MyGov platform is a unique path breaking initiative which was launched on July 26, 2014 by none other than the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. It is a unique first of its kind participatory governance initiative involving the common citizen at large. The idea of MyGov brings the government closer to the common man by the use of online platform creating an interface for healthy exchange of ideas and views involving the common citizen and experts with the ultimate goal to contribute to the social and economic transformation of India.
UNU-EGOV, part of the United Nations University (UNU) and based in the city of Guimarães, north of Portugal, is a think tank dedicated to Electronic Governance; a core centre of research, advisory services and training; a bridge between research and public policies; an innovation enhancer; a solid partner within the UN system and its Member States with a particular focus on sustainable development, social inclusion and active citizenship. UNU-EGOV strives to cement its role as an international reference of excellence in this area, bringing together multidisciplinary and multicultural teams around complex problems and emerging challenges.
The Common Services Centers provide the last mile access to various e-governance services through digital connectivity to translate the dream of Digital India into a reality. A pan-India network, CSCs offer access to e-services, delivering essential government and public utility services, social welfare schemes, financial inclusion services, health care and agriculture services, apart from a host of B2C services. CSCs have also been trying to bridge the gaps in digital literacy and skills of rural citizens through a range of literacy initiatives focused on digital, financial and legal literacy and e-learning and skill development courses.
National Informatics Centre under Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology, Government of India is a premier IT organization of the Government. The Nationwide network of NIC ‘NICNET’ connects government offices at central, state and district level. NIC is offering critical IT infrastructure services to the Government including Network; Data Centres; Cloud; Messaging and Video Conferencing. NIC through its application teams at central and state level has been developing and facilitating a variety of major ICT programmes and projects of the government especially those under the Digital India initiative.
UNESCO is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication. It strengthens the ties between nations and societies, and mobilizes the wider public so that each child and citizen:
• has access to quality education; a basic human right and an indispensable prerequisite for sustainable development;
• may grow and live in a cultural environment rich in diversity and dialogue, where heritage serves as a bridge between generations and peoples;
• can fully benefit from scientific advances;
• and can enjoy full freedom of expression; the basis of democracy, development and human dignity.
The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) is the industry association for the ITBPM sector in India. It was set up in 1988 and registered under the Indian Societies Act, 1860. A not-for-profit organisation funded by the industry, its objective is to build a growth-led, sustainable, technology and business services segment in the country. NASSCOM’s membership has grown over the years to 1900+ and have enabled the association to spearhead initiatives and programmes to strengthen the sector in the country and globally.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 6,500 employees, engaged in sales and marketing, research and development and customer services and support, across nine Indian cities - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. Microsoft is committed to touching and transforming lives and businesses in India through technology.
KPMG was established in India in September 1993, and has rapidly built a significant competitive presence in the country. The firm operates from its offices in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad, and offers its clients a full range of services, including financial and business advisory, tax and regulatory, and risk advisory services.
Tamana is a nongovernmental organization registered in March 1984, New Delhi, India created solely with the purpose of helping the cause of the developmentally challenged and the individuals with Autism. Recognized nationwide today for its contribution in the field of disability and for providing rehabilitative services, Tamana is recognized by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India, Department of Social Welfare; Govt. of NCT Delhi, Rehabilitation Council of India and is registered with the National Trust. Its involvement was accredited and granted a “Special Consultative Status” by the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 2005.
Amrita University is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research university that is accredited ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and is ranked as one of the best research universities in India. The university is spread across five campuses in three states of India – Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, with the University headquarters at Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The university continuously collaborates with top US universities including Ivy league universities and top European universities for regular student exchange programs, and has emerged as one of the fastest growing institutions of higher learning in India.