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A DIO’s response and call to inspire

Posted by egovindia on July 29, 2006

Re: DIT – MIT needs to fund 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST and pay the Salary

Re: A DIO’s response and call to inspire

Dear Dutta,
Sorry for the late response.

The CIC has to create innovative ways to engage community at different levels –
in districts and
blocks. if services such as mentioned by Dutta are provided to the community,
the community will
come up and take up the cause on the CICs behalf. This is what I have received
as personal
feedback. Again – this needs to be looked at with a positive light. Of all the
people that I know
in a few districts, nobody seemed to have heard about the CIC. Why? Because
perhaps adequate
publicity has not been made. Its possible that the CIC operators have not been
“oriented” to
involve the communities. From what I could read into the previous message, they
have been busy
with offical work such as elections data gathering, emails etc. Since its a
question of survival
of the CICs, the CIC operators have to come forward and involve the community –
maybe even
transform into North East Knowledge Assistance Centers.

This is one model that the CIC folks as well as the NIC strategy makers can look
at
http://www.nvtc.org/foundation/clubhouses.shtml – the computer clubhouses can be
studied here at

http://www.computerclubhouse.org/

There are only two center in India – Bangalore and Delhi. We should try this in
the NER.

Thanks,
Partha

dutta.d@nic.in wrote:

> 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
>
>
> —– Original Message —–
> From: “nekib ahmed” <nkb786in@yahoo.com>
> To: <eGovNORTHEAST@yahoogroups.com>
> Cc: <vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com>
> Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 4:08 PM
> 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
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > — egov northeast <egovnortheast@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies
> > > (CSDMS) is
> > > organizing a joint conference on:
> > >
> > > 1. E-Gov India (www.egovonline.net/egovindia)
> > > 2. Digital Learning India
> > > (www.digitallearning.in/dlindia)
> > > 3. Indian Telecentre Forum
> > > (www.i4donline.net/indiantelecentreforum)
> > >
> > > The event woud be held at Hotel Taj Palace, New
> > > Delhi from 23 – 25
> > > August 2006. This conference is being organized in
> > > consultation and
> > > collaboration with Ministry of Communication and
> > > Information
> > > Technology, Government of India.
> > >
> > > ABOVE collaboration is a waste of MONEY of GOI !!!
> > >
> > > Please put it to right kind of use !!!
> > >
> > > SUPPORT 487 CIC’s of NORTHEAST STATES.
> > >
> > >
> > > Ministry of Communication and Information
> > > Technology, Government of India. needs to support
> > > the 487 CIC’s and develop them INSTEAD of spending
> > > funds for CONFERENCES at HIGHRISE HOTELS
> > >
> > > DIT-MIT needs to Support the real hardworking CIC
> > > employees of NIRTHEAST CIC centers.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Venkat Kumaraswamy <vmkumaraswamy@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > 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
>
=== message truncated ===

Partha Gogoi
Fairfax, VA

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One Response to “A DIO’s response and call to inspire”

  1. egovindia said

    Dear Sir,

    It is seen that some people and NGOs trying to tackle the CIC’s
    infrastructures because it has more potentials for community developments.
    But for the last four year of services the softwares developed by NIC for
    e-governance work under developing……CIC Operators the few time argued
    the commanding authority to implement G2C, C2G services through CICs that
    it can be facilitates the 100% of rural people…..But some person in the
    top level goining to merged CIC with some NGOs only…..Mr. Gogoi I think
    you need to pressurise the authority to boost the CICs in their own
    identity.

    sincerely,
    Debendra Hazarika
    a dedicated CICians & responsible Indian

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