एक नये साल के शुरुआत में आपका स्वागत है! इससे पहले कि 2018 पूरे जोश व उल्लास के साथ शुरू हो जाये, हम आपको 2017 में अपनी गतिविधियों से परिचित कराना चाहते हैं। इस वर्ष की मुख्य उपलब्धि यह है कि ए.आई. ने बढ़ चढ़ कर ज़मीनी स्तर पर शासन व्यवस्था में अपना योगदान दिया। … Continue reading "2017 में Accountability Initiative"
To digitise aspects of public facilities for the privileged is not hard – they have ready access to multiple bank accounts, are web literate, and possess the latest smartphones for instant connectivity. For the poor and marginalised, who depend on government assistance, digitisation presents a different challenge. In rural Bihar, one of the poorest regions … Continue reading "Digitising Welfare: Some Lessons from Rural Bihar"
Welcome to the start of a brand new year! Before 2018 begins in full swing, we bring you highlights of our activities in 2017. The year marked AI’s increasing contribution to on-ground governance practices. From policymakers, journalists and aspiring development practitioners to field workers implementing critical welfare schemes, we held no holds barred conversations where … Continue reading "Accountability Initiative in 2017: The Year Gone By"
This blog is part of a series on the rollout and progress of e-Governance in India. Last week, the Government of Karnataka announced that it would make the Aadhar number compulsory through legislation. The government said that its draft law would be modelled after the ones enacted in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Haryana. I have been walking the … Continue reading "Whither, e-Governance?"
This blog is part of a series on leadership in the Indian bureaucracy and is based on the experiences of senior bureaucrats. The previous blog can be found here. With his stint in the Girijan Cooperative Corporation of Andhra Pradesh, T. Vijaykumar broke away from the depressing stereotype of a good officer who is in … Continue reading "A bureaucrat’s endeavours bear fruit"