I chaired a panel on ‘Role of Digital Leaders and Bloggers in eGov 2.0’ at the ICEG and KSS conference in Ahmedabad last week. My presentation was brief, and we had an excellent interactive discussion between the panelists and the audience. This is what DailyBhaskar.com had to say about one of the points I made:
Rajesh Jain, one of the earliest Indian bloggers and a participant at the seminar said, “The government should be the servant and agent of the people. Its restrictive policies must be changed and those that are an infringement of privacy must be pushed back.”
His suggestion about ‘Open Data, Open Government’ was supported by author of ‘Transforming India,’ Atanu Dey and Nikhil Pahwa, editor and publisher of medianama.com.
The speakers said that the government must be transparent and publish all its reports on the web for the people to refer.