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DIT formed TDIL – I did not get requested information from DIT and TDIL on all RCILTS Locations / 30 days are over / All information needs to be provide at FREE of COST by all RCILTS Locations. // LOCALIZATION of INDIAN LANGUAGES FUNDS SCAM and CORRUPTION by DIT/TDIL by forming RCILTS ? // DIT, TDIL, CDAC and RCILTS are not responding to letters // Right to Information Act 2005 applies to all of these RCILTS Centers and to DIT / TDIL

Posted by egovindia on July 17, 2006

From: “Venkat Kumaraswamy” <vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com>

Subject: DIT formed TDIL – I did not get requested information from DIT and TDIL on all RCILTS Locations / 30 days are over / All information needs to be provide at FREE of COST by all RCILTS Locations. // LOCALIZATION of INDIAN LANGUAGES FUNDS SCAM and CORRUPTION by DIT/TDIL by forming RCILTS ? // DIT, TDIL, CDAC and RCILTS are not responding to letters // Right to Information Act 2005 applies to all of these RCILTS Centers and to DIT / TDIL .
To: pio.dit_hq@mit.gov.in
CC: vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, “V M Kumar” <novamed@aol.com>, “India RTI” <indiarti@yahoogroups.com>, “eGovINDIA Group” <egovindia@yahoogroups.com>

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

India Whistle Blower’s Action Group

Facilitating Emergence of New India:

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

 

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March 24th, 2006

Shri B.B.Bahl,
Joint Director and PIO (RTI)
Office of PIO (RTI)
Room No 1016
Electronics Niketan
Department of Information Technology (DIT)
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
6, CGO Complex, New Delhi

Tel: 011-24301116
Fax: 011-24363099
Email: pio.dit_hq@mit.gov.in

Dear Shri B.B.Bahl,

Sorry to write this long email. This is important for our NATION. Localization of all Languages are important factor in INDIA.

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 programmes.

 

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


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”.


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 language.

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.


Please go through my long email written to DIT, TDIL, RCILTS and others to get information since 2004. NO RESPONSE from any one, expect one from ASSAM RCILTS. That too it is NASTY EMAIL from IIITB, Guwathi, Assam. I will send that copy also to you. No one has provide me any information. I have all the emails written to RCILTS and TDIL and DIT requesting information as per RTI Act 2005.

Who is the PIO who can provide the information for all these RCILTS. It is already passed 30 days to provide me the information as per RTI ACT 2005. All information should be provided at FREE of COST to me and to all members of the eGovINDIA, INDIA RTI, eGov Assam, eGovNORTHEAST, ellaKAVI and other groups. All our group members wants to know about the LOCALIZATION of INDIAN LANGUAGES. DIT has formed this TDIL. TDIL had formed RCILTS and funded for 14 RCILTS Centers. Each one being ONE or Two Crores ( I might be wrong here. Please correct me on this.).

Technology Development for Indian Languages “TDIL”

http://tdil.mit.gov.in/homepage.asp

TDIL

The Department of Information Technology initiated the TDIL (Technology Development for Indian Languages) with the objective of developing Information Processing Tools and Techniques to facilitate human-machine interaction without language barrier; creating and accessing multilingual knowledge resources; and integrating them to develop innovative user products and services.

TDIL Thrust Areas

Translation Support System
Human Machine Interface System
Knowledge Tools
Knowledge Resources
Localisation
Language Technology Human Resource Development

Standardization
(ISCII, Unicode, INSFOC, INSROT)

COPY of my email letter to DIT, TDIL and RCILTS.

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Forwarded Message:

 

Subj: 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 .

 

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

India Whistle Blower’s Action Group

Facilitating Emergence of New India:

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

 

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LOCALIZATION of LANGUAGES is an IMPORTANT ISSUE for all of us in INDIA.

DIT, RCILTS and TDIL have neglected this area !!
YOU ALL CAN SEE THIS from these letters.

Members of the eGovINDIA and INDIA RTI needs to act on this issue and expose the CORRUPTION and SCAM in this area.

MAY 5th, 2005 Letter to DIT / TDIL / RCILTS // NO ANSWER //

Is this what egovernance Secretary and Joint Secretary doing in INDIA.

Joint Secretary of egovernance is worried about how he can promote NISG and his friends in NISG. He has not replied for any of the emails. It shows his negligence on what needs to be done in INDIA. IS HE FIT for the JOB ??

