[Fsf-friends] Govt in tie-up with MS launches SWARAJ to manage panchayats

CK Raju, Thrissur ck.thrissur at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 12:31:01 IST 2007

Swaraj - "Swa" here is Microsoft and "raj" should be Government.

Even with all the pomp and gaiety that followed the new *radical* IT
Policy of the Government, the following were the papers forwarded to
the XIV Science Congress from IKM (Information Kerala Mission aliter
Information of Kerala for Microsoft).

The papers are

This shows the potency of Microsoft even as it reveals the impotency
and helplessness of the
IT Department in our State.
CK Raju

On Nov 28, 2007 10:25 AM, Santhosh Thottingal

<santhosh.thottingal at gmail.com> wrote:
> From http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Infotech/Govt_in_tie-up_with_MS_launches_SWARAJ_to_manage_panchayats/articleshow/2576132.cms
> NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday launched an integrated software
> application for managing panchayati raj system in the country.
> The application titled SWARAJ was launched by the Union Minister for
> Panchayati Raj Mani Shankar Aiyar at the Microsoft - Government
> Leadership Summit in the capital on Tuesday.
> ....
>  This application would help overcome the problems of multiple
> applications and absence of proper Management Information Systems
> (MIS), thus making the process of technological implementation in
> rural area easier and more transparent.
> ...
> What is meant by Swaraj?!!!!
> -Santhosh Thottingal
> http://santhoshtr.livejournal.com
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