eGovernance in India

Improving eGovernance in INDIA

ALL CIC’s and Employees at 487 CIC’s write a short comment here and keep continuing.

Posted by egovindia on June 24, 2006

Hello Employees of 487 CIC's of NORTHEAST,

This will be used as SIGNATURE of all employees from 487 CIC's of NORTHEAST.

Make sure all write a one or two paragraph comment.

Let it be continuos. One after another.

egovindia Says:
June 24th, 2006 at 2:27 am e

eGovINDIA Group, requests Hon’ble Minister Sri Dayanidhi Maran and Government of INDIA to FUND 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST for FIVE more years. Also requesting to REGULARISE the JOBS of all emaployees at these CIC centers.

487 CIC’s are backbone to provide and deliver eGovernance to Doorstep in NORTHEAST INDIA.

487 CIC's has good INFRASTRUCTURE built up. It needs some more support from GoI.

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86 Responses to “ALL CIC’s and Employees at 487 CIC’s write a short comment here and keep continuing.”

  1. egovindia said

    Respected sir,

    CIC’s are working grass-rootlevel.Grass-root level people’s are collecting various information and Computer Education etc. So we requsted to respected sr. officer’s of NIC to contact all Ministers, Officials at State Level, Northeast Council, DONER and others to make the487 CIC’s has a FLAGSHIP OPERATION of eGovernance in INDIA and promote it’s.
    Regrads
    NAJIR HUSSAIN
    CIC,RUPAHI

  2. egovindia said

    Iqbal, CIC-Hailakandi writes on June 24th 2006

    With the initiation made by the Govt.,CIC is ready to execute
    E-Governances and its related services & processing Govt datas like

    1)providing Various Govermental-Forms,
    2)Disester Management Data .
    3)BPL Data.
    4)LRC Data.
    5)Distance Learning Facilities.
    6)Various Govermental Schemes,Agricultural Information & application of
    processing.
    7)Gazettes.
    8)State & National level Exam information & Results to the student.
    9)Bakizai Information.
    10)Brief Block Information preparation.(web-site).
    11)People are also using CICs to send E-Mails for their need with minimum charge.& many more. etc to be made easily available to the rural public (i.e atevery Block level) through the internet and also to utilise the centre for Socio-economic development of the local people.

    In the last 4 years the CICs have been able to provide the taste of Information Technology & its benefits to the Rural North East
    India,particularly Farmers community,student,Unemployed
    youth,Business Persons,Travellers ,Academic Scollers & various other
    community.

    In this North East, CICs approximately 1000 (one thousand)persons have
    been employed in the NE states.We all are working & trying our level best to provide quality Service to the Rural people & maintain the liaison in between the people in different community/different area & even different Govt.Departments also.

    We have been employed on a contractual basis for 5 Years. This makes our Future and the CIC very uncertain.

    We would appeal to the concerned authority in the greater interest of the People that CICs serve to adopt a long term view of the CIC & CIC personnel and accord it a permanent status.

    Kind Regards
    Iqbal
    CIC-Hailakandi

  3. egovindia said

    Debendra Hazarika, CIC Operator, Telahi, Lakhimpur WRITES:
    June 19th, 2006

    Dear Sir,

    Re: Hon’ble DC,Mokokchung, Nagaland’s Views on CIC and its future

    first of all we all the CIC Operators are gratfull to you for your
    valuable thoughts and approach to bring the CIC as a fruitfull and
    indespensable part of society.

    from the chair of a head of District administration(DC) if all the concern Distrcit try to boost the CICs to a permanent shape then hope it will bring all the possible socio-economic development to the most backward N-E states of India…..

    without government direct support it is difficult to keep stand the CICs in N-E states at the present time as the IT is in the infant stage in N-E compared to other part of India……

    I request you sir through this mail that suggest us to work jointly for a high IT soicity in N-E India through CIC….

    regards
    Debendra Hazarika
    CIC Operator, Telahi
    Lakhimpur

  4. egovindia said

    Vaskar N.Misra. WRITES:
    June 17th 2006

    To,
    The Deputy Commissioner,
    Abhishek Singh
    Mokokchung
    Nagaland.

    Respected Sir,
    Re: Hon’ble DC,Mokokchung, Nagaland’s Views on CIC and its future

    It is good luck to CIC and to CIC-Personal that still you are thinking
    positive for CIC.

    We are trying our outmost to survive and to revive the
    CIC.

    You have writely mentioned in your mail that without the Govt.
    support CIC can’t be run, though its costing is question.

    But Sir, if once The E-governance starts the people will also avail the best services from CIC and as such a minimum running cost can be mitigate, above all the service is the main thing, how the rural people will get the IT services at their door steps.

    regerding the maintanance of CIC the NET services will be continue through NIC and the Salary matter of CIC-Personal can also be mitigate if the Govt.

    think it broadly, the CIC may be used as a major revenue earning agencies. Moreover in the NE states the IT department is very new and can be absorbed to CIC operators on it.

    It is to mentioned here that CIC is moving gradually on its end part of agreement and it may be handedover to State Govt.

    but in last five years not even a single application has implimented in the CIC by the Govt.

    still we are trying but it is not sure when we will be success to impliment the so called E-governance.

    Once it starts we can dream for survivel. So, herewith requesting your goodself to take the necessary steps to impliment the projects at NE-States.

    We hope your favourable steps in this regard the CIC will be a major IT thrust in the North East States.

    Thanking you.

    Vaskar N.Misra.
    CIC-Operators,
    CIC-Lakhipur,
    Cachar, Assam.

  5. egovindia said

    Nekib Ahmed, CICO-Mathurapur WRITES:
    June 17th 2006

    Sir

    Re: Hon’ble DC,Mokokchung,Nagaland’s Views on CIC and its future

    We are very happy that you are put on your views regarding Community
    Information Centre(CIC). We hope you will guide the CIC and its Operator
    for better future.

    You point out about G2G service also. It is really needed for the
    administration and CIC has such type of set up to assists the
    administration. IT has unique system and spread all the block level of the North Eastern States and J&K.

    Sir we feel that GOI or States Government will give a permanent shape to
    CIC. It is mentionable that CIC brings the IT revolution in the rural area of the NE States and J&K. But it is also true that we cannot compare the IT scenario of NE with South Indian States. Government assistance is needed for Uplifting CIC and the IT revolution of the region.

    Sir it is also dilemma about the time frame of CIC i.e. Feb 2007.As per
    information, CIC set-up had inaugaurated on 17 th Feb,2007.GOI has been
    providing financial assistance for five years. According to that
    calculation, GOI will be giving financila assistance to July, 2007.

    We hope that your initiative will boost up us in near future

    Thanking You

    Nekib Ahmed
    CICO-Mathurapur

  6. egovindia said

    Col Sudhakar satpathy,Sena Medal(Retd) WROTE:
    JUne 20th 2006

    The hard ware,soft ware ,infrastructure & technical
    man power in the present CICs in NE & J & K could well
    be integrated into the national & state E-Governance
    project with necessary redesigning if necessary.Their
    grass root level experiences & learnings could be
    well utilised while planning for the e- governance
    structures at block & below levels.

    A well planned & executed integration plan could
    bring about huge financial savings in addition to
    utilising the services of the technical man power with
    five years experience in grass root level govt
    functions.

    Re- orientation & re- motivation may be required.

    Regards
    Sudhakar

    Col Sudhakar satpathy,Sena Medal(Retd)
    B-204,Sri Ram Vihar Apartment
    Nilakantha Nagar
    Nayapalli
    Bhubaneswar-751012(ORISSA)
    Tele-(0674)2421068
    Mob-9437031068

  7. egovindia said

    Pabitra Kr. Dutta., CICO – Golaghat North(Dergaon)Writes on:
    June 24th 2006

    Sir,

    Please find herewith my comment for your kind information and necessary
    action.

    The most conspicuous development in the globalization context has been
    the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) influx. It seems to have turned the world into a global village. Endless connectivity,
    interactive organizations, information sharing and infinite access have all become the new ICT buzz words. Good governance and a vibrant democracy are critical for human development.

    ICT has emerged as a key instrument for influencing the process of governance in various ways and in varying degrees from improving the current service delivery strategies to bringing about innovations in the mechanisms and nature of service.

    Hence, the developing world is gradually catching up with the technological advancement to solve its socio-economic problems.

    The ICT applications in their goals of fostering a country’s
    development, basically aim at:

    • Providing decision support to administration for improved
    planning,implementation and monitoring of development
    programmes

    • Improving citizen-administration interface and public service
    delivery

    • Empowering citizens to access information and knowledge

    • Bringing in transparency in service delivery and information sharing

    • Highlighting key issues such as project justification, multiple
    service centres, and sustained training in planning and
    implementing ICT applications.

    • Enhancing the accountability of governance mechanisms; and

    • Sustaining the development of human resources towards the use of ICT “India lives in villages” said the Father of the Nation, Mahatma
    Gandhi. With 1,000 million people and 180 million households, India is one of the biggest growing economies in the world. With the advent of the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) revolution, India and its villages are slowly but steadily getting connected to the cities of the nation and the world beyond.

    Owing to the late Rajiv Gandhi, India is now a powerful knowledge economy, and though India may have been slow to start, it certainly has caught up with the West and is ahead in important respects. The Government, the corporate sector, NGOs and educational institutions have supported rural development by encouraging digital libraries, e-business, e-learning and e-governance.

    The location in difficult hilly terrain and remoteness are the main
    reasons for the North East being less developed as compared to other
    parts of India. The lack of a strong communication infrastructure is also a drawback. In today’s era where information is available at the click of a button, an efficient communication infrastructure is a must for sustained growth and development.

    Thus, CICs are playing a vital role in facilitating communication and
    information exchange. They are using technology to its best capacity to
    improve the lives of the people here and now CIC is going to be so
    called FRIENDS (Fast, Reliable, Instant, Efficient, and Network for
    Disbursement of Services) for North Eastern India.

    Yours Faithfully,

    Pabitra Kr. Dutta
    CICO – Golaghat North(Dergaon)

  8. egovindia said

    Udayan Hazarika WROTE ON:
    June 19th 2006

    Hi All,

    This is Udayan Hazarika greets all of you to participating in bringing-up ICT service in North East. Information Technology (IT) is now an indispensable object for development a society. CIC has been fulfilling this need in the North Eastern region. I feel this as a close associate of CIC. From very beginning I have a habit to visit CIC and take its utility. Lots of things have in my notice.

    CIC has been setup in the year 2002 of 17 th august with the financial assistance of GOI. This is a real good move of GOI to take care of North Eastern region which always feels that GOI has neglected this part of the country.

    GOI has initially providing financial assistance to the year 2007 17th august (according to MOU), but after that? Many close watcher and associates of CIC express their views regarding future of CIC.

    V.Kumarswamy-the e-governance group moderator, Nomita Das, Abhishek Singh -the DC of Mokokchung District,Nagaland etc are some prominent viewer.

    Among of them, V.Kumaraswamy has point out about job regularization of CIC in his view.

    Abhishek Singh has point out to extending the financial assistance of GOI. As a Dc he feels that less density is the also one point of less user of CIC.

    Personally I feel that CIC makes a habit in the rural area to involving with IT scenario and it is a big developing matter of the region. But we should not evaluate it from monetary corner. We should accept it a rural development process. Basically large people of the rural area are in below poverty line.

    According to the 5th economic census of Assam, 67.88% people of rural area in Assam are in below poverty line. So, rural people cannot ready to pay for the service as a commercial pattern.

    According to the fifth economic census (year 2005) of Assam, 53.9% population is unemployed out of total literate population. It is a dangerous track for Assam. I think CIC can help to reduce it, but for that GOI and respective State Governments should take positive decision. The Operators who associate with the CIC since inception are now in indecisive. They cannot know about their future and it is real injustice of them and it should not happen in the country like India

    So Personally

    I request the GOI and State Governments to regularize the job of CIC Operators and for that formulate a right decision.

    Secondly GOI and State Governments have utilized the CIC as a rural development process.

    Thirdly, creating more employment under CIC. Fourthly GOI and States Governments should giving importance to popularize it.

    Hope CIC is working as a lead government agency for development process in near future and all of us to watch closely for it.

    Udayan Hazarika

  9. egovindia said

    Udayan Hazarika WROTE:

    CIC- A HOPE OF NORTH EAST

  10. egovindia said

    Abhishek Singh., DC Mokokchung., Nagaland WROTE:
    June 17th 2006

    A Primer on CIC Project in Assam

    I agree with your observations regarding CICs. As a Deputy Commissioner in Nagaland, I am associated very closely with the functioning of CICs. I have 5 CIC centres at the block headquarters in my district. Connectivity is good. Internet access is fine. What is lacking is that we are still in the process of putting data and information that is relevant to citizens and once that is done, the CICs will be used more by people. Till then it is not possible to make them financially viable and so they face an uncertain future beyond Feb 2007. State Governments will find it difficult to take over them as salary and establishment costs will be quite high. May be GoI support is warranted for at least a couple of more years. Unfortunately, major share of IT investment lands in AP, Karnataka, TN etc and NE gets left out. Broadband, SWAN are a must now. CICs are useful not only for G2C exchange of information but also for G2G. In mokokchung I am trying to evolve CICs on the lines of E Seva centres of AP and Bangalore 1 centers but the volumes of transactions is quite less mainly because of less population densities. Anyways, would welcome ideas and suggestions on how to revive them

    Abhishek Singh
    DC Mokokchung
    Nagaland

  11. egovindia said

    On 6/14/06, nomita das wrote:

    A Primer on CIC Project in Assam

    This brief report is in two parts.

    Part 1

    My trip to Assam in May was interesting and useful. Prior to my visit I had been independently studying the CIC (Community Information Centre) project established by the National Informatics Centre (NIC). There are 487 of such centres in the North East and 219 in Assam. My research included information collection from field CIC staff or CIC Operators as they are called. They are responsible for the everyday running of the CICs. Others who helped me with my research were District Informatic Officers who are employees of the NIC. My primary modes of data collection were emails, a dedicated yahoo group and an online survey that I conducted. Over a period of four months I familiarised myself with the various facets of the CIC project in Assam, trying to understand the real problems and issues around this much lauded but neglected unique infrastructure enjoyed by only two regions of the country- J&K and the North East.

    There is only so much one can learn remotely. So I decided to pay my ‘informers’ a visit in early May. My agenda was phased into two parts. Firstly, to meet with CIC/NIC staff who I had been corresponding with,and secondly,to meet with State level officials responsible for the planning, implementation and administration of the project. I called a meeting in Guwahati, Assam. The timing was problematic, Assam was gripped in the fervour of State elections and CIC staff were caught up in them working round the clock in the electronic collection, feeding and dissemination of results from the various polling stations around the state. Another example of the utility value of the CICs. Therefore, I was appreciative of the number of people who turned up for the meeting. It was nice to put faces to names including new names, more CIC Operators and technical staff from NIC, including the President of the All Assam CIC Employees Association. I was also glad that special invitee Bano Haralu, Senior Special Correspondent NDTV, was also present. My premise for inviting Bano was to get a major national TV channel interested in a unique developmental issue in the otherwise mainstream media shunned NE.

    The meeting lasted for a good three hours and involved an indepth, open discussion on various facets of the CIC project in Assam:

    1. Current CIC status- Perceived usefullness
    2. Problems/Issues- CIC staff issues,communication problems with concerned authorities, running costs of CICs,disparities in service levels,infrastructure and technical problems, sustainability of project beyond 2007
    3. Proper utilisation of CICs- current service offerings, suggestions on new and improved services, potential to emerge as both knowledge and service hubs
    3. Future of CICs- short-term and long-term goals.

    All in all, the discussions revealed two important themes around the CIC project. There exists a sense of helplessness and isolation among advocates of the project in the face of the response or lack thereof from the state gvernment. This is a result of a complete absence of communication between the government and personnel on the ground. In the last five years since the inception of the project, the government had not shown an iota of interest in establishing a formal system of studying, monitoring and improving the project. This may be due to two reasons. With a fledgling IT department, it may be safe to assume that there were problems in understanding the concept behind the CICs or ICTs for development on the whole. There is no doubt that a project of this scale and magnitude will have to have government backing. Most times, this boils down to the interest of one individual, agency, body or organisation. Personally, I do not think there was anybody internally or from the outside who had the interest or the knowledge to make the government sit up and take notice of the CIC project. The sustainability of the CIC project come February 2007 and the subsequent regularisation of CIC staff jobs is the foremost issue needing attention. CIC personnel made desperate attempts to be heard by writing to local MLAs, MPs, Disctrict Commissioners, all the way up to the President of India. They also posted their grievances on various online chat groups. At best they found a sympathetic ear, and a whole lot of opinions.

    For the full report click here http://i-quench.org/edevelopment/index.php/a-primer-on-cic-project-in-assam/


    Nomita Das
    Email- nomitad@gmail.com
    Weblog- http://i-quench.org/edevelopment/
    Guest book- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ICTs_edevelopment_India/

  12. egovindia said

    Dear Sir (Mr. Abhishek Singh, DC Mokokchung, Nagaland)

    Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 23:37:48 -0700 (PDT)
    Re: [eGovINDIA] A Primer on CIC Project in Assam

    Its really pleasant to hear about the efforts that you
    are putting in get the CICs project to succeed.

    From my hands-on experience with couple of citizen
    services delivery centres proejects in India, enclosed
    are few suggestions

    – The usage of any CIC shoudn’t be limited to
    Information or Services dessimination from Government.
    This will only create one-way traffic and hence lower
    number of transactions

    Integrate CICs with
    a) Telemedicine Solution
    b) eLearning Solution
    c) Agriculture Extensions
    d) Disaster Recovery Cells
    e) Public Grievance Systems
    f) Public Radio System
    g) Use it as Post Office (ePost)
    h) Use it for complaints register (Police integration)
    i) Employment exchange integration
    j) Crop insurance companies
    k) Fertilizer firms
    l) Microfinancing companies
    m) Tie-up with a Telebrands firm to promote their
    products and sell them

    The idea is to design a business model which has got 3
    angles to it
    – Government Services – Mandatory to be provided
    – Social Services – to be built in over a period of
    time
    – Commercial Services – for the financial viability fo
    the centre.

    In the absence of any solid finacial model for CICs it
    will not be able to sustain on its own.

    And personally i am completely against charging extra
    money from citizens for the government services. It
    is the duty of the government office to provide the
    service. The failure of the government machinery to
    provide serivces on time and without corruption and
    red tapism should not and cannot lead to over burden
    on the citizens.

    Its really unfortunate with any government body says
    that their citizen services centre project is a great
    success where they are charging service charges from
    citizens. In fact it is sheer failure of that
    government to provide good services and hence citizens
    are ending up paying extra money. Taking this view
    eSeva is a success for CMS & Ram Informatics but
    failure of GoAP machinery.

    Therefore my suggestion is to take a step by step
    approach. Please
    a) Organize a Participatory Rural Appraisal to
    understand the needs of ur people in the district.
    Prioritize them
    b) Identify the services requirement and categorize
    them
    c) Add all the peripheral commercial services to every
    priority need item. e.g. if the high priorty need is
    information about higher education.
    Government Free Services: Information services about
    universities/ colleges/ streams etc.
    Commercial Services: Get NIIT/ Aptech/ TCS/ MBA
    institutions etc to participate and promote their
    services and CIC to charge for it (again not from the
    citizens but from the agencies)
    d) Prepare a financial model with equal focus on
    government services, social welfare services and
    commercial services

    Most important get 2 nominees from each tehsil/ taluk
    as a citizen representative for this project and
    involve them end-to-end.

    A citizen buy-in is required to get success in
    projects like this.

    Last but not the least…use the power of Radio and
    local television to create awareness.

    Sir, I am sure you must have already looked into most
    of it but thought of writing about all my thoughts.

    Thanks & Regards

    nsninfo@yahoo.com

  13. egovindia said

    cic operators., cic samba WROTE
    Sat, 17 Jun 2006 12:24:59 +0530 (IST)
    Re: [eGovINDIA] A Primer on CIC Project in Assam

    respected sir,(Mr. Abhishek Singh, DC Mokokchung, Nagaland)

    good afternoon sir we are cic operators from cic samba , district
    jammu , jammu and kashmir. sir we have read your detailed report
    about research on cic project in the state of assam and we
    heartly appreciate your efforts in bringing the cic project in
    limelight by conducting number of surveys and holding multiple
    meetings with cic staff, assam govt officials , nic officials and
    others who are directly or indirectly connected with the cic
    ptoject. sir we people too have to face the similar problems being
    faced by the cic staff in north east. it is very surprising since
    the govt of india had spend such a large amount for cics in north
    east and j&k , but they have no plan for the future of cic staff
    and cics . if they had no plan for cic future then why they had
    started such a project.now cic operators have almost spend 4to 5
    years in respective cics and till now they are uncertain about
    their future. govt should take cics seriously. these are hub for
    information at block level and govt could use it for many other
    purposes as well leading to e- goverance. they have got such an
    excellent machinery at block level then why they are not using it
    properly. we in j&k are also very uncertain about our future. most
    of the cic operators in cics in j&k are MCA,B.E people , all are
    technical people then why govt is exploiting us and we should be
    regularise and give us technical scales . sir it is our request
    pls do something for the future of cicos of j&j state as well.

    cic operators
    cic samba

  14. egovindia said

    GRAMSAT operators., Orissa WROTE:

    Sat, 17 Jun 2006 13:52:54 +0530 (IST)

    Re: [eGovINDIA] A Primer on CIC Project in Assam

    respected sir,
    (Mr. Abhishek Singh, DC Mokokchung, Nagaland)

    good afternoon sir we are GRAMSAT operators from GRAMSAT district
    Orissa. sir we people too have to face the similar problems being
    faced by the cic staff in north east.

    it is very surprising since the govt of india had spend such a large amount for GRAMSAT in Orissa , but they have no plan for the future of GRAMSAT staff.

    if they had no plan for GRAMSAT future then why they had
    started such a project.

    now GRAMSAT operators have almost spend 3to 4 years in respective GRAMSATs and till now they are uncertain about their future.

    govt should take GRAMSATs seriously. these are hub for information at block level and govt could use it for many other purposes as well leading to e- goverance.

    they have got such an excellent machinery at block level then why they are not using it properly. we in Orissa are also very uncertain about our future.

    most of the GRAMSAT operators in GRAMSAT s in Orissa are MCA,B.E people , all are technical people then why govt is exploiting us and we should be regularise and give us technical scales .

    sir it is our request pls do something for the future of GRAMSAT s of Orissa state as well.

