal
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Thapar Instiute of Engineering Technology
Deemed University, Patiala-147 001
Tel-0175-2393007
E-mail-gslehal@mailcity.com  

Hindi :    

Prof. R.M.K. Sinha
Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT ), Kanpur-208 016
Tel-2598570(R), 2597170(O)
Email-rmk@iitk.ac.in 
website- www.iitk.ac.in

Kannada :

Prof. N.J. Rao
Centre for Electronics Design and Technology(CEDT)
Indian Institute of Science ( IISc ), Bangalore-560 012
Tel-080-23092377(O), 23092378, 23092567
E-mail- njrao@mgmt.iisc.ernet.in /

chairman@mgmt.iisc.ernet.in 

Malayalam:

Shri.Ravindra Kumar
ER&DCI,Vellayambalam
Thiruvanantpuram 695033
Ph.0471-723333 Fax0471-331654
E-mail:ravi@erdcitvm.org
website-www.blonnet.com/2002/04/06/03hdline.htm

Marathi :

Prof. Pushpak Bhattachrya (CI)
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT ), Powai, Mumbai-400 076
Tel-022-25767718 (O), 25768718 / 25721955 (R)
Fax-022-25720290 / 25723480
E-mai- pb@cse.iitb.ernet.in  

Oriya :

Prof. (Ms) Sanghamitra Mohanty
Department of Computer Science & Appplication
Vanivihar, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar- 751004
Tel- 0674-2580216 (O), 2540868 (R)
Fax-0674-2581850
E-mail- sangham1@rediffmail.com
Webs! ite: www.rcilts-utkal.org

Sanskrit :

Prof. G.V. Singh
School of Computer and Systems sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University ( JNU ), New Mehruli road, New Delhi-110 067
Tel-011-26101895 (R) / 26107676
E-mail – gvs@jnuiv.ernet.in  /

gvs10@hotmail.com  

Tamil :  

Dr. T.V. Geetha
Co-Ordinator ( RC-ILTS-Tamil )
Sxchool of Computer Science & Engineering
Anna University, Chennai-600 025
Tel – 044 – 22351723
Fax – 044 – 22350397
E-mail – rp@annauniv.edu
website- www.ns.annauniv.ac.in

Telugu :  

Prof. K. Narayana Murthy
Department of Computer & Information Science
University of Hyderabad, P.O. Central University
Hyderabad – 500 046
Tel – 040-23010500 Extn. 4056(D),
                  23010064(O) , 23010374(R)
Fax – 040-23010120, 23010145
E-mail – knmcs@uohyd.ernet.in

Urdu :  

Shri M.D.Kulkarni
Center for Development of Advanced Computing ( CDAC)
Pune University, Ganesh Khind Road. Pune-411 007
Maharashtra
Tel – 020-25652461 / 79 / 83 / 84
Fax – 91-20-25657551
E-mail – mdk@cdac.ernet.in,

________________

NO RESPONSE from any one yet !!!
________________________________________________________________

TDILDr. Om Vikas
Sr. Director, DIT
Ministry of Communications & IT
Electronics Niketan
6, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi – 110 003
Tel.: +91-11-24363076
email: omvikas@mit.gov.in
CDAC NoidaSh. V N Shukla
Director (Sp. App.)
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
Anusandhan Bhawan,
C-56/1 Institutional Area,Sec- 62
Noida 201 307 U.P
Tel. +91-120-2402551/2/3/4/5
email: vnshukla@cdacnoida.in

____________________________________________________________

TDIL Team at DIT

Patron: Sh. Brijesh Kumar secretary@mit.gov.in
Adviser: Sh. R. Chandrashekhar jsegov@mit.gov.in
Om Vikas omvikas@mit.gov.in
S.A.Kumar sakumar@mit.gov.in
Pardeep Chopra pchopra@mit.gov.in
Swaran Lata slata@mit.gov.in
V.K.Sharma vkumar@mit.gov.in
Manoj Jain mjain@mit.gov.in
S.Chandra schandra@mit.gov.in

