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Here I are my comments on 3rd draft (version 2.0) of National Policy on Open Standards for e-Governance, dated May 26, 2009


To

1 Shri Shankar Aggarwal, Joint Secretary (e-Governance) Department of Information Technology

2. Mr. Som Mittal, President, NASSCOM,

3. Vinnie Mehta, Executive Director Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology (MAIT)


Sub : Comments on National policy on Open Standards on E-governance


Dear Sirs,

I have gone through the 3rd draft (version 2.0) of "National Policy on Open Standards for e-Governance, dated May 26, 2009" and I am enclosing my comments after reviewing it.

Para 6.1.4 -

I welcome that the policy document support "Open Standard".

But as per para 6.1.4 - The final decision goes in the hand of "Apex Body on e-governance Standard". This can be a loop-hole where Govt of India may follow multiple standards. Policy document must enforce that the decision process

Having multiple standards is not only dangerous but also a self contradictory term.

Section 6.2

In the case of Non-availability of standards, Govt of India must not adopt any of alternate standard no matter they are temporary, because of following reasons

Section 6.4

Govt of India must not support multiple standards in particular domains. There is no meaning of a having standardization process which is itself leading to more then one standard. Section 6.4 allow multiple standards. The objections are as follows:

Yours sincerely,

Narendra Sisodiya Coordinator, Linux User Group of IIT Delhi Contact - +91 - 9312166995


You can obtain this note in pdf format from - http://narendra.sisodiya.googlepages.com/comments_on_policy.pdf

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