    GRAMSAT operators
    Orissa

  15. egovindia said

    Venkat Kumaraswamy wrote:

    Wed, 31 May 2006 15:22:46 -0700 (PDT)

    DIT – MIT needs to fund 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST and pay the Salaries on regular basis // Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] ” MISSION NEKAC 2007 ” – North East KNOWLEDGE Assistance CENTERS “NEKAC”and promote !!!

    eGovINDIA, eGovNORTHEAST, IndiaRTI,
    E KAVI,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

    ===============================================

    April 2nd 2006

    TO: DIT and NIC, New Delhi
    and
    NORTHEAST STATES MINISTRY
    DONER, NEC, Resident Commissioners,

    This Mr. V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA. in business since 1971. Founder and Moderator of India’s largest e-governance yahoogroup under the title eGovINDIA. You can reach this group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA

    eGovINDIA is a group dedicated to promoting true e-governance in India, consisting of members from all walks of life from within INDIA and the World over. Many State Ministers and senior bureaucrats of India are members of this group. We do have lawyers, social activists, freelance writers and journalists in the group. The group is meant for serious activists only. Casual members are not allowed to join the group. The group is also moderated by an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer. As on date, the group has more than 3000 members.

    The focus of this group is true e-governance and use of open source technology in e-governance. The members of this forum have a passion to see a truly e-governed India, resulting in transparency and easy access to government services by the common man, notably the depressed class people (so called untouchables), women and people living in far flung and difficult areas of India.

    The CIC (Community Information Centre) project was started under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) and was launched in August, 2002 with the help of State Government for extending ICT services to the rural people of the NE Region. The 487 CIC’s in the 8 North Eastern States including Sikkim.

    These 487 CIC’s can become North East Knowledge Assistance Centers “NEKAC”. This should be done to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our Independence. On this occassion please regularize the jobs of all employees working at all these CIC’s.

    NE Knowledge AssistanceCentre “NEKAC” has potential to assist the States and Central Government to get data from the villages. For example, the States acquire data from the village health centres and then transmit the same to government of India.

    Every CIC is well equipped with Good Infrastructure including one Server machine, five Client system, VSAT connectivity , two UPS (1KVA & 2KVA), one Laser Printer, one Dot Matrix Printer, one Web Camera, one TV with IRU (for video broadcasting) and are run by two Skilled Person.

    CICs are already there in each Block of the District with Govt. provided infrastructure and man power, the CICs can cater to the peoples need in a batter manner than an NGO and also to the Govt�s effort proper implementation of the e-governance program.

    These 487 CIC’s can be used to develop IT Awareness among the masses and pace with the rest of the world like other states of India such as Karnataka where the people are already getting benefits from the projects like BHOOMI. These 487 CIC’s should be a part any e-governance program of NORTHEAST and in taking each district in NORTHEAST ahead in this process and in becoming a knowledge power as envisioned in the planning commission�s INDIA VISION 2020 document.

    CIC’s have been providing services and facilities under following categories:-

    Rural Cyber Cafe.
    Computer Training Program
    Online PAN & TAN Card Services.
    IT support to the Government. (BPL Data Entry, Election Duty.)
    Distance Education.
    Public Oriented Service.
    Online Information Regarding Health, Education, Banking, Railway Reservation & Enquiry.
    �ASHA farmers� registration. (to facilitated versatile information of agriculture)
    Unemployed Youth Registration.
    Regular Weather Report.
    Public Distribution Report.
    Market Price Information of Agricultural Commodity.
    Digital Photography.
    Online Conference.
    Software and Web page Development
    Income Certificates for cultivators/farmers

    Income Certificate for services holders
    Land holding certificates
    Certificate copy of Electroal roll
    PRC for Higher Education

    Delivering E- Governance Service through CIC:-

    Delivering E- Governance may be defined as delivery of Govt. Services and Information to the Public using Electronic means. Using IT in Government Services is an efficient speedy and transparent process for disseminating Information to the public and other agencies and for performing Govt. Administration Activities.

    CIC’s are in rural remote areas of NE Region. The facility of Satellite based Communication System of CIC’s help remote masses in various respects of IT development. After completion of this project, the Ultimate Rural Masses are going to suffer.

    By the services of CIC’s the IT knowledge is gradually developing among rural masses. They are getting Internet services in a minimal cost.
    The reliable Internet Communication System through VSAT, help students to collect their Information about various examination, results, education information, career guidance, downloading various forms etc.
    Now through ASHA Service farmer registration and unemployed youth registration brings a great revolution among the rural people in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Pisci Culture and Business Marketing. They are getting every day market price list in CIC.

    All Operators have been served in fix pay since inception of this project. Operators are dedicating their most vital part of life in this job for bringing the IT to the Rural masses. The value of commodities and services has been increased for the last three years. So we on behalf of all CIC Operators would like to request our government through you to give us some incentive from state Govt. as DA / Security of Livelihood. It will give us really encourage doing more hard works.

    The main Objective of Establishing such CIC Centres is to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT services) to the Rural masses in NORTHEAST. After spending such a huge Amount (nearly 200 Crores), the government have not introduce the services through CIC.

    CIC’s can provide the following information and this information need to be made available at all 487 CIC’s for the benefit of people of NORTHEAST.

    1. Information on health plan spending and the new plans on NRHM – National rural health mission is not available on the State Govt. website. These should be made available at all CIC’s NETWORK in TRIPURA State for the people in each BLOCK can access the information easily.

    2. How each STATE Government is going to spend and allocate FUNDS allotted by Central Govt. to Districts, Blocks and Villages ? These information need to be available at all CIC’s for the benefit of People of NORTHEAST.

    3. The break up of health spending under various departments say health, allocations to the PHC’s, CHC’s etc. All of these need to be made available at all 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST STATES.

    Let us do the following also at CIC’s:

    Make information to go to the door steps of citizens in NORTHEAST through these 487 CIC’s and spread the Knowledge among citizens.

    Spread Transparency and Accountability in all levels of Govt. through these 487 CIC’s in NORTHEAST.

    eGovINDIA and eGovNORTHEAST will be able to join the efforts of all of you in getting NEKAC to be implemented at all 487 CIC’s.

    If any questions please free to write to me. We will RESPOND !!

    Thanks
    Sincerely

    V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA
    Venkatappa M. Kumaraswamy, MBA

    In BUSINESS since 1971.

    eGovINDIA group for TRUE eGovernance in INDIA. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA/

    India WhistleBlower Act: The Action Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIA_WBA

    Exclusive Discussion Group on Judicial and Legal Reforms in INDIA. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUDICIALREFORMS

    Right to Information in INDIA discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIARTI

    eGovGOK group for TRUE eGovernance in KARNATAKA STATE. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/egovGOK

    Global Platform for Kannadigas from Karnataka State
    http://www.ekavi.org and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ellaKAVI

    BMS College of Engineering International Alumni Association
    http://www.bmsceiaa.org and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BMSCEIAA http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BMSCEIAAJOBS

    eGovNORTHEAST group for TRUE eGovernance in NORTHEAST STATES http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovNORTHEAST

    eGovGOM group for TRUE eGovernance in MAHARASHTRA STATE http://groups.yahoo.com/group/egovGOM

    eGovUP group for TRUE eGovernance in UTTAR PRADESH STATE http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovUP

    eGovBIHAR group for TRUE eGovernance in BIHAR STATE http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovBIHAR

    eGovASSAM group for TRUE eGovernance in ASSAM STATE http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovASSAM

    eGovORISSA group for TRUE eGovernance in ORISSA STATE. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovORISSA/

  16. egovindia said

    sik-rumtek@cic.nic.in WROTE
    Thu, 1 Jun 2006 12:08:34 +0530 (IST)

    Re: DIT – MIT needs to fund 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST and pay the Salarieson regular basis // Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] ” MISSION NEKAC 2007 ” -North East KNOWLEDGE Assistance CENTERS “NEKAC”and promote !!!

    Dear Sir,

    I am interested to join this group as I am also part of CIC working as
    an operator since its launch and I have seen the impact made on the
    local people and the vilages as a whole.

    The CICO’s are the key players in promoting the services of e-gov to the local people but the services are not yet provided in the centres of North East and Sikkim.

    And also as Mr.Umashankar as termed it as we need to work as Mother Teresa style but the CICo’s who have had worked selflessly for the project for the people are now de-moralised due to lack of government interest,recognition and regularisation.

    The governmet just planted trees but but they need to water them to grow well.

    Regards,
    sik-rumtek@cic.nic.in

  17. egovindia said

    Ajit Kalita. CIC Operator. Bezera Dev. Block. Assam. WROTE:

    Fri, 2 Jun 2006 15:19:40 +0530 (IST)

    Re: DIT – MIT needs to fund 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST and pay the Salarieson regular basis // Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] ” MISSION NEKAC 2007 ” – North East KNOWLEDGE Assistance CENTERS “NEKAC”and promote !!!

    Thanks for your kind anticipation against 487 nos of CIC .

    during these period rural infrastructur gone to rise up very high in north east.

    most peoples of rural areas techanically fit in these period.

    rise up to IT in every rural areas CIC operators fully service against
    rural people.

    We are totaly fight against all rural people how can techanically fit them for IT and also they are competation aginst urban level IT section.

    therefore , in this period CIC Operator physically ,maintally fight
    against these project and we are also try to how can CIC project is
    succees.

    so ,I request to IT Deptt feeling the future against all CIC Opeartor.

    Thanking for.

    Ajit Kalita.
    CIC Operator.
    Bezera Dev. Block.
    Assam.

  18. egovindia said

    Nadir Hussain Hazarika., CICO, CIC Dimoria., Kamrup Metro, Assam,
    asm-dimoria@cic.nic.in WROTE:

    Sat, 3 Jun 2006 10:35:25 +0530 (IST)

    Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] RTI and E-governance go hand in hand

    Respected Sir,

    At the very outset we would like to pay our sincere thanks for raising our problems through your EGovNorthEast yahoo group.

    Sir can we meet to discuss these matters and plan our future course of
    action.

    We are also planning to meet the President and Prime Minister of India.

    If we can get together then surely something good will come our way.

    Please do reply.

    Yours fathfully,
    Nadir Hussain Hazarika
    CICO, CIC Dimoria
    Kamrup Metro, Assam
    asm-dimori@cic.nic.in

  19. egovindia said

    “nekib ahmed” WROTE:

    Mon, 5 Jun 2006 03:38:52 -0700 (PDT)

    CC: vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com

    Re: DIT – MIT needs to fund 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST and pay the Salaries on regular basis // Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] ” MISSION NEKAC 2007 ” – North East KNOWLEDGE Assistance CENTERS “NEKAC”and promote !!!

    Sir

    Thanks for point out the CIC Operators problems and
    needs. Your effort is really appreciatable.

    Sir it is high time to declare a clear vision for CIC
    and its Operators future. CICOs are working hard in
    different segment since its inception. Last Assembly
    Election of Assam, CIC Operators had play a majore
    role to success its IT part. They did updated data,
    designing forms,checking mails and informed respective
    officers etc.

    CIC is a now essential parat of the system, So We hope
    government will have to take a good decision for
    theyer favoure.

    We also request you to giving proper guidence to the
    Government for CIC and its Operators future.

    Job Regularization is really needed for it. Now IT is
    a Important Department for Government, So its people
    should have a regular position.

    Regards
    Nekib Ahmed

  20. egovindia said

    dutta.d@nic.in WROTE:

    Wed, 7 Jun 2006 11:30:52 +0530

    CC: dios@asssam.nic.in

    [eGovNORTHEAST] Re: DIT – MIT needs to fund 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST and pay the Salaries on regular basis

    You need to prove CIC as a potent force ;

    a force to be reckoned; not to be ignored.

    Demostrate IT skill;

    develop high end applications to serve local needs,

    build local database & generates report for community as eye opener,

    Expose/ reap the benefits of ICT to rural people.

    Involve local youths in ICT project to bcome self employement

    Promote ICT-SHG in rural area involve unprecendent community services.

    sincerely
    d.dutta

  21. egovindia said

    TO: “eGov Northeast” , “egov Assam” , “eGovINDIA Group” , secydoner@nic.in, dspoonia@nic.in, haripaliwal@nic.in, ajendra.mishra@nic.in, bbala@nic.in, c.laldinliana@nic.in, sajalmittra@hotmail.com, asahai@nic.in, surender.kumar@nic.in, pr.meshram@nic.in, sk.nayyar@nic.in, bb.samaddar@nic.in, lb.tuolte@nic.in, ep.murli@nic.in, nsr.krishnan@nic.in, suresh.ds@nic.in, dhanpatt.singh@nic.in, rc_ap@vsnl.in, rescm-mn@hub.nic.in, rescm-mg@hub.nic.in, zoram@indiatimes.com, “necsect@shillong.meg.nic.in” , dg@nic.in, jsegov@mit.gov.in, moni@hub.nic.in, ksdir@hub.nic.in, ksdir@nic.in, moni@nic.in

    CC: vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, “V M Kumar” , mos@mit.gov.in, pmosb@pmo.nic.in, soniagandhi@sansad.nic.in, 10janpath@vsnl.net, sio-man@nic.in, rajen@nic.in, secretary@mit.gov.in, rgilani@mit.gov.in, phadke@mit.gov.in, jsegov@mit.gov.in, ksdir@hub.nic.in, mohan@tn.nic.in, lalitha@hub.nic.in, pspillai@hub.nic.in, kashinath@hub.nic.in, srinath@mit.gov.in, presidentofindia@rb.nic.in, cms@assam.nic.in, beekay-ind@assam.nic.in, cs@assam.nic.in, psecy_it@assam.nic.in

    From: “Venkat Kumaraswamy”

    Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 11:09:20 -0700 (PDT)

    Subject: [eGovNORTHEAST] ” MISSION NEKAC 2007 ” – North East KNOWLEDGE Assistance CENTERS “NEKAC”and promote !!!

    eGovINDIA, eGovNORTHEAST, IndiaRTI,
    E KAVI,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

    ===============================================

    April 2nd 2006

    TO: DIT and NIC, New Delhi
    and
    NORTHEAST STATES MINISTRY
    DONER, NEC, Resident Commissioners,

    This Mr. V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA. in business since 1971. Founder and Moderator of India’s largest e-governance yahoogroup under the title eGovINDIA. You can reach this group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA

    eGovINDIA is a group dedicated to promoting true e-governance in India, consisting of members from all walks of life from within INDIA and the World over. Many State Ministers and senior bureaucrats of India are members of this group. We do have lawyers, social activists, freelance writers and journalists in the group. The group is meant for serious activists only. Casual members are not allowed to join the group. The group is also moderated by an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer. As on date, the group has more than 3000 members.

    The focus of this group is true e-governance and use of open source technology in e-governance. The members of this forum have a passion to see a truly e-governed India, resulting in transparency and easy access to government services by the common man, notably the depressed class people (so called untouchables), women and people living in far flung and difficult areas of India.

    The CIC (Community Information Centre) project was started under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) and was launched in August, 2002 with the help of State Government for extending ICT services to the rural people of the NE Region. The 487 CIC’s in the 8 North Eastern States including Sikkim.

    These 487 CIC’s can become North East Knowledge Assistance Centers “NEKAC”. This should be done to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our Independence. On this occassion please regularize the jobs of all employees working at all these CIC’s.

    NE Knowledge AssistanceCentre “NEKAC” has potential to assist the States and Central Government to get data from the villages. For example, the States acquire data from the village health centres and then transmit the same to government of India.

    Every CIC is well equipped with Good Infrastructure including one Server machine, five Client system, VSAT connectivity , two UPS (1KVA & 2KVA), one Laser Printer, one Dot Matrix Printer, one Web Camera, one TV with IRU (for video broadcasting) and are run by two Skilled Person.

    CICs are already there in each Block of the District with Govt. provided infrastructure and man power, the CICs can cater to the peoples need in a batter manner than an NGO and also to the Govt�s effort proper implementation of the e-governance program.

    These 487 CIC’s can be used to develop IT Awareness among the masses and pace with the rest of the world like other states of India such as Karnataka where the people are already getting benefits from the projects like BHOOMI. These 487 CIC’s should be a part any e-governance program of NORTHEAST and in taking each district in NORTHEAST ahead in this process and in becoming a knowledge power as envisioned in the planning commission�s INDIA VISION 2020 document.

    CIC’s have been providing services and facilities under following categories:-

    Rural Cyber Cafe.
    Computer Training Program
    Online PAN & TAN Card Services.
    IT support to the Government. (BPL Data Entry, Election Duty.)
    Distance Education.
    Public Oriented Service.
    Online Information Regarding Health, Education, Banking, Railway Reservation & Enquiry.
    �ASHA farmers� registration. (to facilitated versatile information of agriculture)
    Unemployed Youth Registration.
    Regular Weather Report.
    Public Distribution Report.
    Market Price Information of Agricultural Commodity.
    Digital Photography.
    Online Conference.
    Software and Web page Development
    Income Certificates for cultivators/farmers

    Income Certificate for services holders
    Land holding certificates
    Certificate copy of Electroal roll
    PRC for Higher Education

    Delivering E- Governance Service through CIC:-

    Delivering E- Governance may be defined as delivery of Govt. Services and Information to the Public using Electronic means. Using IT in Government Services is an efficient speedy and transparent process for disseminating Information to the public and other agencies and for performing Govt. Administration Activities.

    CIC’s are in rural remote areas of NE Region. The facility of Satellite based Communication System of CIC’s help remote masses in various respects of IT development. After completion of this project, the Ultimate Rural Masses are going to suffer.

    By the services of CIC’s the IT knowledge is gradually developing among rural masses. They are getting Internet services in a minimal cost.
    The reliable Internet Communication System through VSAT, help students to collect their Information about various examination, results, education information, career guidance, downloading various forms etc.
    Now through ASHA Service farmer registration and unemployed youth registration brings a great revolution among the rural people in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Pisci Culture and Business Marketing. They are getting every day market price list in CIC.

    All Operators have been served in fix pay since inception of this project. Operators are dedicating their most vital part of life in this job for bringing the IT to the Rural masses. The value of commodities and services has been increased for the last three years. So we on behalf of all CIC Operators would like to request our government through you to give us some incentive from state Govt. as DA / Security of Livelihood. It will give us really encourage doing more hard works.

    The main Objective of Establishing such CIC Centres is to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT services) to the Rural masses in NORTHEAST. After spending such a huge Amount (nearly 200 Crores), the government have not introduce the services through CIC.

    CIC’s can provide the following information and this information need to be made available at all 487 CIC’s for the benefit of people of NORTHEAST.

    1. Information on health plan spending and the new plans on NRHM – National rural health mission is not available on the State Govt. website. These should be made available at all CIC’s NETWORK in TRIPURA State for the people in each BLOCK can access the information easily.

    2. How each STATE Government is going to spend and allocate FUNDS allotted by Central Govt. to Districts, Blocks and Villages ? These information need to be available at all CIC’s for the benefit of People of NORTHEAST.

    3. The break up of health spending under various departments say health, allocations to the PHC’s, CHC’s etc. All of these need to be made available at all 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST STATES.

    Let us do the following also at CIC’s:

    Make information to go to the door steps of citizens in NORTHEAST through these 487 CIC’s and spread the Knowledge among citizens.

    Spread Transparency and Accountability in all levels of Govt. through these 487 CIC’s in NORTHEAST.

    eGovINDIA and eGovNORTHEAST will be able to join the efforts of all of you in getting NEKAC to be implemented at all 487 CIC’s.

    If any questions please free to write to me. We will RESPOND !!