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TDIL-MCIT,GoI – Technology Development for Indian Languages, Government of Indiahttp://tdil.mit.gov.in/news.htm  Omvikas@mit.gov.inhttp://tdil.mit.gov.in/apr_2005.htmTransiting from catch-up to competitive phase ICT
is the enabling technology for productivity
enhancement and socioeconomic development.
There is sprawling digital divide between nations
basically due to non-affordability of IT appliances
and non-availab! ility of requisite computing facility –
fonts and software tools – in local languages.
Conscious efforts are being made through UNESCO
in this direction. Certain nations have also initiated
their own programmes to develop information
processing tools and applications in their languages.
India has taken a major initiative towards ensuring
ICT in local languages for rapid socio-economic
development and participation of people at large.
With this backdrop, the national mission on
‘Technology Development for Indian Languages’
promoted development of basic information
processing tools and linguistic resources for Indian
languages through academic and government
supported R&D institutions spread over the country.
There are 22 officially recognized languages and 11
scripts in vogue in India. One script may be used for
more than one language. Hence, India is a unique
country with multilingual, multi-script environment.
Although with her talented manpower, India has
emerged as pioneer in Information Technology, with
the ability, to handle turnkey projects from abroad at
lower cost, higher accuracy and at faster pace.
However, purchasing power as compared to
developed nations such as USA is 1/15. In India
illiteracy persist at about 34.6% and literacy in
English is less than 5%. This necessitates support
for R&D in the focused areas to develop basic
information processing technologies and
consolidating and packaging them in user friendly
form and releasing them to the masses for free-use.
This will greatly promote people’s participation in
the process of using this technology and developing
innovative products and services.
Besides, the activities towards preparing for knowledge based
society would be through the projects such as cross
lingual information access, mult! ilingual search,
voice-enabled query system, etc. Report on the
release of fonts and basic information processing
tools for Tamil and Hindi entails list of various tools
and linguistic resources being available for free use.
Similar releases will follow for other languages.
ELITEX-2005 showcased the multilingual products
and services under the theme “Grass root
applications using ICT”.
There is lot more in the open domain which needs to
be searched and integrated appropriately into user-friendly
tools/ products for free use in the multilingual environment.
UNESCO downloads covers the free downloadable software
on UNESCO website under different categories such as
Operating System, Digital Library, Development Tools,
Productivity Tools, Science, etc. Identification of such tools
and integrating them into user friendly products and services
for mass use in developing countries is desirable. Prof. R.K. Joshi,
highlights the issues about Font Designing and Font Technology
in the context of complex Indian scripts in great detail in the article
“Indian Language: Font Designing and Font Technology”. The
article on “Smart Fonts” discusses various issues related
to smart font such as what is Smart Fonts, what are different
smart font formats, what is Graphite, why was Graphite developed,
how is Graphite different from OpenType and other complex
script technologies? “LaTex” tool is a powerful macro-based
text formatter written by Donald Knuth, and is popular in the
scientific community. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the
communication and publication of scientific documents. This
is in open domain and can be used for multilingual publication.
The article on “Digital Library of India” describes various
activities like digitization of books, manuscripts, magazines,
journals, etc., and development of Digital Library! tools like
Cross-lingual Information Access, Multilingual Crawler, Multimodal
Interface for physically challenged, Automatic search Indexing
tools, Multimodal authoring tools, Text summarization, Folk
songs search and retrieval techniques undertaken at different
centres like CDAC Kolkata, IGNCA Delhi, IIIT Hyderabad,
IIIT Allahabad is covered. Greenstone: a suite of software for
building and distributing fully-searchable, metadata-driven digital
library, digital library collections, and features of ABBYY FineReader 7.0
Professional Edition, optical character recognition (OCR) system,
with high-recognition accuracy and format retention facility are
also described. These basic technologies will enhance IT applications
in local languages and facilitate the country transit from catch-up
phase into competitive phase.
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I request Members of eGovI! NDIA Group and INDIA RTI to take interest in this start writing email letters and phone calls to DIT, RCILTS in respective States, TDIL and others.

Also I request members to file for information using Right to Information Act 2005. We have provided some information for you to file the RTI Application. Any member can use this information and letters written by me to DIT, RCILTS and TDIL to file RTI Application.

I will authorize them to use these email letters and information for the benefit of our NATION. LOCALIZATION of LANGUAGES is an important issue for all of us.

If any of you need additional information on this, PLEASE write to me.

Thanks
Sincerely

V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA
eGovINDIA and INDIA RTI, Founder and Moderator


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