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aadunika ugadalli kannada-sthitithi gathi

 Dr.Kambar on KSD M$ GoK
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December 6, 2007 Posted by | Dr. Sarojini Mahishi, EkaviSUKAPRO, Govt. of Karnataka - GoK, KAMBARA | Leave a comment

Karnataka Public Library

Karnataka Public Library

http://164.100.80.120/karpublib/

November 18, 2007 Posted by | Govt. of Karnataka - GoK | Leave a comment

E-Governance Articles

E-Governance

  • When will we have e-democracy? (20021225)
  • Change your target, friend (20021225)
  • Give a push to reforms (20021221)
  • AP bags award for e-governance (20021217)
  • Finance Ministry Web site (20021114)
  • Honour for Kerala pavilion at BangaloreIT.Com (20021104)
  • CoOptions Tech designing ASP for rural tracts (20021017)
  • CoOptions Tech designing ASP for rural tracts (20021017)
  • `RTOs more customer-friendly now’ (20020928)
  • HCL Comnet to conduct security audit for AP (20020828)
  • Hummingbird to expand thru’ e-governance (20020824)
  • CDAC to computerise operations (20020808)
  • AP Govt plans call centre for faster G2C services (20020806)
  • IBM India sets up e-government centre (20020726)
  • `Smaller towns are emerging markets for IT industry’ (20020722)
  • E-courts of SC to be operational by Sept (20020703)
  • Most AP Govt procurements to go online in 3 years — Commerce One-led group bags e-sekarana project (20020619)
  • Road to e-governance (20020408)
  • Free software: Solution for e-governance (20020316)
    eWorld
  • Snooze and you lose (20021225)
  • The weather doesn’t matter (20021113)
  • Single window serves best (20021106)
  • Panning out for early miners (20020904)
  • Shining by example (20020904)
  • ‘Tisn’t Fool’s Gold (20020904)
  • Dusty lanes join info highway (20020807)
  • A blueprint for e-seva (20020731)
  • What’s in IT for me? (20020605)
  • Time to cross the bridge (20020424)
  • Artful dodgers can be stumped (20020403)
  • A fresh `draft’ of air (20020220)
  • Helping files find their feet (20020206)
    Government
  • File corruption complaints online (20021227)
  • Snooze and you lose (20021225)
  • Kerala keen on private role in computerisation (20021224)
  • New software for maintaining land records (20021223)
  • TCS develops VAT software (20021223)
  • Framework to expedite e-governance projects (20020708)
  • Paperless office, online monitoring by November (20020520)
  • Paperless office, online monitoring by November (20020520)
  • Paperless office, online monitoring by November (20020520)
  • E-tendering soon to cut project costs (20020515)
    Info-Tech
  • Kerala Govt to extend info kiosk initiative (20021230)
  • Strategy to bridge digital divide (20021221)
  • Mahajan unveils Rs 30-cr e-governance plan — Every State to have model district (20021214)
  • TN: Pay phone, water, power bills under one roof (20021212)
  • We can leapfrog with technology: E-guru (20021211)
  • Centre convenes meet on digitising land records (20021209)
  • Govt plans Rs 40,000-cr e-governance project (20021208)
  • Dr Holmes to chant e-governance mantra (20021207)
  • `Creating economic value key to e-governance success’ (20021205)
  • Uttaranchal, Microsoft ink MoU (20021205)
  • Digital stamping can help cut costs (20021203)
  • TN to expand e-services (20021126)
  • TN Govt to bring more services online (20021126)
  • Gates, Windows and bars (20021126)
  • Ramco to develop, deploy HR system for AP Govt (20021126)
  • Kerala Govt gets new online presence (20021122)
  • US Treasury Secretary lauds State’s social, IT initiatives (20021122)
  • Impact of e-governance will be visible in 2-3 years: Naidu (20021121)
  • Cambodia keen on `Bhoomi’ (20021120)
  • E-governance reaches out to AP villages now (20021116)
  • e-seva initiatives lauded (20021115)
  • Microsoft, Karnataka pact for e-governance portal (20021114)
  • TN Govt working on e-Seva project (20021111)
  • TN Govt working on e-Seva project (20021111)
  • PWD to set up IT cell (20021109)
  • Bangalore set to play host to Microsoft chief — CM to update Gates on Govt’s e-initiatives (20021109)
  • Fingerprint bureaus to be networked in Karnataka (20021107)
  • Turning in an effective e-government (20021106)
  • AP Secretariat goes digital with SmartGov (20021102)
  • Andhra Bank plans e-Seva services (20021031)
  • TCS in parleys with several States for SmartGov solutions (20021030)
  • Project to network AP Secretariat begins (20021030)
  • e-governance, the next happening thing (20021030)
  • Karnataka aims at top e-governance slot (20020926)
  • IT for masses: High-level meet today (20020925)
  • Make e-governance citizen centric, says Rangarajan (20020921)
  • All sub-registrar offices to be automated by March (20020918)
  • The future is smart cards, high costs notwithstanding (20020918)