    Thanks
    Sincerely

    V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA
    Venkatappa M. Kumaraswamy, MBA

    In BUSINESS since 1971.

    eGovINDIA group for TRUE eGovernance in INDIA. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA/

    India WhistleBlower Act: The Action Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIA_WBA

    Exclusive Discussion Group on Judicial and Legal Reforms in INDIA. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUDICIALREFORMS

    Right to Information in INDIA discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIARTI

    eGovGOK group for TRUE eGovernance in KARNATAKA STATE. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/egovGOK

    Global Platform for Kannadigas from Karnataka State
    http://www.ekavi.org and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ellaKAVI

    BMS College of Engineering International Alumni Association
    http://www.bmsceiaa.org and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BMSCEIAA http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BMSCEIAAJOBS

    eGovNORTHEAST group for TRUE eGovernance in NORTHEAST STATES http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovNORTHEAST

    eGovGOM group for TRUE eGovernance in MAHARASHTRA STATE http://groups.yahoo.com/group/egovGOM

    eGovUP group for TRUE eGovernance in UTTAR PRADESH STATE http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovUP

    eGovBIHAR group for TRUE eGovernance in BIHAR STATE http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovBIHAR

    eGovASSAM group for TRUE eGovernance in ASSAM STATE http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovASSAM

    eGovORISSA group for TRUE eGovernance in ORISSA STATE. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovORISSA/

  22. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com, “eGov Northeast” , “egov Assam” , “eGovINDIA Group” , secydoner@nic.in, dspoonia@nic.in, haripaliwal@nic.in, ajendra.mishra@nic.in, bbala@nic.in, c.laldinliana@nic.in, sajalmittra@hotmail.com, asahai@nic.in, surender.kumar@nic.in, pr.meshram@nic.in, sk.nayyar@nic.in, bb.samaddar@nic.in, lb.tuolte@nic.in, ep.murli@nic.in, nsr.krishnan@nic.in, suresh.ds@nic.in, dhanpatt.singh@nic.in, rc_ap@vsnl.in, rescm-mn@hub.nic.in, rescm-mg@hub.nic.in, zoram@indiatimes.com, “necsect@shillong.meg.nic.in” , dg@nic.in, jsegov@mit.gov.in, moni@hub.nic.in, ksdir@hub.nic.in, ksdir@nic.in, moni@nic.in

    CC: vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, “V M Kumar” , mos@mit.gov.in, pmosb@pmo.nic.in, soniagandhi@sansad.nic.in, 10janpath@vsnl.net, sio-man@nic.in, rajen@nic.in, secretary@mit.gov.in, rgilani@mit.gov.in, phadke@mit.gov.in, jsegov@mit.gov.in, ksdir@hub.nic.in, mohan@tn.nic.in, lalitha@hub.nic.in, pspillai@hub.nic.in, kashinath@hub.nic.in, srinath@mit.gov.in, presidentofindia@rb.nic.in, cms@assam.nic.in, beekay-ind@assam.nic.in, cs@assam.nic.in, psecy_it@assam.nic.in

    From: “Mr. S. Debnath”

    Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 06:32:12 -0700 (PDT)

    Subject: Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] ” MISSION NEKAC 2007 ” – North East KNOWLEDGE Assistance CENTERS “NEKAC”and promote !!!

    Respected All

    I extremely support Sir Venkat Kumaraswamy and wants every one to support and to raise voice so that the ICT service can be continue with the help of CIC and other etc.

    And we also should compel the Government to make CIC sanctioned post/regularise the job of CIC.

    Regards

    Mr. S. Debnath, CICO
    CIC-Bokajan, Karbi Anglong, Assam

  23. egovindia said

    To: “egov Assam” , “eGov Northeast”

    CC: “Gautam Barua”

    From: “Venkat Kumaraswamy”

    Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 23:16:02 -0800 (PST)
    Subject: [eGovNORTHEAST] Fwd: Re: Fwd: 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 .

    Hello Members of eGov ASSAM and eGov Northeast,

    Please read this email from Dr. Gautam Barua from IIT in Guwathati.

    Can some one go through this email and use my emails to ask INFORMATION from RCILTS at IIT Guwathati as pewr Right to Information Act 2005.

    If any one needs some help in this matter, I will able to answer to you.

    Mr. Gautam Barua, should know that EMAIL APPLICATION is enough to ask for INFORMATIOn from RCILTS for ASSAME Localization of Language.

    So Mr. Gautam Barua, needs to know that he is responsible for everything as far it goes on RCILTS.

    Thanks
    Sincerely

    V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA

    Gautam Barua wrote:

    Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 12:39:02 +0530
    From: Gautam Barua
    To: Venkat Kumaraswamy
    Subject: Re: Fwd: 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 .

    Please send a formal request by post.

    Venkat Kumaraswamy wrote:
    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
    ———————————————–
    Gautam Barua wrote:

    Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 09:48:54 +0530

    From: Gautam Barua

    To: Venkat Kumaraswamy

    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 y! ou 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 & Accoun! tability, E Governance, Natural Justice, Human Rights and Human Dignity
    ======================================
    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 Languages

    What 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 Scienc! e 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- http://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 Scie! nce & 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: http://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- http://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 !!!
    ________________________________________________________________

    ! TDIL
    Dr. 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 Noida
    Sh. 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
    —————————————————————————————————

    TDIL-MCIT,GoI – Technology Development for Indian Languages, Government of India
    http://tdil.mit.gov.in/news.htm

    Omvikas@mit.gov.in

    http://tdil.mit.gov.in/apr_2005.htm

    Transiting 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 insti! tutions 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 tech! nology 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 su! ch 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 do! cuments. 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. Th! ese basic technologies will enhance IT applications
    in local languages and facilitate the country transit from catch-up
    phase into competitive phase.
    ————————————————————–

    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

    ———————————————-

    — Gautam BaruaIndian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati 781039+91-361-2690401, 2582005 (O)+91-361-2692321, 2690762(Fax)

  24. egovindia said

    To: “Gautam Barua” , eGovASSAM@yahoogroups.com, “egov Assam” , “eGov Northeast”

    From: “Sathyasree Goswami”

    Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 22:40:20 -0800 (PST)

    Subject: [eGovNORTHEAST] Re: [eGovASSAM] Fwd: Re: Fwd: 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 .

    Dear Mr. Gautam Barua,

    It is surprising to see that there is so much agitation in giving information. I write this as an individual who has been struggling with Assamese font and I must tell Mr. Barua that we have not been able download your font from the website. A young Assamese engineering student has on the other hand developed a very easy Assamese font called “Minoti” and we are able to work on that perfectly. This young man did not have access to money to develop the font at all!! Therefore all that we (I have been named the contact person in Assam in one of the very first mails, i was not contacted at all) want to know is how have the resources been used in your RCILTC which over a crore?

    It is also very strange to see why you are asking if Mr. Kumarswamy wants the funds to be diverted elsewhere? Why does this question arise at all? Do people of India who pay taxes (out of which such ventures and the salaries of researchers are funded) or who get indebted when external funds are accessed by the country not have a right to know what is happening with their money?

    It is our right to get information and that is all we are seeking!

    Thanks
    Sathyasree Goswami

    Venkat Kumaraswamy wrote:
    Hello Members of eGov ASSAM and eGov Northeast,

    Please read this email from Dr. Gautam Barua from IIT in Guwathati.

  25. egovindia said

    Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 18:13:24 -0800 (PST)

    From: “Venkat Kumaraswamy”

    Subject: 487’s CIC’s are REAL STAKEHOLDERS of Northeast to implement eGovrenance and RTI Act and all Citizen Friendly Services. // DO NOT SIGN MOU’s with NGO’s. NGO’s are not REAL STAKEHOLDERS./// Regularize the job of all 487 CIC Centers Operators and Employees.

    To: secydoner@nic.in, dspoonia@nic.in, haripaliwal@nic.in, ajendra.mishra@nic.in, bbala@nic.in, c.laldinliana@nic.in, sajalmittra@hotmail.com, asahai@nic.in, surender.kumar@nic.in, pr.meshram@nic.in, sk.nayyar@nic.in, bb.samaddar@nic.in, lb.tuolte@nic.in, ep.murli@nic.in, nsr.krishnan@nic.in, suresh.ds@nic.in, dhanpatt.singh@nic.in, rc_ap@vsnl.in, rescm-mn@hub.nic.in, rescm-mg@hub.nic.in, zoram@indiatimes.com, necsect@shillong.meg.nic.in

    CC: “eGov Northeast” , “egovnortheast@yahoo.com” , vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com

    January 21st 2006

    TO: NORTHEAST STATES MINISTRY
    DONER, NEC, Resident Commissioners

    Ref: 487’s CIC’s are REAL STAKEHOLDERS of Northeast to implement eGovrenance and RTI Act and all Citizen Friendly Services. // Let the information go to doorsteps of people. DO NOT SIGN MOU’s with NGO’s. NGO’s are not REAL STAKEHOLDERS. CIC’s are there to provide the services thorugh these centers Govt. needs to make a move on this. Regularize the job of all 487 CIC Centers Operators and Employees.

    We are writing this letter on behalf of all 487 CIC centers Employees and Operators. We want you to make these centers as SHOWCASE for the rest of the country. All the following information in this email is gathered through email letters of different CIC’s and personal contacts of CIC’s.

    Our efforts are to make these 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST as REAL STAKEHOLDERS in implementing the eGovernance, RTI act and other Citizen Centric services through these CIC centers.

    The CIC (Community Information Centre) project was started under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) and was launched in August, 2002 with the help of State Government for extending ICT services to the rural people of the NE Region. The 487 CIC’s in the 8 North Eastern States including Sikkim.

    NIC has done so much by establishing these 487 CIC’s in NORTHEAST and now do not go and give it to NGO’s. These NGO’s are not the REAL STAKEHOLDERS. Let CIC’s and LOCAL People of NORTHEAST participate.

    Every CIC is well equipped with Good Infrastructure including one Server machine, five Client system, VSAT connectivity , two UPS (1KVA & 2KVA), one Laser Printer, one Dot Matrix Printer, one Web Camera, one TV with IRU (for video broadcasting) and are run by two Skilled Person.

    CIC’s are playing an important role in the block level for the development of rural masses. CIC center of each District should be included as part of the district Administration’s eGovernance scheme.

    CIC’s and others have come to know that DRISTEE FOUNDATION a Delhi based NGO has already signed a M. O. U. with the respective district administration of Sonitpur, Lakhaimpur for the implementation of e- governance. WHY THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN ? What would they know ? No deals to be handed out like this. DO NOT FORGET THE REAL STAKEHOLDERS.

    CICs are already there in each Block of the District with Govt. provided infrastructure and man power, the CICs can cater to the peoples need in a batter manner than an NGO and also to the Govt’s effort proper implementation of the e-governance program.

    These 487 CIC’s can be used to develop IT Awareness among the masses and pace with the rest of the world like other states of India such as Karnataka where the people are already getting benefits from the projects like BHOOMI. These 487 CIC’s should be a part any e-governance program of NORTHEAST and in taking each district in NORTHEAST ahead in this process and in becoming a knowledge power as envisioned in the planning commission’s INDIA VISION 2020 document.

    CIC’s have been providing services and facilities under following categories:-
    Rural Cyber Cafe.
    Computer Training Program
    Online PAN & TAN Card Services.
    IT support to the Government. (BPL Data Entry, Election Duty.)
    Distance Education.
    Public Oriented Service.
    Online Information Regarding Health, Education, Banking, Railway Reservation & Enquiry.
    ‘ASHA farmers’ registration. (to facilitated versatile information of agriculture)
    Unemployed Youth Registration.
    Regular Weather Report.
    Public Distribution Report.
    Market Price Information of Agricultural Commodity.
    Digital Photography.
    Online Conference.
    Software and Web page Development
    Income Certificates for cultivators/farmers

    Income Certificate for services holders
    Land holding certificates
    Certificate copy of Electroal roll
    PRC for Higher Education

    Recently Hon. Chief Minister launched Assam Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium for the development of the farmers of Assam. The registration of the Farmer is going on through the CIC.

    Through the Computer awareness training’s by CIC’s the IT knowledge among people is gradually developing. This should continue. Through these 487 CIC’s Northeast can become a force i the area for YOUTHS, SHG’s and others to know more information and gather information at all block levels.

    Delivering E- Governance Service through CIC:-

    Delivering E- Governance may be defined as delivery of Govt. Services and Information to the Public using Electronic means. Using IT in Government Services is an efficient speedy and transparent process for disseminating Information to the public and other agencies and for performing Govt. Administration Activities.
    What will happen if CIC not continue after 5 years ?
    CIC’s are in rural remote areas of NE Region. The facility of Satellite based Communication System of CIC’s help remote masses in various respects of IT development. After completion of this project, the Ultimate Rural Masses are going to suffer.
    By the services of CIC’s the IT knowledge is gradually developing among rural masses. They are getting Internet services in a minimal cost.
    The reliable Internet Communication System through VSAT, help students to collect their Information about various examination, results, education information, career guidance, downloading various forms etc.
    Now through ASHA Service farmer registration and unemployed youth registration brings a great revolution among the rural people in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Pisci Culture and Business Marketing. They are getting every day market price list in CIC.
    All Operators have been served in fix pay since inception of this project. Operators are dedicating their most vital part of life in this job for bringing the IT to the Rural masses. The value of commodities and services has been increased for the last three years. So we on behalf of all CIC Operators would like to request our government through you to give us some incentive from state Govt. as DA / Security of Livelihood. It will give us really encourage doing more hard works.
    The main Objective of Establishing such CIC Centres is to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT services) to the Rural masses in NORTHEAST. After spending such a huge Amount (nearly 200 Crores), the government have not introduce the services through CIC.

    CIC’s and also others want to request the following information need to be available at all 487 CIC’s for the benefit of people of NORTHEAST as per the RTI Act 2005.

    1. Information on health plan spending and the new plans on NRHM – National rural health mission is not available on the State Govt. website. These should be made available at all CIC’s NETWORK in TRIPURA State for the people in each BLOCK can access the information easily.

    2. How each STATE Government is going to spend and allocate FUNDS allotted by Central Govt. to Districts, Blocks and Villages ? These information need to be available at all CIC’s for the benefit of People of NORTHEAST.

    3. The break up of health spending under various departments say health, allocations to the PHC’s, CHC’s etc. All of these need to be made available at all 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST STATES.

    We would like to request you to use your good office to regularize the job of all CIC Operators under the IT department of the STATE or requesting to Govt. Of India to adopt all CIC Operators to continue this Service under Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Govt. of India.

    We, as a group request for your kind consideration all these points for better future of CIC and ICT infrastructure of Block level. Without CIC, IT –empowerment at the grassroots level will not be possible, because CIC is the only Government oriented ICT infrastructure of Block Level.
    NEC’s action will certainly boost to do better work in all of these 487 CIC’s in NORTHEAST.

    As citizens of India and as a group, we all of us on behalf of CIC Operators waiting for your decision in favor of CIC and CIC Operators.

    Expecting a reply from you all.

    Thanks
    Sincerely

    V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA
    eGovNortheast Group and eGovINDIA Group.

    All CIC Centers, CIC Associations, People of NorthEast.

    NRI’s of NORTH EAST INDIA all around the world.

  26. egovindia said

    Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 14:23:56 +0530

    From: “P.P Shrivastav”

    To: “egov northeast”

    Subject: Re: 487’s CIC’s are REAL STAKEHOLDERS of Northeast to implement eGovrenance and RTI Act and all Citizen friendly services. // Let the information go to doorsteps of people.

    Dear Shri V. M. Kumaraswamy,

    Thanks for your email, which is very timely at least for us.

    From the experience gained in the first phase of mass contact programme for Vision NER-2020, we are keen to utilise the IT infra-structure already available in CICs. They could also play a role in establishing communication links with the local community in areas where works funded by NEC are in progress.

    With their enthusiasm and initiative, the two NIC Officers attached to NEC Secretariat (Shri Nongkhlaw and Mrs Passah) have been of immense help to us in developing useful programmes and running training classes. I had mentioned the point regarding the role that CICs could play in our programmes. Could we all meet on Tuesday the 24th January around 1100 hrs to discuss how best we could make use of CICs?

    Thanks

    P P Shrivastav
    Member NEC.

  27. egovindia said

    To: cms@assam.nic.in, beekay-ind@assam.nic.in, cs@assam.nic.in, psecy_it@assam.nic.in, cmmani@hub.nic.in, man-speaker@hub.nic.in, csecmani@hub.nic.in, debendra@hub.nic.in, govmani@hub.nic.in, ag-manipur@hub.nic.in, mos@mit.gov.in, pmosb@pmo.nic.in, soniagandhi@sansad.nic.in, 10janpath@vsnl.net

    CC: sio-man@nic.in, rajen@nic.in, secretary@mit.gov.in, dg@nic.in, rgilani@mit.gov.in, phadke@mit.gov.in, jsegov@mit.gov.in, ksdir@hub.nic.in, moni@hub.nic.in, mohan@tn.nic.in, lalitha@hub.nic.in, pspillai@hub.nic.in, kashinath@hub.nic.in, srinath@mit.gov.in, necsect@shillong.meg.nic.in, “VM Ku”

    From: “egov northeast”

    Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 07:35:32 -0800 (PST)

    Subject: [eGovNORTHEAST] Information go to door steps of people in NORTHEAST./ 487’s CIC’s are REAL STAKEHOLDERS of Northeast to implement eGovrenance and RTI Act and all Citizen friendly services. / Regularize the job of all 487 CIC Centers Operators and Employees.

    TO:

    All Hon. Ministers in Government of INDIA, Hon. Ministers in NORTHEAST, Officials of Government of INDIA, Chairman of NAC,

    Ref: 487’s CIC’s are REAL STAKEHOLDERS of Northeast to implement eGovrenance and RTI Act and all Citizen Friendly Services. // Let the information go to doorsteps of people. DO NOT SIGN MOU’s with NGO’s. NGO’s are not REAL STAKEHOLDERS. CIC’s are there to provide the services thorugh these centers Govt. needs to make a move on this. Regularize the job of all 487 CIC Centers Operators and Employees.

    We are writing this letter on behalf of all 487 CIC centers Employees and Operators. We want you to make these centers as SHOWCASE for the rest of the country. All the following information in this email is gathered through email letters of different CIC’s and personal contacts of CIC’s.

    Our efforts are to make these 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST as REAL STAKEHOLDERS in implementing the eGovernance, RTI act and other Citizen Centric services through these CIC centers.

    The CIC (Community Information Centre) project was started under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) and was launched in August, 2002 with the help of State Government for extending ICT services to the rural people of the NE Region. The 487 CIC’s in the 8 North Eastern States including Sikkim.

    NIC has done so much by establishing these 487 CIC’s in NORTHEAST and now do not go and give it to NGO’s. These NGO’s are not the REAL STAKEHOLDERS. Let CIC’s and LOCAL People of NORTHEAST participate.

    Every CIC is well equipped with Good Infrastructure including one Server machine, five Client system, VSAT connectivity , two UPS (1KVA & 2KVA), one Laser Printer, one Dot Matrix Printer, one Web Camera, one TV with IRU (for video broadcasting) and are run by two Skilled Person.

    CIC’s are playing an important role in the block level for the development of rural masses. CIC center of each District should be included as part of the district Administration’s eGovernance scheme.

    CIC’s and others have come to know that DRISTEE FOUNDATION a Delhi based NGO has already signed a M. O. U. with the respective district administration of Sonitpur, Lakhaimpur for the implementation of e- governance. WHY THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN ? What would they know ? No deals to be handed out like this. DO NOT FORGET THE REAL STAKEHOLDERS.

    CICs are already there in each Block of the District with Govt. provided infrastructure and man power, the CICs can cater to the peoples need in a batter manner than an NGO and also to the Govt’s effort proper implementation of the e-governance program.

    These 487 CIC’s can be used to develop IT Awareness among the masses and pace with the rest of the world like other states of India such as Karnataka where the people are already getting benefits from the projects like BHOOMI. These 487 CIC’s should be a part any e-governance program of NORTHEAST and in taking each district in NORTHEAST ahead in this process and in becoming a knowledge power as envisioned in the planning commission’s INDIA VISION 2020 document.

    CIC’s have been providing services and facilities under following categories:-
    Rural Cyber Cafe.
    Computer Training Program
    Online PAN & TAN Card Services.
    IT support to the Government. (BPL Data Entry, Election Duty.)
    Distance Education.
    Public Oriented Service.
    Online Information Regarding Health, Education, Banking, Railway Reservation & Enquiry.
    ‘ASHA farmers’ registration. (to facilitated versatile information of agriculture)
    Unemployed Youth Registration.
    Regular Weather Report.
    Public Distribution Report.
    Market Price Information of Agricultural Commodity.
    Digital Photography.
    Online Conference.
    Software and Web page Development
    Income Certificates for cultivators/farmers

    Income Certificate for services holders
    Land holding certificates
    Certificate copy of Electroal roll
    PRC for Higher Education

    Recently Hon. Chief Minister launched Assam Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium for the development of the farmers of Assam. The registration of the Farmer is going on through the CIC.

    Through the Computer awareness training’s by CIC’s the IT knowledge among people is gradually developing. This should continue. Through these 487 CIC’s Northeast can become a force i the area for YOUTHS, SHG’s and others to know more information and gather information at all block levels.

    Delivering E- Governance Service through CIC:-

    Delivering E- Governance may be defined as delivery of Govt. Services and Information to the Public using Electronic means. Using IT in Government Services is an efficient speedy and transparent process for disseminating Information to the public and other agencies and for performing Govt. Administration Activities.

    What will happen if CIC not continue after 5 years ?

    CIC’s are in rural remote areas of NE Region. The facility of Satellite based Communication System of CIC’s help remote masses in various respects of IT development. After completion of this project, the Ultimate Rural Masses are going to suffer.

    By the services of CIC’s the IT knowledge is gradually developing among rural masses. They are getting Internet services in a minimal cost.
    The reliable Internet Communication System through VSAT, help students to collect their Information about various examination, results, education information, career guidance, downloading various forms etc.
    Now through ASHA Service farmer registration and unemployed youth registration brings a great revolution among the rural people in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Pisci Culture and Business Marketing. They are getting every day market price list in CIC.

    All Operators have been served in fix pay since inception of this project. Operators are dedicating their most vital part of life in this job for bringing the IT to the Rural masses. The value of commodities and services has been increased for the last three years. So we on behalf of all CIC Operators would like to request our government through you to give us some incentive from state Govt. as DA / Security of Livelihood. It will give us really encourage doing more hard works.

    The main Objective of Establishing such CIC Centres is to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT services) to the Rural masses in NORTHEAST. After spending such a huge Amount (nearly 200 Crores), the government have not introduce the services through CIC.

    CIC’s and also others want to request the following information need to be available at all 487 CIC’s for the benefit of people of NORTHEAST as per the RTI Act 2005.

