Towards an Expanded and Integrated Open Government Data Agenda for India
Sumandro Chattapadhyay. 2013. Towards an Expanded and Integrated Open Government Data Agenda for India. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV '13), T. Janowski, J. Holm, and E. Estevez (Eds.). ACM, NYC. DOI=10.1145/2591888.2591923
12 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2014
Date Written: August 21, 2013
The paper analyses the recently approved and implemented government data policy (National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy) in India, and identifies the possibility and need of expanding and integrating it within the larger national e-governance and information policy ecosystem. The study draws from an ongoing research project on the Indian government data policy and the roles played by data intermediary organisations. The paper argues that an expanded and integrated open government data agenda will address crucial shortcomings of the national e-governance initiatives in India, and strengthen democratic interactions between the state and citizens through electronic and other means.
Keywords: India,National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy, National e-Governance Plan, Open Data, Open Government Data, Right to Information
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