CITIZEN IT INTERFACE
of Information Act:
i) We must aim at
democracy on line.
blueprint for the Freedom of Information Act is
ready. The Act should be passed at an early date. All
the information available with the NIC network should
be made available to the public except those which
have a bearing on security. The Cabinet decision
which was taken some time ago that NIC should be
enabled to make this information available to the
public should be implemented by additionally
empowering NIC to do so without waiting for the
clearance of the Departments concerned.
people through the use of IT and information
Planning and Implementation:
programme should be made widespread and the database
updated online should be made available to the
public, the Panchayats among others.
PARLIS, CRISP and other such databases should be
updated online over NICNET and access to public
facilitated along with E-Mail entry into the
Governance and Citizen Charter for Effective and
Specific decisions have been taken for earmarking
certain percentage of budget of various Government
Departments/Ministries for Government computerisation
and other IT uses.
Concrete Citizen Charter for effective and Responsive
Administration in terms of time-bound service to
public need to be framed and implemented.
A suitable coordinating and monitoring structure may
be set up to oversee and guide the implementation.