    1. Information on health plan spending and the new plans on NRHM – National rural health mission is not available on the State Govt. website. These should be made available at all CIC’s NETWORK in TRIPURA State for the people in each BLOCK can access the information easily.

    2. How each STATE Government is going to spend and allocate FUNDS allotted by Central Govt. to Districts, Blocks and Villages ? These information need to be available at all CIC’s for the benefit of People of NORTHEAST.

    3. The break up of health spending under various departments say health, allocations to the PHC’s, CHC’s etc. All of these need to be made available at all 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST STATES.

    We would like to request you to use your good office to regularize the job of all CIC Operators under the IT department of the STATE or requesting to Govt. Of India to adopt all CIC Operators to continue this Service under Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Govt. of India.

    We, as a group request for your kind consideration all these points for better future of CIC and ICT infrastructure of Block level. Without CIC, IT –empowerment at the grassroots level will not be possible, because CIC is the only Government oriented ICT infrastructure of Block Level.

    NEC’s action will certainly boost to do better work in all of these 487 CIC’s in NORTHEAST.

    As citizens of India and as a group, we all of us on behalf of CIC Operators waiting for your decision in favor of CIC and CIC Operators.

    Expecting a reply from you all.

    Thanks
    Sincerely

    V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA
    eGovNortheast Group and eGovINDIA Group.

    All CIC Centers, CIC Associations, People of NorthEast.

    NRI’s of NORTH EAST INDIA all around the world.

  28. egovindia said

    Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 12:02:47 +0530 (IST)

    Subject: Re: [Cic-asm] Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST to NETWORK foreGovernance, ICT Develoment for Northeast, Localization of Languages,

    From: asm-itakhuli@cic.nic.in

    To: “Dibya”

    CC: “egov northeast” , info@assamtribune.com, mailaji@sify.com, protidin1@sancharnet.in, cic-asm@lsmgr.nic.in, editor@sentinelassam.com

    Sir,
    After seeing your letter I feel that your points are true
    because we have done lots till today since the establishedment of the
    CIC’s in the North East.

    After the CIC established the rural people get lots of benefits from it, now the questions is of our future, because we do our duty truly and improve the IT sector in most backward part of India i.e North East the administration should prize to give our jobs regularization.

    Since the North Eastern region always neleglected by the Central so we fight against them then we will get success. On behalf of all the CIC
    operators of North East I request to you to think of us and give
    valuable suggestions.

    Thanking you,

    Debajit Sharma
    CICO, Itakhuli,Tinsukia

  29. egovindia said

    Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 11:02:53 +0530 (IST)
    Subject: Re: [Cic-asm] Community Information Centre- a few lines

    From: asm-saikhowa@cic.nic.in

    To: “Dibya”

    CC: “egov northeast” , egovindia@yahoogroups.com, egovassam@yahoogroups.com, cic-asm@lsmgr.nic.in, northeastindia@yahoogroups.com, “Partha Gogoi” , dios@assam.nic.in, “Devasish Bora” , ne-cell@aidindia.org, “Bora, Sidharth (GTI AIS OPS)” , itassam@yahoogroups.com, “Friends” , assam@assamnet.org

    Sir,
    Thanks for the letter. The point you have focused are absolutely
    true.

    Since last 5 yrs most of CIcs in assam have done lots for the Rual
    mass and till now all the CIC operators are at stake.They all are
    thinking of their future , what will be the next.

    On behalf of all the CIC operators of N.E I request all of you to think of us and give suggessions and comments.

    Thanking you,
    Rajib. L. Borah,
    CICO, Saikhowa

  30. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com

    CC: “Partha Gogoi” , ne-cell@aidindia.org, “Friends” , “Network” , priya@aidindia.org, “eGov NORTHEAST” , “D. Dutta”
    From: asm-clakhipur@cic.nic.in

    Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 10:47:28 +0530 (IST)

    Subject: Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] Re: [NorthEastIndia] Fwd: Community Information Centre- a few lines

    Dear All,

    The CIC Project was undertaken for the five years only. The main motto was to bridge the digital gap of N.E. from the rest of India and world. The CIC has already reached its target has successfully achieved it. Besides the CICs of N.E. are doing well in many fields such as Computer literacy, Agribusiness, E-mail, providing many datas of govt. agencies through Enrich, Now the rural peoples are enough competent to run the computer and browsing the different websites of different agencies and availing the latest information, even now a days they are taking the full advantage of Internet to communicate with Doctors of different part of the country and taking their suggestion on different diseases. Many patients of APPLLO HOSPITALS of CHENNAI are always visit the CIC-LAKHIPUR, CACHAR, ASSAM and communicate with the Doctors for further prescription. These are made possible only for CIC. It is a great opportunity for us also to serve the people.

    Now we are uttering for E-governance. Now the question arising
    many like minded people are trying to implement E-governance Even we the
    CIC people are also pursued this issues to Govt. agencies to implement
    E-governance through CIC as it has well infrastructure to run the
    E-governance. Now question arising why we fail to implement it.

    Why the govt. is not keen to implement. Who will discuss these with Govt. as the Govt. is ultimate to implimewnt. No doubt that CIC is a project but we have to make it a permanent agencies so that the common people can avail the best services of modern world. It does not mean that as it is a project so it should be transferred to NGOs or Public Private Party (PPP) model. Why we can’t run it a permanent agencies or why it should not be regularized. The govt. has to think for it and the people related with the project must think positively that the gift of Central govt. has to be preserved for the services of the rural people and no one can do it except the NE people. So I request all the persons who are keen interest and related with this project to implement more and more G2C services with CICs and request to try hard to make it permanent govt. agencies so that the people of NE can avail the latest technology and services through CICs for ever.

    Thanking you.

    With regards,
    Vaskar N.Misra,
    CIC-Operator,
    CIC, Lakhipur Dev. Block,
    Cachar, Assam.
    E-mail Id: asm-clakhipur@cic.nic.in
    Ph.No.- 03842-284624

  31. egovindia said

    From: “Dibya”

    To: “egov northeast” , eGovINDIA@yahoogroups.com, egovAssam@yahoogroups.com, cic-asm@lsmgr.nic.in

    CC: “Bora, Sidharth (GTI AIS OPS)” , “Devasish Bora” , ne-cell@aidindia.org, “Partha Gogoi” , “Friends” , itassam@yahoogroups.com, northeastindia@yahoogroups.com, assam@assamnet.org, dios@assam.nic.in

    Subject: Community Information Centre- a few lines

    Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 10:15:44 -0800

    A few more on CIC

    When CIC ( Community Information Centre) project was launched in 2002 , as per guideline, the project would be funded by Central govt for five years and after that it would be either funded by State Govt or run by NGOs or any other means not clearly specified. As the 5 years tenure is nearing completion ( year 2007) and there is no any indication on its’ further continuation, CIC operators getting nervous with their future. They believe that taken over by State govt / NGO / State Govt Agency would bring them inevitable death.( I am also empathic on them).

    CIC who has been working multi dimensionally in knowledge enrichment, bridging digital divide, community development, E- literacy, E-education, Knowledge Centre, E- commerce , SHG Resource & Training centre etc in rural area and the reason for not showing interest by Govt of India on its’ further continuation is painful when billions of rupees are being pumped and wasted haphazardly in rural area in the name of rural development.

    When there are much hullabaloo on Knowledge Commission, RTI Act, VKC/ CSC , E-Business etc etc, the reason for not involving CIC raises eyebrows. May be another Tehelka is needed.

    Dibya

  32. egovindia said

    To: “cic Baginodi” , “CIC Bihpuria” , “cic Dakhuakhana” , “dibyanlp@yahoo.com” , “D. Dutta” , “cic Ghilamara” , “cic karunabari” , “dio lakhim” , “CIC Lakhimpur” , “cic Narayanpur” , “cic Nauboicha” , “eGov NORTHEAST” , “cic telahi”

    From: “egov northeast”

    Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 06:38:40 -0800 (PST)

    Subject: [eGovNORTHEAST] Request to CM and others in ASSAM STATE to make information available at all 219 CIC’s for people of ASSAM STATE as per RTI Act 2005.

    eGovNORTHEAST
    ________________________________
    eGovINDIA, E KAVI, 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
    ========================================

    December 29th, 2005

    TO:

    Hon. Shri Tarun Gogoi
    Chief Minister, Assam

    and
    Others in GoAssam State,

    This is V. M. Kumaraswamy MBA, in business since 1971. Founder and Moderator of India’s largest e-governance yahoo-group under the title eGovINDIA. You can reach this group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA

    eGovINDIA is a group dedicated to promoting true e-governance in India, consisting of members from all walks of life from within INDIA and the World over. Many State Ministers and senior bureaucrats of India are members of this group. We do have lawyers, social activists, freelance writers and journalists in the group. The group is meant for serious activists only. Casual members are not allowed to join the group. The group is also moderated by an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer. As on date, the ! group has nearly 2680 members.

    The focus of this group is true e-governance and use of open source technology in e-governance. The members of this forum have a passion to see a truly e-governed India, resulting in transparency and easy access to government services by the common man, notably the depressed class people (so called untouchables), women and people living in far flung and difficult areas of India.

    `Right to Information Act will empower common people’. An inalienable right conferred on citizens. The eGovINDIA and INDIA RTI Consortium strongly advocate that ALL Governance in INDIA needs NRTI Act 2005 implemented effectively and properly to follow RTIA which means Responsibility, Transparency, Integrity and Accountability.

    The RTI legislative intent is clear; People are entitled to know how their money is spent. The onus is on all of us to make the Act work. In effect, therefore, the right conferred on the citizen is an exhaustive one. It allows them to assess and examine every government decision, to study the reasons recorded by the government for taking a particular step, and to utilise information so gathered to ensure that government acts in a transparent and just manner.

    Indeed, the preamble to the RTI Act puts it well when it says, “democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information” and adds these “are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed”.

    eGovINDIA’s subsidiary groups:
    India WhistleBlower Act: The Action Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIA_WBA
    Exclusive Discussion Group on! Judicial and Legal Reforms in INDIA. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUDICIALREFORMS
    Right to Information in INDIA discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIARTI
    —————-

    We would like all of you know that we have a group discussing about True eGovernance for Assam State and one group for eGovernance of Northeast States.

    eGovASSAM group for TRUE eGovernance in ASSAM STATE http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovASSAM

    eGovNORTHEAST group for TRUE eGovernance in NORTHEAST STATES http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovNORTHEAST

    ASSAM STATE Information:

    There are 23 Districts and 219 blocks where CIC sites have been set up by NIC. We are working NIC in other areas. These 219 blocks will be useful for eGovernance NETWORKING and Disseminating Information to general Public under the RTI Act 2005.

    The districts where CIC’s are set up is given below :

    Click on a district name to obtain the block wise details of that district :

    Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Cachar
    Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri
    Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Golaghat
    Halaikandi, Jorhat, Kamrup
    Karbi Anglong, Karimganj, Kokrajhar
    Lakhimpur, Marigaon, N.C. Hills
    Nagaon, Nalbari, Sibsagar
    Sonitpur, Tinsukia

    We would like to request the Assam Government to have all the Block Level Data available to people of Assam through these CIC’s throughout the State of Assam. We can work with you on this locally to implement these effectively with Local People and NGO’s.

    All of the information we are asking is for the benefit of people in the Villages, Blocks and Districts in ASSAM STATE.

    The DISTRICT WEBSITE’s has only total information on District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) total spending or Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan(SSA) total spending.

    Specifically we would like to have Block Level Expenditures available at all CIC’s of Assam State. CIC’s are BLOCK LEVEL OFFICES. All the information made available to people in these CIC’s area. The information should be given with BLOCK BREAK DOWN with Names of VILLAGES and GRAM PANCHYATS. This will help the people to access the information at CIC’s and get to know what work is going on at their VILLAGES and BLOCKS.

    Also the following information need to be available at all CIC’s for the benefit of people of ASSAM STATE as per the RTI Act 2005.

    1. Information on health plan spending and the new plans on NRHM – National rural health mission is not available in the ASSAM Govt. website. These should be made available at all CIC’s NETWORK in ASSAM State for the people in each can access the information easily.

    2. Recently the Assam Govt has got a huge budget under the plan allocations from the PM, How ASSAM Government going to spend and allocate these to Distrists, Blocks and Villages ?

    3. The break up of health spending under various departments say health, allocations to the PHC’s, CHC’s etc. All of these need to be made available at all CIC’s of ASSAM STATE.

    eGovINDIA and INDIA RTI has Sathyasree Goswami in Assam who can coordinate these efforts and work with you all. We have a good NETWORK in ASSAM.

    If you and others need any more information we will provide that for you.

    Expecting an early reply from all of you.

    Thanks
    Sincerely

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

    Contact in ASSAM:
    Sathyasree Goswami
    shakti collective
    Rural Volunteers Centre (RVC)
    Campus, Vill. Akajan 787059
    Dist. Dhemaji, Assam
    Email: shakti_collective@yahoo.com, sathyasree1974@yahoo.com

    General CONTACT for eGovINDIA and INDIA RTI:
    Rajshekhar Bhujanga
    93412-69913

    [The Convener of E KAVI Human Rights Committee; Former HR Head in Several Corporations; Worked in different types of economy/Service like Central Government Public Sector, Private Sector Multinational, NGO and Military]

  33. egovindia said

    To: “eGov NORTHEAST”

    CC: “D. Dutta” , “CIC Lakhimpur” , “cic telahi” , “cic Narayanpur” , “CIC Bihpuria” , “cic karunabari” , “cic Nauboicha” , “cic Baginodi” , “cic Ghilamara” , “cic Dakhuakhana” , dibyanlp@yahoo.com, “dio lakhim”

    From: “egov northeast”

    Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 06:33:34 -0800 (PST)

    Subject: [eGovNORTHEAST] 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST to NETWORK for eGovernance, ICT Develoment for Northeast, Localization of Languages,

    eGov NORTHEAST
    _________________________________________________________________
    eGovINDIA, E KAVI, 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

    eGovNORTHEAST and eGovINDIA wants to build a strong team in NORTHEAST with the help of 487 CIC’s. We want all of you to tell all other CIC’s to join the group. All CIC’s involvement is essential for successful group.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO all of YOU.

    This is V. M. Kumaraswamy MBA, in business since 1971. Founder and Moderator of India’s largest e-governance yahoo-group under the title eGovINDIA. You can reach this group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA

    eGovINDIA is a group dedicated to promoting true e-governance in India, consisting of members from all walks of life from within INDIA and the World over. Many State Ministers and senior bureaucrats of India are members of this group. We do have lawyers, social activists, freelance writers and journalists in the group. The group is meant for serious activists only. Casual members are not allowed to join the group. The group is also moderated by an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer. As on date, the ! group has nearly 2680 members.

    The focus of this group is true e-governance and use of open source technology in e-governance. The members of this forum have a passion to see a truly e-governed India, resulting in transparency and easy access to government services by the common man, notably the depressed class people (so called untouchables), women and people living in far flung and difficult areas of India.

    `Right to Information Act will empower common people’. An inalienable right conferred on citizens. The eGovINDIA and INDIA RTI Consortium strongly advocate that ALL Governance in INDIA needs NRTI Act 2005 implemented effectively and properly to follow RTIA which means Responsibility, Transparency, Integrity and Accountability.

    The RTI legislative intent is clear; People are entitled to know how their money is spent. The onus is on all of us to make the Act work. In effect, therefore, the right conferred on the citizen is an exhaustive one. It allows them to assess and examine every government decision, to study the reasons recorded by the government for taking a particular step, and to utilise information so gathered to ensure that government acts in a transparent and just manner.

    Indeed, the preamble to the RTI Act puts it well when it says, “democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information” and adds these “are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed”.

    eGovINDIA’s subsidiary groups:
    India WhistleBlower Act: The Action Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIA_WBA
    Exclusive Discussion Group on! Judicial and Legal Reforms in INDIA. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUDICIALREFORMS
    Right to Information in INDIA discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIARTI
    —————-

    Localization of Languages which is a MUST for EFFECTIVE Implementation of eGovernance, RTI Act and all other Acts of INDIA.

    There are 18 to 20 official STATE languages in INDIA.

    Only 5 % in INDIA speak English. Only 30 to 40 % in INDIA knows Hindi.

    85 % to 90 % of people speak there own STATE LANGAUGE. We need to CATER to these people. This should happen in INDIA. GOI needs to think about this for it’s future. Real RTI Activists who are in the field knows about this problems.

    Right to Info Act hits language barrier
    http://dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=9593

    Minister Dayanidhi Maran Says Only FIVE percent speak ENGLISH in INDIA. SO 95% of population needs to know RTI rules and regulations in different Languages of INDIA.
    _________________

    DARPG Guidelines:

    E-mail is an efficient and timely communication tool used to carry out departmental activities and to conduct business within the Government of India, with business partners and with citizens. E-mail has become an important component of any office automation system. It expedites exchange of information, speeds up the decision making process and reduces paperwork, resulting in increased productivity, reduced costs and better delivery of services and programme’s.

    http://darpg.nic.in/Content/Guidelines-emailDec04.doc
    __________________________________________

    Right to information and obligations of public authorities

    3 Subject to the provisions of this Act, all citizens shall have the right to information.

    4 (1) Every public authority shall—
    (a) maintain all its records duly catalogued and indexed in a manner and the form which facilitates the right to information under this Act and ensure that all records that are appropriate to be computerized are, within a reasonable time and subject to availability of resources, computerized and connected through a network all over the country on different systems so that access to such records is facilitated;
    ___________

    How can we work together to STRENGTHEN all CCI’s in NORTHEAST.

    What are essential requirements of CIC’s?

    We need to hear from all of you the facts. So that we all can join and plan for those together.

    Expecting replies from all of you.

    Thanks
    Sincerely

    V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA.
    Founder and Moderator of eGovNortheast

    INDIA RTI and eGovINDIA.

    CONTACT:

    Rajshekhar Bhujanga
    93412-69913

    [The Convener of E KAVI Human Rights Committee; Former HR Head in Several Corporations; Worked in different types of economy/Service like Central Government Public Sector, Private Sector Multinational, NGO and Military]

    Please visit E KAVI Group websites:
    E KAVI website at: http://www.ekavi.org
    E KAVI -Most popular yahoo group of Karnataka at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ellaKAVI
    Largest e-governance yahoo-group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA
    Right to Information in INDIA discussion group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIARTI
    Judicial and Legal Reforms in INDIA at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUDICIALREFORMS
    India Whistle Blower Action Group at: http://grou

  34. egovindia said

    To: “eGov NORTHEAST”

    From: “egov northeast”

    Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 18:36:32 -0800 (PST)

    Subject: [eGovNORTHEAST] 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST to NETWORK for eGovernance, ICT Develoment for Northeast, Localization of Languages,

    eGov NORTHEAST
    _________________________________________________________________

    eGovINDIA, E KAVI, 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

    Hello CIC’s of Northeast,

    eGovNORTHEAST and eGovINDIA wants to build a strong team in NORTHEAST with the help of 487 CIC’s. We want all of you to tell all other CIC’s to join the group. All CIC’s involvement is essential for successful group.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO all of YOU.

    This is V. M. Kumaraswamy MBA, in business since 1971. Founder and Moderator of India’s largest e-governance yahoo-group under the title eGovINDIA. You can reach this group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA

    eGovINDIA is a group dedicated to promoting true e-governance in India, consisting of members from all walks of life from within INDIA and the World over. Many State Ministers and senior bureaucrats of India are members of this group. We do have lawyers, social activists, freelance writers and journalists in the group. The group is meant for serious activists only. Casual members are not allowed to join the group. The group is also moderated by an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer. As on date, the ! group has nearly 2680 members.

    The focus of this group is true e-governance and use of open source technology in e-governance. The members of this forum have a passion to see a truly e-governed India, resulting in transparency and easy access to government services by the common man, notably the depressed class people (so called untouchables), women and people living in far flung and difficult areas of India.

    `Right to Information Act will empower common people’. An inalienable right conferred on citizens. The eGovINDIA and INDIA RTI Consortium strongly advocate that ALL Governance in INDIA needs NRTI Act 2005 implemented effectively and properly to follow RTIA which means Responsibility, Transparency, Integrity and Accountability.

    The RTI legislative intent is clear; People are entitled to know how their money is spent. The onus is on all of us to make the Act work. In effect, therefore, the right conferred on the citizen is an exhaustive one. It allows them to assess and examine every government decision, to study the reasons recorded by the government for taking a particular step, and to utilise information so gathered to ensure that government acts in a transparent and just manner.

    Indeed, the preamble to the RTI Act puts it well when it says, “democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information” and adds these “are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed”.

    eGovINDIA’s subsidiary groups:
    India WhistleBlower Act: The Action Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIA_WBA
    Exclusive Discussion Group on! Judicial and Legal Reforms in INDIA. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUDICIALREFORMS
    Right to Information in INDIA discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIARTI
    —————-

    Localization of Languages which is a MUST for EFFECTIVE Implementation of eGovernance, RTI Act and all other Acts of INDIA.

    There are 18 to 20 official STATE languages in INDIA.

    Only 5 % in INDIA speak English. Only 30 to 40 % in INDIA knows Hindi.

    85 % to 90 % of people speak there own STATE LANGAUGE. We need to CATER to these people. This should happen in INDIA. GOI needs to think about this for it’s future. Real RTI Activists who are in the field knows about this problems.