Subject: What is the status of FOURTEEN RCILTS-Resource Centre for Indian Language Technology Solutions FUNDED by TDIL ? Can we get update on this please !!
Date: 5/11/2005 9:15:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com
Reply To:
To: secretary@mit.gov.in, jsegov@mit.gov.in, omvikas@mit.gov.in, sakumar@mit.gov.in, pchopra@mit.gov.in, slata@mit.gov.in, vkumar@mit.gov.in, mjain@mit.gov.in, schandra@mit.gov.in
CC: vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com, novamed@aol.com, minister@mit.gov.in, mos@mit.gov.in
BCC:
Sent on:

Sent from the Internet (Details)

 

Hello TDIL TEAM at DIT

 

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

 

Conceived in the millennium year, The Resource Centre for Indian Language Technology Solutions, Indian Institute of Technology 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 Direction 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
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RCILTS means Resource Centre for Indian 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 Barua
Department of computer Science and engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT ) , Guwahati – 781 001(Assam)
Tel – 0361-2690325 Extn. 2029, 2690321 – 28 (O), 2634121 (R)
E-mail – gb@iitg.ernet.in
Website-www.iitg.ernet.in/rcilts

 

Bangla :

 

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

 

Gujarati :

 

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

 

Gurumukhi :

 

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

 

Hindi :

 

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

 

Kannada :

 

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

 

chairman@mgmt.iisc.ernet.in

 

Malayalam:

 

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

 

Marathi :

 

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

 

Oriya :

 

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

 

Sanskrit :

 

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

 

gvs10@hotmail.com

 

Tamil :

 

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

 

Telugu :

 

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

 

Urdu :

 

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


________________________________________________________________
NO RESPONSE from any one yet !!!
__________________________________________________
______________

TDILDr. Om Vikas
Sr. Director, DIT
Ministry of Communications & IT
Electronics Niketan
6, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi � 110 003

Tel.: +91-11-24363076
email:
omvikas@mit.gov.in

CDAC 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

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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-availability of requisite computing facility �
fonts and software tools � in local languages.
Conscious efforts are being made through UNESCO
in this direction. Certain nations have also initiated
their own programmes to develop information
processing tools and applications in their languages.
India has taken a major initiative towards ensuring
ICT in local languages for rapid socio-economic
development and participation of people at large.
With this backdrop, the national mission on
�Technology Development for Indian Languages�
promoted development of basic information
processing tools and linguistic resources for Indian
languages through academic and government
supported R&D institutions spread over the country.
There are 22 officially recognized languages and 11
scripts in vogue in India. One script may be used for
more than one language. Hence, India is a unique
country with multilingual, multi-script environment.
Although with her talented manpower, India has
emerged as pioneer in Information Technology, with
the ability, to handle turnkey projects from abroad at
lower cost, higher accuracy and at faster pace.
However, purchasing power as compared to
developed nations such as USA is 1/15. In India
illiteracy persist at about 34.6% and literacy in
English is less than 5%. This necessitates support
for R&D in the focused areas to develop basic
information processing technologies and
consolidating and packaging them in user friendly
form and releasing them to the masses for free-use.
This will greatly promote people�s participation in
the process of using this technology and developing
innovative products and services.

 

Besides, the activities towards preparing for knowledge based
society would be through the projects such as cross
lingual information access, multilingual search,
voice-enabled query system, etc. Report on the
release of fonts and basic information processing
tools for Tamil and Hindi entails list of various tools
and linguistic resources being available for free use.
Similar releases will follow for other languages.
ELITEX-2005 showcased the multilingual products
and services under the theme �Grass root
applications using ICT�.


There is lot more in the open domain which needs to
be searched and integrated appropriately into user-friendly
tools/ products for free use in the multilingual environment.
UNESCO downloads covers the free downloadable software
on UNESCO website under different categories such as
Operating System, Digital Library, Development Tools,
Productivity Tools, Science, etc. Identification of such tools
and integrating them into user friendly products and services
for mass use in developing countries is desirable. Prof. R.K. Joshi,
highlights the issues about Font Designing and Font Technology
in the context of complex Indian scripts in great detail in the article
�Indian Language: Font Designing and Font Technology�. The
article on �Smart Fonts� discusses various issues related
to smart font such as what is Smart Fonts, what are different
smart font formats, what is Graphite, why was Graphite developed,
how is Graphite different from OpenType and other complex
script technologies? �LaTex� tool is a powerful macro-based
text formatter written by Donald Knuth, and is popular in the
scientific community. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the
communication and publication of scientific documents. This
is in open domain and can be used for multilingual publication.
The article on �Digital Library of India� describes various
activities like digitization of books, manuscripts, magazines,
journals, etc., and development of Digital Library tools like
Cross-lingual Information Access, Multilingual Crawler, Multimodal
Interface for physically challenged, Automatic search Indexing
tools, Multimodal authoring tools, Text summarization, Folk
songs search and retrieval techniques undertaken at different
centres like CDAC Kolkata, IGNCA Delhi, IIIT Hyderabad,
IIIT Allahabad is covered. Greenstone: a suite of software for
building and distributing fully-searchable, metadata-driven digital
library, digital library collections, and features of ABBYY FineReader 7.0
Professional Edition, optical character recognition (OCR) system,
with high-recognition accuracy and format retention facility are
also described. These basic technologies will enhance IT applications
in local languages and facilitate the country transit from catch-up
phase into competitive phase.

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I request Members of eGovINDIA 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

________________________________________________________________________

 


If you need any more information from me, I will be able to provide that for you.

 

Thanks

Sincerely

signed

V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA

FOUNDER and MODERATOR

eGovINDIA, INDIA RTI, ellaKAVI,

eGovNORTHEAST, eGovASSAM

 

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