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Hi all,

 

Software technology is improving rapidly. India has always one the hubs of software technology. Organizations now have beautiful and effective websites. Why should India lag behind. We have the best minds. But why do government websites show no signs of improvement. Take for example the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme(NVBDCP) website nvbdcp.gov.in and compare with cdc.gov, its counterpart in the US. Why should we have inferior-looking and ineffective websites? We have the money and personnel. How can I pose my questions to NVBDCP so that I not only ask questions but also be able to drive change? This may be true for other websites.

 

Where is the fault. Is it in funding for the websites, red-tapism in recruiting software engineers, inability of software engineers to keep uptodate, lack of enthusiasm of the top decision makers, being too busy with other agenda, not recruiting the best software technicians, being complacent and self-satisfied and not looking to improve? If you were the IT Manager of NVBDCP how would you drive change?

 

How do I frame my questions and how do I ensure that there is time-bound change? Change cannot be guaranteed because we are asking someone else but how do we apply constant pressure? If suggestions are made, how can it be ensured that its is heeded to?

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Application dt......seeking information under RTI Act, filed

Before CPIO, NVBDCP......(as per address given in their website under RTI)

RTI Fee: Indian Postal Order No.....for Rs.10/- fvg: Accounts officer, NVBDCP, payable at New Delhi.

Applicant:.........................................

 

Brief Facts: Website - poor/and old technology being used when compared with counter parts and other websites in Developed Countries.

Information Solicited:

1)Please provide whether the old and not modern technology being used for website was brought to your attention by stake holders.

2)Please provide all such materials, office notes on functioning of website and proposed efforts to modernise the website.

3)Please provide steps initiated and time bound programm if any to modernize the website at par with developed countries and proposed budget involved in the modernisation.

4.Please name of the authority, that has to take action for modernisation, and provide such proposals sent by NVBDCP, their response to those proposals.

 

Place

Date................................Applicant.

(Please file application by Regd., post only, and preserve counterfoil and registration receipt duly pasted on office copy of your application)

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Application dt......seeking information under RTI Act, filed

Before CPIO, NVBDCP......(as per address given in their website under RTI)

RTI Fee: Indian Postal Order No.....for Rs.10/- fvg: Accounts officer, NVBDCP, payable at New Delhi.

Applicant:.........................................

 

Brief Facts: Website - poor/and old technology being used when compared with counter parts and other websites in Developed Countries.

Information Solicited:

 

1)Please provide copy of documents having DETAILS ON technology being used for website

 

2) PLEASE PROVIDE copy of DOC. BY WHICH FUNCTIONING OR NON/poor FUNCTIONING OF WEBSITE was brought to the attention of HOD .

 

3)Please provide copy of all such documents, office notes on NON functioning/POOR functioning of website, IF ANY.

 

4) copy of DOC. ON proposed efforts to modernisING OR IMPROVING the website .PERFORMANCE. (IF ANY)

 

5)Please provide copy of DOCUMENTS HAVING steps initiated AND time bound programs, if any

FOR modernizING the website at par with developed countries.

 

6)PLEASE PROVIDE copy of DOCUMENTS HAVING proposed AND EXISTING budget involved in the modernisation.

 

7).Please PROVIDE copy of DOCUMENTS HAVING name of the THE OFFICER IN CHARGE, that has to take action for modernisation,

 

8) PLEASE provide copy of DOCUMENTS ON MODERNIZATION proposals sent by / TO NVBDCP, AND their response to those proposals.

 

Place

Date................................Applicant.

(Please file application by Regd., post only, and preserve counterfoil and registration receipt duly pasted on office copy of your application) A

 

Above draft has been added with some points .

 

you can consider or look and re correct it if any mistakes and add or delete any point as u wish.

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