    Right to Info Act hits language barrier
    http://dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=9593

    Minister Dayanidhi Maran Says Only FIVE percent speak ENGLISH in INDIA. SO 95% of population needs to know RTI rules and regulations in different Languages of INDIA.
    _________________

    DARPG Guidelines:

    E-mail is an efficient and timely communication tool used to carry out departmental activities and to conduct business within the Government of India, with business partners and with citizens. E-mail has become an important component of any office automation system. It expedites exchange of information, speeds up the decision making process and reduces paperwork, resulting in increased productivity, reduced costs and better delivery of services and programme’s.

    http://darpg.nic.in/Content/Guidelines-emailDec04.doc
    __________________________________________

    Right to information and obligations of public authorities

    3 Subject to the provisions of this Act, all citizens shall have the right to information.

    4 (1) Every public authority shall—
    (a) maintain all its records duly catalogued and indexed in a manner and the form which facilitates the right to information under this Act and ensure that all records that are appropriate to be computerized are, within a reasonable time and subject to availability of resources, computerized and connected through a network all over the country on different systems so that access to such records is facilitated;
    ___________

    How can we work together to STRENGTHEN all CCI’s in NORTHEAST.

    What are essential requirements of CIC’s?

    We need to hear from all of you the facts. So that we all can join and plan for those together.

    Expecting replies from all of you.

    Thanks
    Sincerely

    V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA.
    Founder and Moderator of eGovNortheast

    INDIA RTI and eGovINDIA.

    CONTACT:

    Rajshekhar Bhujanga
    93412-69913

    [The Convener of E KAVI Human Rights Committee; Former HR Head in Several Corporations; Worked in different types of economy/Service like Central Government Public Sector, Private Sector Multinational, NGO and Military]

    Please visit E KAVI Group websites:
    E KAVI website at: http://www.ekavi.org
    E KAVI -Most popular yahoo group of Karnataka at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ellaKAVI
    Largest e-governance yahoo-group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA
    Right to Information in INDIA discussion group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIARTI
    Judicial and Legal Reforms in INDIA at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUDICIALREFORMS
    India Whistle Blower Action Group at: http://grou

  35. egovindia said

    Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 17:03:03 -0800 (PST)

    From: “egov northeast”

    Subject: 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST to NETWORK for eGovernance, ICT Develoment for Norteast, Localization of Languages,

    To: utpaldass@yahoo.co.in, ku2_bach@yahoo.com, lemtys@yahoo.com, asm_morongi@yahoo.co.in, nendelhi@vsnl.net, nadir_hazarika@yahoo.co.in, z_lungdoh@yahoo.co.in, tinkumoni_borah@yahoo.co.in, abl_mokit4@yahoo.co.in, vivekdeka@yahoo.com, ring_de_terror@yahoo.co.in, tolukpotom@yahoo.co.in, tutusarmah@yahoo.com, arn-pongchauwakka@cic.nic.in, manashjyoti2000@yahoo.com, bing_zong2000@yahoo.co.in, nalinee04@yahoo.co.in, hareswar_assam@yahoo.co.in, lin_27march@indiatimes.co, lining_t@yahoo.co.in

    CC: “eGov Northeast” , rajabhujanga@yahoo.com

    eGov NORTHEAST
    _________________________________________________________________

    eGovINDIA, E KAVI, 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

    eGovNORTHEAST and eGovINDIA wants to build a strong team in NORTHEAST with the help of 487 CIC’s. We want all of you to tell all other CIC’s to join the group. All CIC’s involvement is essential for successful group.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO all of YOU.

    This is V. M. Kumaraswamy MBA, in business since 1971. Founder and Moderator of India’s largest e-governance yahoo-group under the title eGovINDIA. You can reach this group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA

    eGovINDIA is a group dedicated to promoting true e-governance in India, consisting of members from all walks of life from within INDIA and the World over. Many State Ministers and senior bureaucrats of India are members of this group. We do have lawyers, social activists, freelance writers and journalists in the group. The group is meant for serious activists only. Casual members are not allowed to join the group. The group is also moderated by an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer. As on date, the ! group has nearly 2680 members.

    The focus of this group is true e-governance and use of open source technology in e-governance. The members of this forum have a passion to see a truly e-governed India, resulting in transparency and easy access to government services by the common man, notably the depressed class people (so called untouchables), women and people living in far flung and difficult areas of India.

    `Right to Information Act will empower common people’. An inalienable right conferred on citizens. The eGovINDIA and INDIA RTI Consortium strongly advocate that ALL Governance in INDIA needs NRTI Act 2005 implemented effectively and properly to follow RTIA which means Responsibility, Transparency, Integrity and Accountability.

    The RTI legislative intent is clear; People are entitled to know how their money is spent. The onus is on all of us to make the Act work. In effect, therefore, the right conferred on the citizen is an exhaustive one. It allows them to assess and examine every government decision, to study the reasons recorded by the government for taking a particular step, and to utilise information so gathered to ensure that government acts in a transparent and just manner.

    Indeed, the preamble to the RTI Act puts it well when it says, “democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information” and adds these “are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed”.

    eGovINDIA’s subsidiary groups:
    India WhistleBlower Act: The Action Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIA_WBA
    Exclusive Discussion Group on! Judicial and Legal Reforms in INDIA. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUDICIALREFORMS
    Right to Information in INDIA discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIARTI
    —————-

    Localization of Languages which is a MUST for EFFECTIVE Implementation of eGovernance, RTI Act and all other Acts of INDIA.

    There are 18 to 20 official STATE languages in INDIA.

    Only 5 % in INDIA speak English. Only 30 to 40 % in INDIA knows Hindi.

    85 % to 90 % of people speak there own STATE LANGAUGE. We need to CATER to these people. This should happen in INDIA. GOI needs to think about this for it’s future. Real RTI Activists who are in the field knows about this problems.

    Right to Info Act hits language barrier
    http://dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=9593

    Minister Dayanidhi Maran Says Only FIVE percent speak ENGLISH in INDIA. SO 95% of population needs to know RTI rules and regulations in different Languages of INDIA.
    _________________

    DARPG Guidelines:

    E-mail is an efficient and timely communication tool used to carry out departmental activities and to conduct business within the Government of India, with business partners and with citizens. E-mail has become an important component of any office automation system. It expedites exchange of information, speeds up the decision making process and reduces paperwork, resulting in increased productivity, reduced costs and better delivery of services and programme’s.

    http://darpg.nic.in/Content/Guidelines-emailDec04.doc
    __________________________________________

    Right to information and obligations of public authorities

    3 Subject to the provisions of this Act, all citizens shall have the right to information.

    4 (1) Every public authority shall—
    (a) maintain all its records duly catalogued and indexed in a manner and the form which facilitates the right to information under this Act and ensure that all records that are appropriate to be computerized are, within a reasonable time and subject to availability of resources, computerized and connected through a network all over the country on different systems so that access to such records is facilitated;
    ___________

    How can we work together to STRENGTHEN all CCI’s in NORTHEAST.

    What are essential requirements of CIC’s?

    We need to hear from all of you the facts. So that we all can join and plan for those together.

    Expecting replies from all of you.

    Thanks
    Sincerely

    V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA.
    Founder and Moderator of eGovNortheast

    INDIA RTI and eGovINDIA.

    CONTACT:

    Rajshekhar Bhujanga
    93412-69913

    [The Convener of E KAVI Human Rights Committee; Former HR Head in Several Corporations; Worked in different types of economy/Service like Central Government Public Sector, Private Sector Multinational, NGO and Military]

    Please visit E KAVI Group websites:
    E KAVI website at: http://www.ekavi.org
    E KAVI -Most popular yahoo group of Karnataka at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ellaKAVI
    Largest e-governance yahoo-group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA
    Right to Information in INDIA discussion group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIARTI
    Judicial and Legal Reforms in INDIA at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUDICIALREFORMS
    India Whistle Blower Action Group at: http://grou

  36. egovindia said

    To: a-lakhim@nic.in, “Bora, Sidharth (GTI AIS OPS)” , “Devasish Bora” , ne-cell@aidindia.org, “Partha Gogoi”

    CC: northeastindia@yahoogroups.com, “Friends” , itassam@yahoogroups.com, “CIC Lakhimpur” , “cic telahi” , “cic Narayanpur” , “CIC Bihpuria” , “cic karunabari” , “cic Nauboicha” , “cic Baginodi” , “cic Ghilamara” , “cic Dakhuakhana” , dibyanlp@yahoo.com, “dio lakhim”
    From: “D. Dutta”

    Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 13:11:32 -0800

    Subject: Re: [NorthEastIndia] Re: Potential for greater interaction and networking

    Thanks a lot for your encouragement. CIC has potential to contribute to NE with large nos. of computer literate rural youths, infrastructure with satellite broad band connectivity, Uninterrupted power supply, a few clients with server etc. A few major websites on CICs i.e. http://cicserver.nic.in(to monitor the activities of CIC), http://cicvisuals.nic.in/(for visual daily attendance) , http://www.cic.nic.in(the centralized CIC portal) and many others.

    CIC operators are working towards knowledge revolution in rural area and establishing a virtual knowledge Society in NE through their Network. CIC is working as Rural Knowledge Centre and a Common Meeting Ground for rural youths/ SHGs etc. Several NGOs viz. North East High Tech Society, People Advance & Rural technology, People for Animals, Subansiri Khabalu Dev Society, Community Development Forum – Dhkk ( constituted by students of CIC) are working in tandem with CIC.

    Our plan is to introduce e-governance and other common services in CIC so as to make CIC as a back-end office of companies/ govt/ educational institutions in rural area which will create employment opportunities for educated unemployed rural youths as well as will be utilized as rural knowledge power house.

    So far , we would be pleased if you can suggest us how/ where we can utilized our large pool of computer literate rural youths . Once broad band connectivity is established in rural area ( the progress of (Assam) State Wide Area Network Project is very slow), we may think for out sourcing services to rural area.

    Sincerely

    D. Dutta

  37. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com

    From: asm-dimoria@cic.nic.in

    Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 11:51:54 +0530 (IST)

    Subject: Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] 487’s CIC’s are REAL STAKEHOLDERS of Northeast to implement eGovrenance and RTI Act and all Citizen Friendly Services. // DO NOT SIGN MOU’s with NGO’s. NGO’s are not REAL STAKEHOLDERS./// Regularize the job of all 487 CIC Centers Operators and Employees.

    Mr.Kumaraswamy,

    At the outset i would like to thank you on behalf of all the CIC operators of Assam for showing your keeness towards CIC project.

    As you you know very well the amount of effort and dedication given by The CIC operators for making this project a grand success.

    Hope with the wellwishers like you, together we can request our Government to adopt a long term view of this project and accord it a permanent status.

    With regards,
    Nadir Hussain Hazarika
    CIC Operator, CIC Dimoria

  38. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com

    CC: egovnortheast@yahoogroups.com

    From: asm-hailakandi@cic.nic.in

    Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 11:03:25 +0530 (IST)

    Subject: Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] CIC Playing important Role in ICT

    Friend yea we too agree with u all. We also must hav to consult some
    renoune IT people who really admire us ie CIC & CICO of NE. And such high profile people are in yahoo groups viz: Mr.kumaraswami, Mr. P. Dutta we also consult with them about their view & others.

    Iqbal

  39. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com

    From: “rahul khan”

    Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 09:38:24 +0000 (GMT)

    Subject: Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] CIC Playing important Role in ICT

    Dear Friend,

    Thank you for thinking about our future of all CICO, I am fully agree with you for DHARNA , becoz without any protection we will not reach any solution.

    With Regards,
    Abdul Mokit,
    CICO,
    CIC,Lakhipur Dev, Block.
    Lakhipur,Goalpara
    Cell No 9435253642.

  40. egovindia said

    Forwarded Message

    Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 00:23:09 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “profulla Hazarika”
    Subject: Appeal to CM ,Govt of Assam
    To: cm@assamgov.org, secretary@mit.gov.in, dash@hub.nic.in, nandita@hub.nic.in, sio-asm@hub.nic.in, pagarwala@mit.gov.in, vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, egovnortheast@yahoogroups.com

    To
    Honorable Chief Minister
    Govt. of Assam

    Sir,
    We have learnt from the news published on 12 April, 2006 in ‘Protidin’ that as per MOU the financial assistance so far extended to CICs in Assam expires. Now these CICs have either to be managed and finaced by our state or be asked the central govt. to extend the period of expiry of MOU. So far we have the information our state has not prepared any mangement model for smooth running of the CICs which are most beneficial for public and significantly important for the state goverment.

    Running of the CICs on no-loss way is quite possible. Rather CICs can be profitably manage by the state govt. in addition to utilising them in serving the state / District administration . As such, considering all these aspects we reason that CICs in the state needs invariably to be placed under the state goverment.

    We appeal your kind consideration of macro aspect of CICs management .

    Yours sincerely,

    A citizen of the state,
    P.Hazarika (Prof of Economics, Demow college)
    Kushal path ,Demow
    (Siv) , Assam

  41. egovindia said

    Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 03:50:40 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “Probin Dutta”
    Subject: CIC-THE ICT OF NE
    To: vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com
    CC: egovnortheast@yahoogroups.com

    Dear Kumaraswamy

    Thank you for sending the e_mail to ALL CIC. Lots of E_mail has come from different CICs to me. CIC Operators has expressed their hanging future in the respective mails. It really hurts me. We cannot push them in a dark future.

    CIC is the only unique IT infrastructure of the North East and employed 974 youth. CIC is working ‘Two way Mode’ in entire region.

    One is to disseminating different services to the people and make strong the globalize revolution. Another is to developing the economy to reducing the unemployment problem.

    So, all of we have to find out a better solution to sustained CIC and its Operators. The Government assistance is very much needed for it

    Probin Dutta

  42. egovindia said

    Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 12:02:47 +0530 (IST)

    Subject: Re: [Cic-asm] Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST to NETWORK foreGovernance, ICT Develoment for Northeast, Localization of Languages,

    From: asm-itakhuli@cic.nic.in

    To: “Dibya”

    CC: “egov northeast” , info@assamtribune.com, mailaji@sify.com, protidin1@sancharnet.in, cic-asm@lsmgr.nic.in, editor@sentinelassam.com

    Sir,
    After seeing your letter I feel that your points are true
    because
    we have done lots till today since the establishedment of the
    CIC’s in the North East. After the CIC established the rural
    people get lots of benefits from it, now the questions is of our
    future, because we do our duty truly and improve the IT sector in
    most backward part of India i.e North East the administration
    should prize to give our jobs regularization. Since the North
    Eastern region always neleglected by the Central so we fight
    against them then we will get success. On behalf of all the CIC
    operators of North East I request to you to think of us and give
    valuable suggestions.

    Thanking you,
    Debajit Sharma
    CICO, Itakhuli,Tinsukia

  43. egovindia said

    Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 11:02:53 +0530 (IST)

    Subject: Re: [Cic-asm] Community Information Centre- a few lines

    From: asm-saikhowa@cic.nic.in

    To: “Dibya”

    CC: “egov northeast” , egovindia@yahoogroups.com, egovassam@yahoogroups.com, cic-asm@lsmgr.nic.in, northeastindia@yahoogroups.com, “Partha Gogoi” , dios@assam.nic.in, “Devasish Bora” , ne-cell@aidindia.org, “Bora, Sidharth (GTI AIS OPS)” , itassam@yahoogroups.com, “Friends” , assam@assamnet.org

    Sir,
    Thanks for the letter. The point you have focused are absolutely
    true
    . Since last 5 yrs most of CIcs in assam have done lots for the Rual
    mass and till now all the CIC operators are at stake.They all are
    thinking of their future , what will be the next. On behalf of all the
    CIC operators of N.E I request all of you to think of us and give
    suggessions and comments.

    Thanking you,
    Rajib. L. Borah,
    CICO, Saikhowa

  44. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com

    From: “S Debnath”

    Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 07:29:58 -0000

    Subject: [eGovNORTHEAST] CIC Playing important Role in ICT

    Dear Friends,

    First of all I wish U and UR Family welwisher a Happy New Year 2006.

    It is very strange as State Govt.showing their poor interest for the
    CICs mater.As a result around 438 CICO’s future hanging in
    uncertainties. I know that all the CICO are eager to know any
    positive outcome for the survival of CICs future from the movement
    of AACICEA.But friend we should not expect much on the political
    diplomacy and bureaucracy becoz they never say “NO” in any query
    rather we should think slightly different before Assembly Election.
    Time has come to raise our voice in democratic & systematic way with
    people’s participation through media, News Paper, Press conference.
    Even we can sit one day for DHARNA in Dispur with at least 219
    CICO’s of Assam as I think . So that we can expose ourself to the
    people of Assam for the greater interest of Assam.

    Don’t know I am right or wrong in my views but at
    least I will expect that CICO’s will do something positively for the
    betterment of our future. Because we should think now before it too
    late.

    Regards

    Mr. S. Debnath
    CICO
    CIC Bokajan, Karbi Anglong District.
    Assam
    Cell No. 9435167111.

  45. egovindia said

    Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 14:23:56 +0530

    From: “P.P Shrivastav”

    To: “egov northeast”

    Subject: Re: 487’s CIC’s are REAL STAKEHOLDERS of Northeast to implement eGovrenance and RTI Act and all Citizen friendly services. // Let the information go to doorsteps of people.

    Dear Shri V. M. Kumaraswamy,

    Thanks for your email, which is very timely at least for us.

    From the experience gained in the first phase of mass contact programme for Vision NER-2020, we are keen to utilise the IT infra-structure already available in CICs. They could also play a role in establishing communication links with the local community in areas where works funded by NEC are in progress.

    With their enthusiasm and initiative, the two NIC Officers attached to NEC Secretariat (Shri Nongkhlaw and Mrs Passah) have been of immense help to us in developing useful programmes and running training classes. I had mentioned the point regarding the role that CICs could play in our programmes. Could we all meet on Tuesday the 24th January around 1100 hrs to discuss how best we could make use of CICs?

    Thanks

    P P Shrivastav
    Member NEC.

    On 1/20/06, egov northeast wrote:

    NEC SECRETARIAT,
    NONGRIM HILLS,
    SHILLONG-793003

    The North Eastern Council Secretariat
    Nongrim Hills, Shillong 793003 Meghalaya
    Phone: (0364)-2522643
    Fax: (0364)-2522652
    Email: necsect@shillong.meg.nic.in

    Ref: 487’s CIC’s are backbone of Northeast to implement eGovrenance and RTI Act and all Citizen friendly services. // Let the information go to doorsteps of people. DO NOT SIGN MOU’s with NGO’s. CIC’s are there to provide the services thorugh these centers Govt. needs to make a move on this. Regularize the job of all 487CIC Operators and Employees.

    We are writing this letter on behalf of all 487 CIC centers Employees and Operators. We want you to make these centers as SHOWCASE for the rest of the country. All the following information in this email is gathered through email letters of different CIC’s and personal contacts of CIC’s.

    Our efforts are to make these 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST as REAL STAKEHOLDERS in implementing the eGovernance, RTI act and other Citizen Centric services through these CIC centers.

    The CIC (Community Information Centre ) project was started under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) and was launched in August, 2002 with the help of State Government for extending ICT services to the rural people of the NE Region. The 487 CIC’s in the 8 North Eastern States including Sikkim.

    Every CIC is well equipped with Good Infrastructure including one Server machine, five Client system, VSAT connectivity , two UPS (1KVA & 2KVA), one Laser Printer, one Dot Matrix Printer, one Web Camera, one TV with IRU (for video broadcasting) and are run by two Skilled Person.
    CIC’s are playing an important role in the block level for the development of rural masses. CIC center of each District should be included as part of the district Administration’s eGovernance scheme.
    We have come to know that DRISTEE FOUNDATION a Delhi based NGO has already signed a M. O. U. with the respective district administration of Sonitpur, Lakhaimpur for the implementation of e- governance. WHY THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN ? What would they know? No deals to be handed out like this. DO NOT FORGET THE REAL STAKEHOLDERS.

    CICs are already there in each Block of the District with Govt. provided infrastructure and man power, the CICs can cater to the peoples need in a batter manner than an NGO and also to the Govt’s effort proper implementation of the e-governance program. We would like to develop IT Awareness among the masses and pace with the rest of the world like other states of India such as Karnataka where the people are already getting benefits from the projects like BHOOMI. We would like to be a part of the e-governance program and in taking our district ahead in the process of India becoming a knowledge power as envisioned in the planning commission’s INDIA VISION 2020 document.
    CIC’s have been providing services and facilities under following categories:-
    Rural Cyber Cafe.
    Computer Training Program
    Online PAN & TAN Card Services.
    IT support to the Government. (BPL Data Entry, Election Duty.)
    Distance Education.
    Public Oriented Service.
    Online Information Regarding Health, Education, Banking, Railway Reservation & Enquiry.
    ‘ASHA farmers’ registration. (to facilitated versatile information of agriculture)
    Unemployed Youth Registration.
    Regular Weather Report.
    Public Distribution Report.
    Market Price Information of Agricultural Commodity.
    Digital Photography.
    Online Conference.
    Software and Web page Development
    Income Certificates for cultivators/farmers

    Income Certificate for services holders
    Land holding certificates
    Certificate copy of Electroal roll
    PRC for Higher Education

    Recently Hon. Chief Minister launched Assam Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium for the development of the farmers of Assam. The registration of the Farmer is going on through the CIC.
    Through the Computer awareness training’s by CIC’s the IT knowledge among people is gradually developing. This should continue. Through these 487 CIC’s Northeast can become a force i the area for YOUTHS, SHG’s and others to know more information and gather information at all block levels.

