Social Media to save eGovernance

The Internet is not what it used to be a mere decade ago. With 130 million broadband users in India, it clearly has arrived to higher goals — and obstacles — in its growth path.

via E-governance is passe, i-governance is in – Hindustan Times.

The corridors of power echo hushed allusions to probity, accountability and transparency. NIC won’t let go and the bureaucracy can’t find a way to go around the ‘3-quotation’ process settled before Independence.

Social Audit, Citizen Empowerment, Graft etc. can all be achieved by simply bolting Social Media on eGovernment databases. Sadly the very knowledge that catapulted India into IT superpowerdom is holding the nation back from using technology sensibly and to service the underserved rural citizenry.

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