    Delivering E- Governance Service through CIC:-
    Delivering E- Governance may be defined as delivery of Govt. Services and Information to the Public using Electronic means. Using IT in Government Services is an efficient speedy and transparent process for disseminating Information to the public and other agencies and for performing Govt. Administration Activities.
    What will happen if CIC not continue after 5 years ?
    CIC’s are in rural remote areas of NE Region. The facility of Satellite based Communication System of CIC’s help remote masses in various respects of IT development. After completion of this project, the Ultimate Rural Masses are going to suffer.
    By the services of CIC’s the IT knowledge is gradually developing among rural masses. They are getting Internet services in a minimal cost.
    The reliable Internet Communication System through VSAT, help students to collect their Information about various examination, results, education information, career guidance, downloading various forms etc.
    Now through ASHA Service farmer registration and unemployed youth registration brings a great revolution among the rural people in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Pisci Culture and Business Marketing. They are getting every day market price list in CIC.
    All Operators have been served in fix pay since inception of this project. Operators are dedicating their most vital part of life in this job for bringing the IT to the Rural masses. The value of commodities and services has been increased for the last three years. So we on behalf of all CIC Operators would like to request our government through you to give us some incentive from state Govt. as DA / Security of Livelihood. It will give us really encourage doing more hard works.
    The main Objective of Establishing such CIC Centres is to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT services) to the Rural masses in NORTHEAST. After spending such a huge Amount (nearly 200 Crores), the government have not introduce the services through CIC.
    We also want to request the following information need to be available at all 487 CIC’s for the benefit of people of NORTHEAST as per the RTI Act 2005.

    1. Information on health plan spending and the new plans on NRHM – National rural health mission is not available on the State Govt. website. These should be made available at all CIC’s NETWORK in TRIPURA State for the people in each BLOCK can access the information easily.

    2. How each STATE Government is going to spend and allocate FUNDS allotted by Central Govt. to Districts, Blocks and Villages ? These information need to be available at all CIC’s for the benefit of People of NORTHEAST.

    3. The break up of health spending under various departments say health, allocations to the PHC’s, CHC’s etc. All of these need to be made available at all 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST STATES.
    We would like to request you to use your good office to regularize the job of all CIC Operators under the IT department of the STATE or requesting to Govt. Of India to adopt all CIC Operators to continue this Service under Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Govt. of India.
    We, as a group request for your kind consideration all these points for better future of CIC and ICT infrastructure of Block level. Without CIC, IT –empowerment at the grassroots level will not be possible, because CIC is the only Government oriented ICT infrastructure of Block Level.
    NEC’s action will certainly boost to do better work in all of these 487 CIC’s in NORTHEAST.
    As citizens of India and as a group, we all of us on behalf of CIC Operators waiting for your decision in favor of CIC and CIC Operators.
    Expecting a reply from you all.

    Thanks
    Sincerely

    V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA
    eGovNortheast Group and eGovINDIA Group.

    All CIC Centers, CIC Associations, NRI’s of NORTHEAST,

  46. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com

    CC: asm-bachimari@cic.nic.in, asm-pubmongaldoi@cic.nic.in, asm-kalaigaon@cic.nic.in, asm-bhargaon@cic.nic.in

    From: “cic Khairabari”

    Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 09:36:19 +0530 (IST)

    Subject: Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] Digest Number 29

    Dear Madam,

    Good Morning, The mailing address of all Assam CIc is
    cic-asm@lsmgr.nic.in // asm-asm@cic.nic.in ,

    Thank you

    Regard’s

    Kandarpa Sarma
    Community Information Centre,
    Khairabari, Udalguri, Assam
    Telephone No.- 03711-277377(o)94351-85115(M)
    Email- asm-khairabri@cic.nic.in
    tutusarmah@yahoo.com
    Date:-21/01/2006

    Pratul Kalita
    > Dear Mr. Nandan Hazarika,
    >
    > Thanks a lot for your suggestion. We would be happy to have CIC people
    > in the session..Can you send me the names and addresses and contact nos
    of the concerned persons of CICs…I will write to them.
    >
    > regards
    > pratul kalita
    > AIM- Guwahati
    >
    > eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com wrote:
    > There are 2 messages in this issue.
    >
    > Topics in this digest:
    >
    > 1. Re: Lecture on Cyber security by US Expert : To be organized by
    AIM-Guwahati
    > From: asm-debatoli@cic.nic.in
    > 2. Sub:- Request to implement the e- governance scheme involving the
    CICs
    > of Moriga
    > From: “khandakar_mustaque”
    > ___________
    >
    > Message: 1
    > Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 11:05:27 +0530 (IST)
    > From: asm-debatoli@cic.nic.in
    > Subject: Re: Lecture on Cyber security by US Expert : To be organized by
    AIM-Guwahati
    >
    > Sir,
    >
    > Why not you can expecting participants from CIC also excluding Assam
    Electronics Development Corporation, STPI- Guwahati,IIE, DOEACC, Assam
    Carbon, ASEB, Indian Railways( NF Railway), CRIS etc.
    > Pliz invite CIC Operators also for the lecture. This is only my
    > request.
    >
    > Regards..
    > Nandan Hazarika
    > CICO, Debitola Dev.Block
    >
    > Dear all,
    >> New Year Greetings to you!
    >> On Monday, February 13, 2006, at 2:00PM we are going to organize a
    lecture by Mr.Bill Brown, an expert on the management of cyber systems.
    As you are aware, with the greater use of computers, management today,
    both public and private sector, needs to safe guard their cyber space
    from tampering or other misuse. This is of particular importance for
    infrastructure systems, and for production lines, and financial
    operations. Mr. Brown will make a presentation that showcases how
    management ensures cyber space in U.S.
    >> We are expecting participants from Assam Electronics Development
    Corporation, STPI- Guwahati,IIE, DOEACC, Assam Carbon, ASEB, Indian
    Railways( NF Railway), CRIS etc.
    >> The venue has not been finalized yet. I will let you know the same. I
    seek your valued suggestions in this regard.
    >> Pratul Ch. Kalita
    >> Assam Institute of Management
    >> Ph ( 0361) 2654815
    _______________________

    >
    > Message: 2
    > Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 07:12:37 -0000
    > From: “khandakar_mustaque”
    > Subject: Sub:- Request to implement the e- governance scheme involving
    the
    > CICs of Moriga
    >
    > To
    > The Deputy Commissioner, Morigaon.
    > Morigaon (Assam)
    >
    > Dated 19/01/06
    > Sub:- Request to implement the e- governance scheme involving
    > the CICs of Morigaon District.
    >
    > Respected Sir,
    > We have the honour to state you that we Cic
    > Operator of Morigaon District would like to be a part of the district
    Administration’s E-governance scheme.The CICs have been working as a
    part of the district Administration and have the sufficient
    > infrastructure and trained manpower that are already giving some citizen
    centric services. They are in constant touch with the people at the
    grass root level. So, if a part of the E-governance such as providing
    various certificates etc. to the people is delegated to the CICs,it will
    not only help the CICs but also the rural people who would be benefited
    by getting the required documents in a much
    > convenient manner. If E-Subhidha as a part of the E-governance
    > program is implemented through the CICs,the rural people can avail
    different certificates issued by the District Administration at their
    doorsteps.E-Subhidha has been launched on 27/02/2004 in two Dev. Blocks
    namely Jarua and Agomoni in Dhubri District of Assam and
    > presently it is running at different Districts of Assam Viz.
    > Sibsagar, Dibrugarh,Tinisukia,Golaghat, Jorhat etc.This presently
    provides five numbers of citizen centric services these are
    > 1) Certificate copy of Electoral Roll,
    > 2) PRC for higher Education.
    > 3) Land holding certificates.
    > 4) Income certificates for service holders and
    > 5) Income certificate for cultivators/farmers.
    > But we have come to know that DRISTEE FOUNDATION a Delhi based
    > NGO has already signed a M.U. with the respective district
    > administration of Sonitpur, Lakhaimpur for the implementation of e-
    governance. As the CICs are already there in each Block of our
    > District with Govt. provided infrastructure and man power, the CICs can
    cater to the peoples need in a batter manner than an NGO and also to the
    Govt’s effort proper implementation of the e-governance
    > program.We would like to develop IT Awareness among the masses and pace
    with the rest of the world like other states of India such as Karnataka
    where the people are already getting benefits from the projects like
    BHOOMI. We would like to be a part of the e-governance program and in
    taking our district ahead in the process of India becoming a knowledge
    power as envisioned in the planning commission’s INDIA VISION 2020
    document.
    > Therefore we there by request you to implement the e-
    > Governance scheme involving the 5 (Five) CICs of Morigaon district. With
    Regards.
    >
    > Yours Faithfully
    >
    > 1)Sri. Hareshwar Baishya (President AMDCICs A)
    > ( CIC Operator Mayang Dev. Block.)
    >
    > 2)Sri. Arabinda Saikia (Vice-President AMDCICs A)
    > (CIC Operator Moirabari Dev. Block)
    >
    > 3) Khandakar Mustaque Ahmed (Secretary AMDCICs A)
    >
    > (CIC Operator Laharighat Dev. Block)
    >
    > On Behalf of All Morigaon District CICs Association.

  47. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com

    From: “Pratul Kalita”

    Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 08:04:25 +0000 (GMT)

    Subject: [eGovNORTHEAST] Thanks for the overwhelming response: Ref: Lecture on Cyber security

    I would like to offer my heartiest thanks to th following persons for their overwhelming response for attending the lecture by Bill Brown on Cyber security organised by AIM on 13th Feb:

    A. Abhijeet ( CICO, Lumbajong),
    Manish Sil (CICO- Chinthong),
    Nadir Hussain Hazarika( CICO-Dimoria),
    S. Debnath( CICO-Bokajan)
    Nandan Hazarika( CICO-Debitola)

    THANKS YOU MR. KUMARASWAMI FOR THE INITIATIVE YOU ARE TAKING.

    Kindly note the following details once again:

    Date: 13th Feb 2006
    Time: 2 Pm
    Venue: Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture

    Please motivate other CICOs you know to participate. Please feel free to contact me over telephone if needed.

    Thank you all

    pratul ch. kalita
    Ph:(0361) 265 4815

  48. egovindia said

    Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 12:12:08 +0530 (IST)

    Subject: we will be highly greatfull.

    From: asm-lumbajong@cic.nic.in

    To: egovnortheast@yahoo.com

    CC: pratul_Kalita@yahoo.co.in

    Sir,

    We will be highly greatfull if you can arrange a online video coverage
    of
    the same lecture based on Cyber lecture by Mr.Bill Brown on 13deb 2006.
    As
    some of the CICO may not attend the same, because of the forthcoming
    election.

    Regards,
    A-Abhijeet
    CICO, Lumbajong.
    +919435066533

  49. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com

    From: “khandakar_mustaque”

    Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 06:59:08 -0000
    Subject: [eGovNORTHEAST] Regarding lecture of Mr. Bill Brown

    Dear Mr. Pratul.
    Though we r the family member of egovNortheast group so I am
    interested to attend the lecture on 13/02/06.And hope one lecture
    regarding CIC must be held.

    with regards

    khandakar Mustaque Ahmed.
    CIC.Laharighat Dev. Block.
    Morigaon(Assam)
    Cell No=9435065525

  50. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com

    From: asm-brupshi@cic.nic.in

    Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 11:23:39 +0530 (IST)

    Subject: Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] Invitation to all CIC’s to attend the Lecture on Cyber security by US Expert : To be organized by AIM-Guwahati

    Dera Mr. Kalita,
    Thanks for invitation. I will attend on seminar.

    Regards
    Nikhilesh Das,
    Rupshi CIC, Kalgachia, Barpeta

  51. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com

    CC: egovnortheast@yahoogroups.com

    From: “bachchu paul”

    Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 09:15:41 -0800 (PST)
    Subject: Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] CIC Playing important Role in ICT

    Dear all,
    Me too agree with this brilliant propasal. This is the right time to expose ourselves Infront of the Government and the people of ASSAM.
    We are in remote place so whatever decision you take I am with you all

    Thanking You
    Bachchu
    CIC-Katlicherra

  52. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com

    From: “rahul khan”

    Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 09:19:03 +0000 (GMT)

    Subject: Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] Regarding lecture of Mr. Bill Brown

    Dear Mr. Pratul.
    Thank you for inviting us as a member of egovNortheast group. so I am interested to attend the lecture of Mr Bill Brown at Vivekanda Kendra of Culture Institute at 2 P.M.on 13/02/06.

    With Regards,

    Abdul Mokit.
    CICO,
    CIC- Lakhipur Dev. Block.
    Lakhipur,Goalpara.

  53. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com

    From: “rahul khan”

    Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 09:38:24 +0000 (GMT)

    Subject: Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] CIC Playing important Role in ICT

    Dear Friend,
    Thank you for thinking about our future of all CICO, I am fully agree with you for DHARNA , becoz without any protection we will not reach any solution.

    With Regards,
    Abdul Mokit,
    CICO,
    CIC,Lakhipur Dev, Block.
    Lakhipur,Goalpara
    Cell No 9435253642.

  54. egovindia said

    To: secydoner@nic.in, dspoonia@nic.in, haripaliwal@nic.in, ajendra.mishra@nic.in, bbala@nic.in, c.laldinliana@nic.in, sajalmittra@hotmail.com, asahai@nic.in, surender.kumar@nic.in, pr.meshram@nic.in, sk.nayyar@nic.in, bb.samaddar@nic.in, lb.tuolte@nic.in

    CC: ep.murli@nic.in, nsr.krishnan@nic.in, suresh.ds@nic.in, dhanpatt.singh@nic.in, rc_ap@vsnl.in, rescm-mn@hub.nic.in, rescm-mg@hub.nic.in, zoram@indiatimes.com, necsect@shillong.meg.nic.in, “eGov NORTHEAST” , “NorthEast India”

    From: “egov northeast”

    Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 05:23:49 -0800 (PST)

    Subject: [eGovNORTHEAST] Fwd: 487’s CIC’s are REAL STAKEHOLDERS of Northeast to implement eGovrenance and RTI Act and all Citizen Friendly Services. // DO NOT SIGN MOU’s with NGO’s. NGO’s are not REAL STAKEHOLDERS./// Regularize the job of all 487 CIC Centers Operators and Employees.

    487’s CIC’s are REAL STAKEHOLDERS of Northeast to implement eGovrenance and RTI Act and all Citizen Friendly Services. //

    DO NOT SIGN MOU’s with NGO’s. NGO’s are not REAL STAKEHOLDERS.///

    Regularize the job of all 487 CIC Centers Operators and Employees.

    —————————-

    IT could the key to North-east’s growth: DONER
    New Delhi: Information technology sector could be the key to growth of the north-eastern region, a top official from the Ministry of Development of North East Region (DONER) said.

    Speaking at a seminar on “Investment Opportunities in Information Technology Sector in NER”, Ministry of DoNER Joint Secretary H K Paliwal said, “North-east is the only region in the country to have IT access up to block levels. IT sector can be utilised for the growth of this region”.

    He said it was for the local youth to make use of Community Information Centre, set up by the IT ministry in 457 blocks of the region, for training and information purposes.

    However, though the region’s infrastructure had improved, the amount of investment inflow in IT to the region remained low, North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi) CMD K N Hazarika said.

    To attract IT investors to the region, Hazarika offered 13,000 sqare feet of developed space for setting up BPO centre in Guwahati, besides assuring financial assistance to entrepreneurs having viable projects.

    He also said NEDFi- a financial institution- was ready to act as a facilitator for those who wanted to open up firms in the region.

    Pointing out that 30 per cent of the employees working in IT enabled services sector of the country belonged to North East, Hazarika said they could be urged to come back and chip in to develop the IT sector of the region.

    Also speaking on the ocassion IIT (Guwahati) Director Gautam Baruah said the presence of IIT should give filip to the software development centre, but added not enough engineers were available in the region.
    ___________________________________________________

    Venkat Kumaraswamy wrote:Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 18:13:24 -0800 (PST)
    From: Venkat Kumaraswamy
    Subject: 487’s CIC’s are REAL STAKEHOLDERS of Northeast to implement eGovrenance and RTI Act and all Citizen Friendly Services. // DO NOT SIGN MOU’s with NGO’s. NGO’s are not REAL STAKEHOLDERS./// Regularize the job of all 487 CIC Centers Operators and Employees.
    To: secydoner@nic.in, dspoonia@nic.in, haripaliwal@nic.in,
    ajendra.mishra@nic.in, bbala@nic.in, c.laldinliana@nic.in,
    sajalmittra@hotmail.com, asahai@nic.in, surender.kumar@nic.in,
    pr.meshram@nic.in, sk.nayyar@nic.in, bb.samaddar@nic.in, lb.tuolte@nic.in,
    ep.murli@nic.in, nsr.krishnan@nic.in, suresh.ds@nic.in,
    dhanpatt.singh@nic.in, rc_ap@vsnl.in, rescm-mn@hub.nic.in,
    rescm-mg@hub.nic.in, zoram@indiatimes.com, necsect@shillong.meg.nic.in
    CC: eGov Northeast ,
    “egovnortheast@yahoo.com” , vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com

    January 21st 2006

    TO: NORTHEAST STATES MINISTRY
    DONER, NEC, Resident Commissioners

    Ref: 487’s CIC’s are REAL STAKEHOLDERS of Northeast to implement eGovrenance and RTI Act and all Citizen Friendly Services. // Let the information go to doorsteps of people. DO NOT SIGN MOU’s with NGO’s. NGO’s are not REAL STAKEHOLDERS. CIC’s are there to provide the services thorugh these centers Govt. needs to make a move on this. Regularize the job of all 487 CIC Centers Operators and Employees.

    We are writing this letter on behalf of all 487 CIC centers Employees and Operators. We want you to make these centers as SHOWCASE for the rest of the country. All the following information in this email is gathered through email letters of different CIC’s and personal contacts of CIC’s.

    Our efforts are to make these 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST as REAL STAKEHOLDERS in implementing the eGovernance, RTI act and other Citizen Centric services through these CIC centers.

    The CIC (Community Information Centre) project was started under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) and was launched in August, 2002 with the help of State Government for extending ICT services to the rural people of the NE Region. The 487 CIC’s in the 8 North Eastern States including Sikkim.

    NIC has done so much by establishing these 487 CIC’s in NORTHEAST and now do not go and give it to NGO’s. These NGO’s are not the REAL STAKEHOLDERS. Let CIC’s and LOCAL People of NORTHEAST participate.

    Every CIC is well equipped with Good Infrastructure including one Server machine, five Client system, VSAT connectivity , two UPS (1KVA & 2KVA), one Laser Printer, one Dot Matrix Printer, one Web Camera, one TV with IRU (for video broadcasting) and are run by two Skilled Person.

    CIC’s are playing an important role in the block level for the development of rural masses. CIC center of each District should be included as part of the district Administration�s eGovernance scheme.

    CIC’s and others have come to know that DRISTEE FOUNDATION a Delhi based NGO has already signed a M. O. U. with the respective district administration of Sonitpur, Lakhaimpur for the implementation of e- governance. WHY THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN ? What would they know ? No deals to be handed out like this. DO NOT FORGET THE REAL STAKEHOLDERS.

    CICs are already there in each Block of the District with Govt. provided infrastructure and man power, the CICs can cater to the peoples need in a batter manner than an NGO and also to the Govt�s effort proper implementation of the e-governance program.

    These 487 CIC’s can be used to develop IT Awareness among the masses and pace with the rest of the world like other states of India such as Karnataka where the people are already getting benefits from the projects like BHOOMI. These 487 CIC’s should be a part any e-governance program of NORTHEAST and in taking each district in NORTHEAST ahead in this process and in becoming a knowledge power as envisioned in the planning commission�s INDIA VISION 2020 document.

    CIC’s have been providing services and facilities under following categories:-
    Rural Cyber Cafe.
    Computer Training Program
    Online PAN & TAN Card Services.
    IT support to the Government. (BPL Data Entry, Election Duty.)
    Distance Education.
    Public Oriented Service.
    Online Information Regarding Health, Education, Banking, Railway Reservation & Enquiry.
    �ASHA farmers� registration. (to facilitated versatile information of agriculture)
    Unemployed Youth Registration.
    Regular Weather Report.
    Public Distribution Report.
    Market Price Information of Agricultural Commodity.
    Digital Photography.
    Online Conference.
    Software and Web page Development
    Income Certificates for cultivators/farmers

    Income Certificate for services holders
    Land holding certificates
    Certificate copy of Electroal roll
    PRC for Higher Education

    Recently Hon. Chief Minister launched Assam Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium for the development of the farmers of Assam. The registration of the Farmer is going on through the CIC.

    Through the Computer awareness training’s by CIC’s the IT knowledge among people is gradually developing. This should continue. Through these 487 CIC’s Northeast can become a force i the area for YOUTHS, SHG’s and others to know more information and gather information at all block levels.

    Delivering E- Governance Service through CIC:-

    Delivering E- Governance may be defined as delivery of Govt. Services and Information to the Public using Electronic means. Using IT in Government Services is an efficient speedy and transparent process for disseminating Information to the public and other agencies and for performing Govt. Administration Activities.
    What will happen if CIC not continue after 5 years ?
    CIC’s are in rural remote areas of NE Region. The facility of Satellite based Communication System of CIC’s help remote masses in various respects of IT development. After completion of this project, the Ultimate Rural Masses are going to suffer.
    By the services of CIC’s the IT knowledge is gradually developing among rural masses. They are getting Internet services in a minimal cost.
    The reliable Internet Communication System through VSAT, help students to collect their Information about various examination, results, education information, career guidance, downloading various forms etc.
    Now through ASHA Service farmer registration and unemployed youth registration brings a great revolution among the rural people in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Pisci Culture and Business Marketing. They are getting every day market price list in CIC.
    All Operators have been served in fix pay since inception of this project. Operators are dedicating their most vital part of life in this job for bringing the IT to the Rural masses. The value of commodities and services has been increased for the last three years. So we on behalf of all CIC Operators would like to request our government through you to give us some incentive from state Govt. as DA / Security of Livelihood. It will give us really encourage doing more hard works.
    The main Objective of Establishing such CIC Centres is to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT services) to the Rural masses in NORTHEAST. After spending such a huge Amount (nearly 200 Crores), the government have not introduce the services through CIC.

    CIC’s and also others want to request the following information need to be available at all 487 CIC’s for the benefit of people of NORTHEAST as per the RTI Act 2005.

    1. Information on health plan spending and the new plans on NRHM – National rural health mission is not available on the State Govt. website. These should be made available at all CIC’s NETWORK in TRIPURA State for the people in each BLOCK can access the information easily.

    2. How each STATE Government is going to spend and allocate FUNDS allotted by Central Govt. to Districts, Blocks and Villages ? These information need to be available at all CIC’s for the benefit of People of NORTHEAST.

    3. The break up of health spending under various departments say health, allocations to the PHC’s, CHC’s etc. All of these need to be made available at all 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST STATES.

    We would like to request you to use your good office to regularize the job of all CIC Operators under the IT department of the STATE or requesting to Govt. Of India to adopt all CIC Operators to continue this Service under Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Govt. of India.

    We, as a group request for your kind consideration all these points for better future of CIC and ICT infrastructure of Block level. Without CIC, IT �empowerment at the grassroots level will not be possible, because CIC is the only Government oriented ICT infrastructure of Block Level.
    NEC’s action will certainly boost to do better work in all of these 487 CIC’s in NORTHEAST.

    As citizens of India and as a group, we all of us on behalf of CIC Operators waiting for your decision in favor of CIC and CIC Operators.

    Expecting a reply from you all.

    Thanks
    Sincerely

    V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA
    eGovNortheast Group and eGovINDIA Group.

    All CIC Centers, CIC Associations, People of NorthEast.

    NRI’s of NORTH EAST INDIA all around the world.

  55. egovindia said

    To: NorthEastIndia@yahoogroups.com
    CC:
    From: uzzalhazarika@oil.asm.nic.in

    Date: Fri, Mar 17 2006 9:38:01 GMT+0530
    Subject: [NorthEastIndia] Introduction(NE India)

    Name:Uzzal Hazarika
    Place of Origin: Golaghat
    Current Location: Duliajan
    School: Govt BHS School,Golaghat
    College: Cotton college, Assam Engg College,
    XIM-Bhubaneswar
    Professional Degree: BE (Elect), PGDM (XIM-B)
    Current Job: Suptdg engineer(Elect), OIL INDIA LTD,Duliajan
    Hobbies/Interest:Playing TT, travelling,
    Contact Numbers:94350-38423(M),0374-2807885(R)

  56. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com

    CC: asm-udalguri@cic.nic.in, asm-khairabari@cic.nic.in, asm-bachimari@cic.nic.in, asm-majbat@cic.nic.in, asm-sipajhar@cic.nic.in, asm-dalgaonsilmari@cic.nic.in, asm-rowtachariali@cic.nic.in, asm-pubmongaldoi@cic.nic.in, asm-pachimmangaldai@cic.nic.in, asm-kalaigaon@cic.nic.in, asm-bhargaon@cic.nic.in

    From: asm-bhargaon@cic.nic.in

    Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 12:53:39 +0530 (IST)

    Subject: Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] EKAVI and eGovINDIA’s Letter to Mr. Sam Pitroda of National Knowledge Commission on eGovernance in INDIA and States in INDIA //

    Sir,

    Your letter to CICs is really an encouraging one for the people who really want to serve people. e-governance would be great milestone for the upliftment of the village people if it can be implemented in the true meaning of the term.

    Your effort will definitely be a great inspiration for us the CIC operators for we always been advocating that the CICs in North-east have the good infrastructure to implement e-governance because CICs are set up in every block of the North-east with V-SAT and these are easily reachable by the village people.

    We, the CIC operators know it very well how much the villagers have to bear all the trouble to go to town to get their work done.

    So, if the govt. really want to uplift the villagers and to save their money and also to make them aware of things then can avail the services of CICs.

    Actually, MCIT had this idea as they said that CICs are meant to bridge the Digital as well as communication gap.

    e-governance would be a big step forward to make the CICs sustainable and important office. We are already offering the services of training,
    printing at cheap govt. price, give information of exam. results, job
    information, online admission, railway ticket reservation, PAN card etc.

    So, we the CICans are in a good position to help to implement
    e-governance. Actually CICs, I would like to repeat that the CICs are set up in rural areas(in every block) for the rural people for their
    upliftment, then why these can not be used for a further step. You sir
    really doing a commendable job. But a team work will really make it more
    easy.

    The CICs under NIC in North-east and Jammu-Kashmir have the right
    infrastructure for that. We the CIC operators are working on a fixed
    salary on a kind of contract for the last four years and it seems to have been a burden on both state as well as central govt. to make the CICs sustainable. Our advocacy in this regard seems to be a futile one so far.

    So, your help in this regard is solicited not that our jobs will be
    confirmed but it will be a boost to the upliftment of the rural people.

    Paresh Kumar Saharia,
    CIC Operator,
    Bhargaon, Darrang, Assam
    e-mail: asm-bhargaon@cic.nic.in
    paresh_saharia@yahoo.com

  57. egovindia said

    Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 03:50:40 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “Probin Dutta”
    Subject: CIC-THE ICT OF NE
    To: vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com
    CC: egovnortheast@yahoogroups.com

    Dear Kumaraswamy

    Thank you for sending the e_mail to ALL CIC. Lots of E_mail has come from different CICs to me. CIC Operators has expressed their hanging future in the respective mails. It really hurts me. We cannot push them in a dark future.

    CIC is the only unique IT infrastructure of the North East and employed 974 youth. CIC is working ‘Two way Mode’ in entire region. One is to disseminating different services to the people and make strong the globalize revolution. Another is to developing the economy to reducing the unemployment problem.

    So, all of we have to find out a better solution to sustained CIC and its Operators. The Government assistance is very much needed for it

    Probin Dutta

  58. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com

    From: asm-bezera@cic.nic.in

    Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 15:19:40 +0530 (IST)

    Subject: Re: DIT – MIT needs to fund 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST and pay the Salarieson regular basis // Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] ” MISSION NEKAC 2007 ” – North East KNOWLEDGE Assistance CENTERS “NEKAC”and promote !!!

    Thanks for your kind anticipation against 487 nos of CIC . during
    these period rural infrastructur gone to rise up very high in north
    east. most peoples of rural areas techanically fit in these period.
    rise up to IT in every rural areas CIC operators fully service against
    rural people.We are totaly fight against all rural people how can
    techanically fit them for IT and also they are competation aginst
    urban level IT section.

    therefore , in this period CIC Operator physically ,maintally fight
    against these project and we are also try to how can CIC project is
    succees.so ,I request to IT Deptt feeling the future against all CIC
    Opeartor.

    Thanking for.
    Ajit Kalita.
    CIC Operator.
    Bezera Dev. Block.
    Assam.

  59. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com

    From: asm-dimoria@cic.nic.in Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2006 10:35:25 +0530 (IST)

    Subject: Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] RTI and E-governance go hand in hand

    Respected Sir,

    At the very outset we would like to pay our sincere thanks for raising our
    problems through your EGovNorthEast yahoo group.

    Sir can we meet to discuss these matters and plan our future course of
    action.

    We are also planning to meet the President and Prime Minister of India.

    If we can get together then surely something good will come our way.

    Please do reply.

    Yours fathfully,
    Nadir Hussain Hazarika
    CICO, CIC Dimoria
    Kamrup Metro, Assam
    asm-dimori@cic.nic.in

  60. egovindia said

    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com
    CC: vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com
    From: “nekib ahmed” Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2006 03:38:52 -0700 (PDT)
    Subject: Re: DIT – MIT needs to fund 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST and pay the Salaries on regular basis // Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] ” MISSION NEKAC 2007 ” – North East KNOWLEDGE Assistance CENTERS “NEKAC”and promote !!!

    Sir
    Thanks for point out the CIC Operators problems and
    needs. Your effort is really appreciatable.
    Sir it is high time to declare a clear vision for CIC
    and its Operators future. CICOs are working hard in
    different segment since its inception. Last Assembly
    Election of Assam, CIC Operators had play a majore
    role to success its IT part. They did updated data,
    designing forms,checking mails and informed respective
    officers etc.
    CIC is a now essential parat of the system, So We hope
    government will have to take a good decision for
    theyer favoure.
    We also request you to giving proper guidence to the
    Government for CIC and its Operators future.
    Job Regularization is really needed for it. Now IT is
    a Important Department for Government, So its people
    should have a regular position.

    Regards
    Nekib Ahmed

  61. egovindia said

    Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 12:57:08 +0530 (IST)
    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com
    From: asm-gamariguri@cic.nic.in
    Subject: My comment about CIC

    Respected sir,

    We would like to forward herewith my comment for your kind information
    and necessary action.

    CICs have been providing services and facilities under following
    categories –

    1. Computer Training
    2. Govt. to Citizen (G2C) Services.
    3. IT support to the Government.
    4. Public oriented Services
    5. Agricultural information to the farmers.
    6. CIC has played an important role in the last Parliamentary
    Election/2004 and Assembly Election/2006.
    7. Railway reservation.
    8. On-line PAN card apply
    9. Providing on-line information of different Government schemes.
    10. Computerization of BPL Data.
    11. Getting Digital Pass port photo and other photo facility.
    12. Rural Cyber Café
    13. Tele-medicine Service.

    We the all CIC operators of Northeast are waiting for fruitful decision
    from our good Government in favour of CIC and CIC Operators.

    Yours faithfully

    Kaustuv Tamuly.
    CIC Operator.
    Gamariguri.
    Golaghat,Assam.

  62. egovindia said

    Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 12:50:31 +0530 (IST)
    To: egovnortheast@yahoogroups.com
    CC: vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, umashankarc@yahoo.com
    From: “CIC JIRIBAM”
    Subject: [Fwd: Sarba Siksha Abhiyan]

    Sir,
    For your kind information

    —————————-
    Original Message
    —————————-
    Subject: Sarba Siksha Abhiyan
    From: “CIC JIRIBAM”
    Date: Mon, June 26, 2006 12:15 pm
    To: sio-man@hub.nic.in
    dstmanipur@hub.nic.in
    Cc: mnimpest@hub.nic.in
    swarna@hub.nic.in
    imphale@man.nic.in
    man-cic@hub.nic.in
    —————————-

    Sir/Madam,
    On Sunday, 25th June, 2006 a computer awareness program performed at
    CIC
    Jiribam in connection with the 5 days Residential Camp for girls
    education as a part of Sarba Siksha Abhiyan. The program attained by 47
    (forty seven) girls students from different Schools from Jiribam CD
    Block.

    I, on behalf of the CIC Jiribam , physically and mentally
    supporting the project (SSA). Even on holiday I attaint the office the
    concerned department/office offered for any fees/allowance for CIC or
    me.

    It is for better future of our society.

    With regards,

    H. Sanatomba
    CIC Jiribam

    ………………………………………….
    CIC Jiribam
    BDO Office, Jiribam- 795 116
    Imphal East District, Manipur

  63. egovindia said

    Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2006 23:26:46 -0700 (PDT)
    To: eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com
    From: “predith sangma”
    Subject: Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] ALL CIC’s and Employees at these 487 CIC’s write a short comment or response here and keep continuing.

    Sir,
    Cic is the doorway to reach to the World,the North East Region is the far away from IT, But We should development for the NE People.Because when freedom fighter from NE region also took part for the freedom.

    Look East Mission also prioty for the NE Region NDA Government cares for the North East the Congress leaders also take same as Vission 2020 is planning to to be “Developed Country” You think without Information Technology can you say it is developed ?” Developed people would laught at us isn’t?

    To develop IT is way to reach instant anywhere …

    So CIC is doing same role to the people.CIc should be taken by the respective State Govt.

    and I wish they should be regularised immeditely.

    Yours faithfully
    Predith T.Sangma
    Resubelpara,
    Meghalaya,India

  64. egovindia said

    Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 16:21:03 +0530 (IST)

    Subject: CIC and Education

    From: “CIC JIRIBAM”

    To: egovnortheast@yahoogroups.com
    CC: vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, umashankarc@yahoo.com

    Sir/Madam,

    On Sunday, 25th June, 2006 a computer awareness program was performed
    at CIC Jiribam in connection with the 5 days Residential Camp for girls
    education as a part of Sarba Siksha Abhiyan. The program was attended
    by 47 (forty seven) girls students from different Schools from Jiribam CD
    Block.

    I, on behalf of the CIC Jiribam , support the project (SSA) physically
    and mentally and as such I attended the office even on holiday. The said
    program was conducted with free of cost at CIC Jiribam. It is for
    better future of our society.

    About the program :

    Program/Course contain: the basic knowledge of how computer work and
    how to operate it, uses of computers in different fields, the role of
    computer in education, and basic knowledge and uses of internet.

    1. Duration of the Program : One day
    2. No. of participants : 47 (forty seven) female students
    3. Class : VI to VIII
    4. Course conducted by : H. Sanatomba, CICO, Jiribam
    5. Course fees : Free of cost
    6. Place : CIC Jiribam, Imphal East District, Manipur
    7. Date : Sunday the 25th June, 2006.

    H. Sanatomba
    CIC Jiribam, Imphal East
    ………………………………………….
    CIC Jiribam
    BDO Office, Jiribam- 795 116
    Imphal East District, Manipur

  65. egovindia said

    To: egovindia@yahoogroups.com

    From: “tanveer wani”

    Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 23:37:46 -0700 (PDT)

    Subject: [eGovINDIA] Regularisation of CIC-Operators in NE & JK.

    Dear all,

    This is a matter of great concern that inspite of better performance and the need of the people of North Eastern States including J&K,the Deptt. of Information Technology is hesitating from ensuring a secure future for CIC Operators.

    These CICs have been providing services in the form of Training,IT Awareness among the students and masses,mailing ,and other informative sevices like uploading the current govt and non govt. helpfull information.

    I think the govt of India and J&K govt is playing a game with the CIC operators.

    The Cic operators are well qualified and have the ability to manage CIC Centre in acheieving the goal of IT revolution in Country.

    I dont think why GOI and J&K Govt fail to decide over future of CIC Operators when they would have reached their age bar i,e 37.

    Most of the CIC Operators working in J&K are 35 aged.When the project would be over there would be no chance for them to apply for a govt job after that.

    I hope that honourable minstriry of Comm & It will have to ponder upon this so as save the future of CIC Operators in various states.

    This is matter of concern for we people in India and in J&K as a whole.

    Tanveer-ul Majid Wani(MCA)

  66. egovindia said

    From: asm-brupshi@cic.nic.in
    Cc: “eGov Northeast” , “egov Assam”
    Date: Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:55 pm
    Subject: Re: [eGovNORTHEAST] All employees at 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST need to respond to this. Tell all to RESPOND.

    Sir,
    CIC become definitely success to close the gap between the N.E. India and
    rest part of the country through various online & offline services since
    the last four years. Besides this CIC have to do more for the community
    and it has to be given more time for its full success.
    Now, CIC have more infrastructure and highly qualified manpower for its
    smooth running. So, it is necessary for more improvement of CIC
    including some G2C services like e-governance with the support of Govt.
    of India for few more years.
    Sir, I also request for the job permanency of CIC operators because
    maximum no. of such personnel’s service age will be expired after one or
    two years. So, if it is continue profit will be in triangle like
    Community by getting services, Govt. by revenue and operators without
    cause of unemployment problem.

    Regards
    NIKHILESH DAS
    Rupshi CIC, Kalgachia, Barpeta, Assam
    Phone: 03666-284405 (O)/287707 (R)

  67. egovindia said

    From: “CIC JIRIBAM”
    Date: Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:43 am
    Subject: [Fwd: Offices closed at Jiribam]

    ———– Original Message ———-
    Subject: Offices closed at Jiribam
    From: “CIC JIRIBAM”
    Date: Wed, June 28, 2006 12:26 pm
    To: sio-man@hub.nic.in
    dstmanipur@hub.nic.in
    Cc: mnimpest@hub.nic.in
    swarna@hub.nic.in
    imphale@man.nic.in
    man-cic@hub.nic.in
    —————————————————–

    Sir/Madam,
    I am very happy to inform you that since Saturday, 24th June, 2006 the
    Govt. offices in Jiribam Sub-Division are locked by the volunteers of
    Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF), Jirbam Branch to provide the basic
    infrastructure of Jiribam Community Health Centre.
    (For more details please visit http://www.thesangaiexpress.com/News_pages/Local_page-09.html)

    But as usual no objection to open CIC as regular instead they appreciated the services offer by CIC to the local people.

    H. Sanatomba
    CIC Jiribam

    ………………………………………….
    CIC Jiribam
    BDO Office, Jiribam- 795 116
    Imphal East District, Manipur
    __________________________________________

    The Sangai Express

    Local News [June 27 2006 ]

    MSF Jiribam intensifies stir
    IMPHAL, Jun 26: As a subsequent step of its movement to provide the basic infrastructure of Jiribam Community Health Centre and in response to the indifference of the authority concerned despite several protest movements like picketing of Government offices in Jiribam, the Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF) Jiri Branch has intensified its stir.

    A statement issued by the Jiri Branch of MSF disclosed that it has kept under lock the ADC office of Jiribam which was earlier left untouched. Moreover for defying its restrictions on the office of Jiribam Block Congress Committee (I), the office was again re-locked today while all the other State offices are still kept locked.

    As of now, the ZEO office of Jiribam is kept bey- ond the purview of the protest movement as it is dir- ectly responsible for sch-ool education in Jiribam, mentioned the statement while cautioning that if the deficiencies of the Jiribam Community Health Centre are not fulfilled immediately , ZEO office might face the same fate as other offices.

    The student body further claimed that all the State machinery in the Jiribam sub-division have been totally paralysed.

    It noted that the Jiribam CHC does not serve only the people of Manipur but also people of many other neighbouring villages including the Manipuris of Barak valley, Assam.

    The student further maintained that all its written complaints and appeals are not to decorate the tables of officers concerned and its protest movements are not meant to entertain the authority concerned.

    If the demands of the Jiribam people are not met by June 30, MSF would impose a 24 hour general strike at Jiribam with effect from 4 am of July 1, warned the student body.

  68. egovindia said

    From: asm-nayaralga@cic.nic.in
    Cc: egovassam@yahoogroups.com, “eGov Northeast” , vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, umashankarc@yahoo.com
    Date: Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:45 am
    Subject: Re: [eGovASSAM] Future of CIC Project

    Dear All,
    At first I would like to thanks Mr. Bachchu Paul for his important
    views. During the last 4 years CIC Project is emerging as a most
    successful one and gets overwhelming response from all sorts of
    people. People from remotest part of north-east India specially
    the people living in high hilly terrain, Char Areas, and other
    geographically isolated areas get the benefit of ICT services as
    mentioned by Mr. Paul. CIC familiarized those people with many
    facets of ICT and now the needs for such services are growing
    among them.

    Regarding the completion of CIC Project I would like state that according to MOU between the Central and State Govt. after the completion of 5 years every State Govt. has to take over the charges of CIC. Now at this stage when the ICT services becoming an indispensable part of our life it will be the responsibility of State Govt. to continue the existence of CIC as there is no other alternative possible for our rural people.

    At present CIC project funded by Central Govt. are running smoothly and are providing ICT services to rural masses. It will be really painful and injustice if CIC will be stopped only because of its maintenance headache
    and shortage of fund.

    Sanjib Sarma
    CICO, Nayeralga Dev. Block
    Bilasipara, Dhubri

  69. egovindia said

    From: asm-pakabatbari@cic.nic.in
    Cc: asm-brupshi@cic.nic.in, asm-bajali@cic.nic.in, asm-barpeta@cic.nic.in, asm-bhabanipur@cic.nic.in, asm-chakchaka@cic.nic.in, asm-changa@cic.nic.in, asm-gobardhana@cic.nic.in, asm-gomaphulbari@cic.nic.in, asm-jalah@cic.nic.in, asm-mondia@cic.nic.in, asm-pakabatbari@cic.nic.in, asm-sarukhetri@cic.nic.in
    Date: Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:30 am
    Subject: Re: [Fwd: [eGovASSAM] All employees at 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST need to respondto this. Tell all to RESPOND.]

    Dear Sir,

    In response to ur query I want to share some of my view points regarding
    CIC and Why 487 CIC job should be permanent.

    CIC is a Project under Ministry of Information Technology, GOI, was set up
    with an aim to provide IT enable services through online and offline
    systems in the year 2002 and it has already completed 4 years. CIC is
    located in every Block HQ. of each District.

    CIC is almost success without any parent department. BUt to make CIC 100%
    successful, the project period must be extended. Our first priority is to
    make the the rural people Computer literate. Then only they will be able
    to understand the use of CIC and what its benefits and what services they
    can avail from CIC.

    As we all know that Education is a never ending process and Government has
    yet to achieve the 100% success on literacy. Same in the case of Computer
    literacy. To make the rural mass Computer Literate CIC Project should be
    extended like DPEP, Sarba Siksha Abhijan Project etc.

    Regarding job permanency, I request the Hon’able Govt. of India and Govt.
    of Assam thruough this mail to permanent our job under any department.
    Because all the 487 CIC operators are under great dilema and also will be
    the case age bar afetr the completion of the project. We all the operators
    are feeling insecurity regarding our job.

    Thanks

    Regards

    Pradip Kumar Nath
    CIC, Pakabatbari, Barpeta, Assam

  70. egovindia said

    From: asm-nayaralga@cic.nic.in
    Cc: egovassam@yahoogroups.com, “eGov Northeast” , vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, umashankarc@yahoo.com
    Date: Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:01 am
    Subject: Re: [eGovASSAM] Future of CIC Project.

    Dear All,

    At first I would like to thanks Mr. Bachchu Paul for his important views.
    During the last 4 years CIC Project is emerging as a most successful one
    and gets overwhelming response from all sorts of people. People from
    remotest part of north-east India specially the people living in high
    hilly terrain, Char Areas, and other geographically isolated areas get the
    benefit of ICT services as mentioned by Mr. Paul. CIC familiarized those
    people with many facets of ICT and now the needs for such services are
    growing among them.

    Regarding the completion of CIC Project I would like state that according
    to MOU between the Central and State Govt. after the completion of 5
    years every State Govt. has to take over the charges of CIC. Now at this
    stage when the ICT services becoming an indispensable part of our life it
    will be the responsibility of State Govt. to continue the existence of
    CIC as there is no other alternative possible for our rural people.

    At present CIC project funded by Central Govt. are running smoothly and
    are providing ICT services to rural masses. It will be really painful and
    injustice if CIC will be stopped only because of its maintenance headache
    and shortage of fund.

    SAnjib Sarma
    CICO,Nayeralga Dev.Block
    Bilasipara, Dhubri

  71. egovindia said

    MEMORANDUM

    Submitted To
    Hon’ble Minister Dayanidhi Maran,
    Hon’ble Minister DONER,

    Hon’ble Members of Parliment of INDIA from NORTHEAST

    By the CIC (Community Information Centre) Operators of Assam

    DATE – 29/06/2006

    We, on behalf of all the CIC Operators of Assam, would like to submit a memorandum for your kind initiative and suggestion for the greater interest of the CIC Project as well as the people of Assam.

    As you are aware that the CIC (Community Information Centre) Project under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) was launched in August, 2002 for extending ICT (Information & Communication Technology) services to the rural people of the country. There are 487 CICs in the 8 (Eight) North Eastern States including Sikkim. Out of which 219 CICs are in Assam.

    CIC is equipped with Computers, VSAT connectivity, Uninterrupted Power Supply, Laser & Dot Matrix Printers and Television sets with IRU (for video broadcasting) and are run by 2 (two) Operators per CIC.

    In the last 3 years & 10 months the CICs have been able to familiarize rural North East with the many facets of ICT.

    CICs have been providing citizen centric services like ———
    Agricultural market information to the farmers.
    Veterinary related teleconsultancy services.
    Providing Information about Different Government Schemes and Forms (like Kutirjyoti,PMRY,Kalpataru, CMSY, old age pension etc)
    On- Line PAN card apply
    Postal Information
    Air & Railway reservation.
    State & National level exam results to the students.
    Educational Information
    Online Share Trading.
    Internet Banking.
    Cell one Duplicate Bill
    On-line Business.
    CIC has played an important role in the last Parliamentary Election, which includes i) uploading latest election results on the web, ii) various data entry works, iii) installation & maintenance of computer hardware & software provided to the election observers.
    Contd…….
    (2)
    Other important contributions which needs special mention like ——–

    Browsing Center : A RURAL INTERNET CAFÉ , where from a student to 70 yrs. old person can surf / chat / mail in a convenient and easy way in support of CIC Operators.
    Training : CICs have been providing computer education to the office staff and local youth ( Employed and unemployed), Teachers, Housewives & students by imparting various Certificate Courses like CCC / DOEACC / IGNOU etc.
    Communication : All the communication is passed through E-Mail among different office, Dist. H.Q. to Sub Division and up to the Circle and vice versa. WT Massage / Official Progress Report / downloadable materials / office messages etc. from the district level authority to the circle level, block level authority are delivered by CICs only.
    B.P.L. Computerization : Each Block, CIC worked for 3 – 4 months by inserting an average of 30-40 Thousand House portfolios.
    Hosting Websites : All CICs have launched their websites, where the local databases in each facet like land revenue, social forestry, agricultural sector, health sector, education is also uploaded by the CIC only.

    Moreover, the Central and State Government has also taken initiative to utilize the CICs as nodal centres for implementation of e-governance.

    Now, slowly and steadily the CICs are becoming an indispensable part of our society as well as the State Government.

    In this regard, we would like to furnish the following few points for your kind consideration and necessary action.

    Regularization of job of the CIC Operators:-

    In this project altogether 438 persons have been employed in Assam and all are working very hard to provide quality service to the rural masses. We have been employed on a contractual basis for 5 (Five) years. This makes our future and the project very uncertain. We would appeal to you in the greater interest of the people of Assam that CICs serve to adopt a long term view of the project and accord it a permanent status. We would also request you to use your good office to regularize the job of all the CIC operators of Assam either under Assam Government or under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Govt. of India.
    Contd……
    (3)
    E-Governance:-
    We would also appeal to you for speedy implementation of e-governance through CICs. CICs is equipped with all necessary infrastructure and manpower for its implementation. Though in few CICs e-governance have been implemented but for its overall success each and every CICs of Assam should be given the responsibility for providing this major service. The Government of Assam can do this without spending a single penny only through CICs.

    Online medical support:-
    We are ready to provide Telemedicine / Teleconsultancy / Online Medical Help. But for that we need your help through the concerned Health Department, Govt. of Assam for necessary services. Here we will go for Video Conferencing but the Govt. of Assam may kindly allot consultant doctors from G.M.C.H. (Guwahati Medical College Hospital). By doing so Assam will be figured in the national / international level in providing ICT services in the rural areas.

    Disaster Management:-
    CICs can play a big role in Disaster Management. CICs are having VSAT connectivity. So in this regard, CICs can be very useful in providing – 1) Weather information, 2) Satellite images, 3) Recent earthquake information, 4) Cyclonic storm warning etc. which we are already providing.

    As you are aware that the then Prime Minister of India Late Rajiv Gandhi had a dream to Computer literate all people residing both in urban and rural India. After 12 years of his Good Office the Project “Community Information Centre” came to the North –Eastern States of India and presently it is extending to Jammu & Kashmir. This Block level IT architecture may achieve the Gandhi’s Dream

    Thus CIC is not just an office but a friend of destitute, a friend of Scholars, a friend of Local Business man, a friend of students and a friend of farmers. So, we think we have to keep alive this institution at any cost.

    We want to take Assam in the global arena. Now, your kind attention will boost the future of CIC’s.

    Yours faithfully,

    Dhruba Jyoti Sarmah
    CIC : RAHA :NAGAON : ASSAM
    On behalf of all the CICO of Assam

  72. egovindia said

    From: asm-ramkrishnanagar@cic.nic.in
    Cc: egovindia@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:06 am
    Subject: Re: [eGovINDIA] Regularization of CIC-Operators in NE & JK.

    Respected Sir,

    The location in difficult hilly terrain and remoteness are the main reasons for the North East being less developed as compared to other parts of India. The lack of a strong communication infrastructure is also a drawback. In today any information is available at the click of a button, an efficient communication infrastructure is a must for sustained
    growth and development.

    Thus, CICs are playing a vital role in facilitating communication and information exchange. They are using technology to its best capacity to improve the lives of the people here and now CIC is going to be so called FRIENDS (Fast, Reliable, Instant, Efficient, and Network for Disbursement of Services) for North Eastern India.

    CIC is a Project under Ministry of Information Technology, GOI, was set up with an aim to provide IT enable services through online and offline systems in the year 2002 and it has already completed 4 years.

    CIC is located in every Block HQ. of each District. CIC is almost success without any parent department. But to make CIC 100% successful, the project period must be extended.

    Our first priority is to make the rural people Computer literate. Then only they will be able to understand the use of CIC and what its benefits and what services they can avail from
    CIC. During the last 4 years CIC Project is emerging as a most successful one and gets overwhelming response from all sorts of people. People from remotest part of north-east India specially the people living in high hilly terrain, Char Areas, and other geographically isolated areas get the benefit of ICT services. CIC familiarized those people with many facets of ICT and now the needs for such services are growing among them.

    Regarding the completion of CIC Project I would like state that according to MOU between the Central and State Govt. after the completion of 5 years every State Govt. has to take over the charges of CIC. Now at this stage when the ICT services becoming an indispensable part of our life it will be the responsibility of State Govt. to continue the existence of CIC as there is no other alternative possible for our rural people.

    At present CIC project funded by Central Govt. are running smoothly and are providing ICT services to rural masses. It will be really painful and injustice if CIC will be stopped only because of its maintenance headache and shortage of fund.

    As we all know that Education is a never ending process and Government has yet to achieve the 100% success on literacy.

    Same in the case of Computer literacy. To make the rural mass Computer Literate CIC Project should be extended like Sarba Siksha Abhijan Project etc. I also request the Central Ministry of Rural Development of GOI please undertake the CIC project under the Panchayat & Rural Development Department.

    Most of the Central fund is released under this department and maximum amount is misused. The CIC infrastructure was set up by the GOI for the rural people of the North East therefore the P&RD department will undertake the project. Government is going to implement the E-Governance in ASSAM.

    On behalf of all the CIC Operators I am requesting all the concerned authorities please include the CIC project under E-governance. Regarding job permanency, I request the Hon’able Govt. of India and All state Govt. through this mail to permanent our job. Because
    all the 487 CIC operators are under great dilemma and also will be the case age bar after the completion of the project. We all the operators are feeling insecurity regarding our job.

    With regards

    Debashish Baishnab
    Ramkrishnanagar CIC
    Ramkrishnanagar Dev. Block
    P.O:-Ramkrishnanagar
    Dist:-Karimganj,Assam
    Phone:94352 – 90376
    email:-asm-ramkrishnanagar@cic.nic.in

  73. egovindia said

    Digital divide bridged but CIC staff stranded
    – DHUBRI

    OUR CORRESPONDENT
    http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060629/asp/northeast/story_6409426.asp

    June 28: Employees of the Community Information Centres (CICs) in this Lower Assam district are facing an uncertain future despite Dispur’s policy to upgrade the administration with e-governance facilities and bridge the rural-urban digital divide.
    The CIC project under the ministry of communication and information technology was launched in Dhubri in August 2002 with the aim of connecting the geographically isolated northeastern states and Sikkim through information and communication technology services.
    There are 487 CICs in the seven northeastern states and Sikkim. Of these, 219 are in Assam.
    A source in the Dhubri CIC said the five-year project funded by the Centre would be completed in the stipulated period. But in the absence of any policy adopted by the state government, CIC operators are facing an uncertain future.
    Ashraful Islam, secretary of Dhubri district unit of the All Assam CIC Operators’ Association, said the concept of CICs had received an overwhelming response from everybody despite Dhubri being a socio-economically backward area.
    Dhubri has 14 CICs and 28 employees. In the past three years and 10 months since their inception, the CICs have become popular with people in the rural areas.
    Islam said since CICs were set up across the district, over 83,000 users had used Internet services.
    He said 2,004 people had so far been trained in computer fundamentals and advance courses by the CICs. The centres earned revenue to the tune of Rs 14,15,151 till March 31, 2006.
    The downside is that the services of CIC operators, who deserve the most credit for the success of the project, continue to be employed on contractual basis for five years.
    “This makes our future and the project very uncertain. In order to get a fair deal from the Centre as well as the state government, the state-level association submitted a memo to the Assam governor and we from Dhubri district handed a memorandum to agriculture minister Pramila Rani Brahma, recently,” Islam said.
    The operators are demanding regularisation of services either under the Assam government or the Union ministry of communication and information technology.

  74. egovindia said

    Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 12:18:38 +0530 (IST)
    Subject: [eGovNORTHEAST] All employees at 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST need to respond to this
    From: “Amguri Dev. Block CIC”

    To: “Venkat Kumaraswamy”

    CC: “eGov Northeast” egovnortheast@yahoogroups.com,
    “egov Assam” egovassam@yahoogroups.com

    Dear Sir,

    The location in difficult hilly terrain and remoteness are the main reasons for the North East being less developed as compared to other parts of India. The lack of a strong communication infrastructure is also a drawback. In today’s era where information is available at the click of a button, an efficient communication infrastructure is a must for sustained growth and development.

    Thus, CICs are playing a vital role in facilitating communication and information exchange. They are using technology to its best capacity to improve the lives of the people here and now CIC is going to be so called FRIENDS (Fast, Reliable, Instant, Efficient, and Network for Disbursement of Services) for North Eastern India.

    CIC is a Project under Ministry of Information Technology, GOI, was set up with an aim to provide IT enable services through online and offline systems in the year 2002 and it has already completed 4 years. CIC is located in every Block HQ. of each District.

    CIC is almost success without any parent department. But to make CIC 100% successful, the project period must be extended. Our first priority is to make the rural people Computer literate. Then only they will be able to understand the use of CIC and what its benefits and what services they can avail from CIC.

    During the last 4 years CIC Project is emerging as a most successful one and gets overwhelming response from all sorts of people. People from remotest part of north-east India specially the people living in high hilly terrain, Char Areas, and other geographically isolated areas get the benefit of ICT services. CIC familiarized those people with many facets of ICT and now the needs for such services are growing among them.

    Regarding the completion of CIC Project I would like state that according to MOU between the Central and State Govt. after the completion of 5 years every State Govt. has to take over the charges of CIC. Now at this stage when the ICT services becoming an indispensable part of our life it will be the responsibility of State Govt. to continue the existence of CIC as there is no other alternative possible for our rural people.

    At present CIC project funded by Central Govt. are running smoothly and are providing ICT services to rural masses. It will be really painful and injustice if CIC will be stopped only because of its maintenance headache and shortage of fund.

    As we all know that Education is a never ending process and Government has yet to achieve the 100% success on literacy. Same in the case of Computer literacy. To make the rural mass Computer Literate CIC Project should be extended like Sarba Siksha Abhijan Project etc. I also request the Central Ministry of Rural Development of GOI please undertake the CIC project under the Panchayat & Rural Development Department. Most of the Central fund is released under this department and maximum amount is misused. The CIC infrastructure was set up by the GOI for the rural people of the North East therefore the P&RD department will undertake the project. Government is going to implement the E-Governance in ASSAM. On behalf of all the CIC Operators I am requesting all the concerned authorities please include the CIC project under E-governance.

    Regarding job permanency, I request the Hon’able Govt. of India and All state Govt. through this mail to permanent our job. Because all the 487 CIC’s operators are under great dilemma and also will be the case age bar after the completion of the project. We all the operators are feeling insecurity regarding our job.

    With regards
    Sirumoni Dutta CICO,
    Amguri CIC Amguri Dev. Block CIC A.H.D.H.S.
    School Campus P.O. Amguri Dist. Sivasagar
    Assam 785680
    Phone: 91-3772-253703
    email: asm-amguri@cic.nic.in

  75. egovindia said

    MEMORANDUM

    Submitted To

    Venkat Kumaraswamy
    By the CIC (Community Information Centre) Operators of Assam

    DATE – 29/06/2006

    We, on behalf of all the CIC Operators of Assam, would like to submit a memorandum for your kind initiative and suggestion for the greater interest of the CIC Project as well as the people of Assam.

    As you are aware that the CIC (Community Information Centre) Project under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) was launched in August, 2002 for extending ICT (Information & Communication Technology) services to the rural people of the country. There are 487 CICs in the 8 (Eight) North Eastern States including Sikkim. Out of which 219 CICs are in Assam.

    CIC is equipped with Computers, VSAT connectivity, Uninterrupted Power Supply, Laser & Dot Matrix Printers and Television sets with IRU (for video broadcasting) and are run by 2 (two) Operators per CIC.

    In the last 3 years & 10 months the CICs have been able to familiarize rural North East with the many facets of ICT.

    CICs have been providing citizen centric services like ———

    Agricultural market information to the farmers.
    Veterinary related teleconsultancy services.
    Providing Information about Different Government Schemes and Forms (like Kutirjyoti,PMRY,Kalpataru, CMSY, old age pension etc)
    On- Line PAN card apply
    Postal Information
    Air & Railway reservation.
    State & National level exam results to the students.
    Educational Information
    Online Share Trading.
    Internet Banking.
    Cell one Duplicate Bill
    On-line Business.
    CIC has played an important role in the last Parliamentary Election, which includes i) uploading latest election results on the web, ii) various data entry works, iii) installation & maintenance of computer hardware & software provided to the election observers.

    Contd…….

    (2)

    Other important contributions which needs special mention like ——–

    Browsing Center : A RURAL INTERNET CAFÉ , where from a student to 70 yrs. old person can surf / chat / mail in a convenient and easy way in support of CIC Operators.
    Training : CICs have been providing computer education to the office staff and local youth ( Employed and unemployed), Teachers, Housewives & students by imparting various Certificate Courses like CCC / DOEACC / IGNOU etc.
    Communication : All the communication is passed through E-Mail among different office, Dist. H.Q. to Sub Division and up to the Circle and vice versa. WT Massage / Official Progress Report / downloadable materials / office messages etc. from the district level authority to the circle level, block level authority are delivered by CICs only.
    B.P.L. Computerization : Each Block, CIC worked for 3 – 4 months by inserting an average of 30-40 Thousand House portfolios.
    Hosting Websites : All CICs have launched their websites, where the local databases in each facet like land revenue, social forestry, agricultural sector, health sector, education is also uploaded by the CIC only.
    Moreover, the Central and State Government has also taken initiative to utilize the CICs as nodal centres for implementation of e-governance.

    Now, slowly and steadily the CICs are becoming an indispensable part of our society as well as the State Government.

    In this regard, we would like to furnish the following few points for your kind consideration and necessary action.

    Regularization of job of the CIC Operators:-
    In this project altogether 438 persons have been employed in Assam and all are working very hard to provide quality service to the rural masses. We have been employed on a contractual basis for 5 (Five) years. This makes our future and the project very uncertain. We would appeal to you in the greater interest of the people of Assam that CICs serve to adopt a long term view of the project and accord it a permanent status. We would also request you to use your good office to regularize the job of all the CIC operators of Assam either under Assam Government or under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Govt. of India.

    Contd……

    (3)

    E-Governance:-
    We would also appeal to you for speedy implementation of e-governance through CICs. CICs is equipped with all necessary infrastructure and manpower for its implementation. Though in few CICs e-governance have been implemented but for its overall success each and every CICs of Assam should be given the responsibility for providing this major service. The Government of Assam can do this without spending a single penny only through CICs.

    Online medical support:-
    We are ready to provide Telemedicine / Teleconsultancy / Online Medical Help. But for that we need your help through the concerned Health Department, Govt. of Assam for necessary services. Here we will go for Video Conferencing but the Govt. of Assam may kindly allot consultant doctors from G.M.C.H. (Guwahati Medical College Hospital). By doing so Assam will be figured in the national / international level in providing ICT services in the rural areas.

    Disaster Management:-
    CICs can play a big role in Disaster Management. CICs are having VSAT connectivity. So in this regard, CICs can be very useful in providing – 1) Weather information, 2) Satellite images, 3) Recent earthquake information, 4) Cyclonic storm warning etc. which we are already providing.

    As you are aware that the then Prime Minister of India Late Rajiv Gandhi had a dream to Computer literate all people residing both in urban and rural India. After 12 years of his Good Office the Project “Community Information Centre” came to the North –Eastern States of India and presently it is extending to Jammu & Kashmir. This Block level IT architecture may achieve the Gandhi’s Dream

    Thus CIC is not just an office but a friend of destitute, a friend of Scholars, a friend of Local Business man, a friend of students and a friend of farmers. So, we think we have to keep alive this institution at any cost.

    We want to take Assam in the global arena. Now, your kind attention will boost the future of CIC’s.

    Yours faithfully,

    Dhruba Jyoti Sarmah
    CIC : RAHA :NAGAON : ASSAM
    On behalf of all the CICO of Assam

  76. egovindia said

    To: egovnortheast@yahoogroups.com
    From: asm-bezera@cic.nic.in
    Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 16:45:39 +0530 (IST)
    Subject: [eGovNORTHEAST] Regarding Regularisation CIC Operator Job.

    To,
    Mr. V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA.

    Respected Sir,

    with reference for various mails regarding regularisation
    the job all the CIC operators North East including Sikkim & J & K .

    We are also so happy for your kind anticipation regarding these matter .

    We would inform State Govt & Local MLA for the infrastructure of CIC .

    In this running 4 yrs Govt Nothing handed over any specific works at CIC .

    But Govt utilized all CIC operator in emergency works like BPL, Election ,PMRY , Flood works data computerisation & DRM Etc .

    Regarding all the works done at CIC a Memorundum also submitted in State Govt & Local MLA also.

    But nothing any positive results getting from the State Govt. till now.

    That Sir, we would claim to Stae Govt or Central Govt please
    thinks a positive attitute featurisation about CIC operator
    jobs and also inform Govt . a specific works handed over at
    CIC how can succeed rural people .

    With Reg,

    Ajit Kalita.
    CIC Operator.
    Bezera Dev. Block.

  77. egovindia said

    From: asm-bhargaon@cic.nic.in

    Cc: Cic-all@cic.nic.in

    Date: Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:35 am

    Subject: Re: [Fwd: [eGovASSAM] All employees at 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST need to respondto this. Tell all to RESPOND.]

    > Dear all,

    No doubt some distinguished services have to be provided to emphasise the importance of CICs.

    But, we have to place our demand to make CICs permanent to avoid its vulnerability. because a hale and hearty mind is important is very important for any work-force.

    I don’t think with mere 5,500.00 rupees a CICan can be satisfied and devote completely to work. It does hamper to work.

    So, govt. should understand the plight of the CICans and importance of IT. CICs could well be included under the deptt. of IT.

    IT at today’s date is an indispensable one to the modern life. And if we really want to proceed with others in this 21st century, govt. must come forward.

    Paresh Kr. Saharia
    CICO, Bhergaon, Darrang.

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