  • All sub-registrar offices to be automated by March (20020918)
  • The future is smart cards, high costs notwithstanding (20020918)
  • e-Seva centres soon in all AP municipalities (20020909)
  • Panning out for early miners (20020904)
  • ‘Tisn’t Fool’s Gold (20020904)
  • Shining by example (20020904)
  • Distance education, e-governance — AP Govt okays KU band project (20020903)
  • AP to upgrade PCOs to cyber dhabas (20020828)
  • Worth its weight in every gram (20020821)
  • Kerala can make it big in IT: Mahajan (20020819)
  • Kerala to sign MoU with Centre (20020817)
  • Rs 240-cr e-governance initiative — Community info centres for N-E, Sikkim set to take off (20020816)
  • IAS officers laud e-seva (20020809)
  • TN district administrations getting Web-savvy (20020809)
  • Dusty lanes join info highway (20020807)
  • National policy on e-governance on anvil (20020805)
  • `E-governance must fetch economic returns’ (20020805)
  • A blueprint for e-seva (20020731)
  • Aithent Tech bags e-governance deal (20020725)
  • `Legacy database crucial to information mission’ (20020723)
  • Panel formed to automate TN Secretariat (20020723)
  • UP seeks assistance on e-seva (20020723)
  • Karnataka: Networking sub-registrar offices (20020723)
  • Karnataka plans security audit of Bhoomi system (20020722)
  • Karnataka Govt computerises over 17 million land records (20020719)
  • IIIT-H to host centre for e-governance (20020717)
  • BOLT model mulled for local body network (20020716)
  • Belandur pioneers e-governance (20020712)
  • Weightage for AP-based units in e-governance projects (20020712)
  • Engg colleges in Karnataka to be networked (20020710)
  • Karnataka: e-governance policy on cards (20020706)
  • Bhoomi project shortlisted (20020703)
  • Karnataka Transport Dept Web site launched (20020702)
  • AP land records a mouse click away (20020624)
  • Pondy seeks close IT links with AP (20020622)
  • Locuz, Sun Micro to support e-COPS (20020620)
  • E-governance in AP: Thrust on 5 major core projects (20020619)
  • Microsoft to help in M.P. e-governance (20020619)
  • Computerisation in Karnataka Govt departments (20020618)
  • Online crime tracking takes off today (20020617)
  • Karnataka may adopt Linux (20020518)
  • AP: eSeva to cover 56 more towns (20020511)
  • Time to cross the bridge (20020424)
  • Kerala State Planning Board plans for e-governance (20020411)
  • High-tech snooper to keep tabs on shirking AP Govt employees (20020411)
  • KGP: Bridging the language barrier (20020408)
  • Artful dodgers can be stumped (20020403)
  • eSeva centres at 117 municipalities planned (20020403)
  • Portal for G2C interface — Total transparency our aim: CM (20020329)
  • AP order for Wipro (20020329)
  • IT grid soon to further e-governance in AP (20020326)
  • Govt to computerise treasury management (20020322)
  • Moving files online at collectorates (20020316)
  • Campaign on IT in Services of Citizen — MoU signed (20020302)
  • eKhajana to connect finance depts in AP (20020223)
  • HP in pact to help AP bridge digital divide (20020222)
  • AP plans online info on rural funds usage (20020216)
  • Keltron plans info kiosks (20020211)
  • AP charts out strategy for e-governance (20020209)
  • Hotmail to Netlink AP villages (20020205)
  • AP to rope in private cos for Govt IT projects (20020122)
  • AP to launch new integrated network (20020109)
  • Aksh, Rajasthan Govt plan MoU for e-convergence (20020105)
  • Naidu on mission to e-enable rural masses (20020104)
    Opinion
  • E-Government (20021223)
  • Turning in an effective e-government (20021106)
  • Land information system — Integrating objectives with users’ goals (20020816)
  • Narrowing the digital divide in rural areas (20020208)
       
  • http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/cgi-bin/bl2002.pl?subclass=420

    November 14, 2007 Posted by | Govt. of Karnataka - GoK | Leave a comment

    Free software: Solution for e-governance[2002 article-Mr. Stallman to GoK]

    Free software: Solution for e-governance Our Bureau

    BANGALORE, March 15

    FREE software is ideal for a country such as India, especially in the e-governance area, according to Mr Richard Stallman, free software evangelist and author of the GNU operating system around the Linux kernel.

    He was here in India to present a paper on “Free software and relevance to India”. The GNU/Linux system (wrongly referred to as the Linux OS, Mr Stallman pointed out) has some practical advantages such as offering huge costs savings over proprietary operating systems. The Governments can make as many copies as they want without having to pay.

    More importantly, the software is `free’ in that the source code is available to users to make any modifications that they want. The source code also makes it possible for users to check for Trojan horses and viruses. “Most security experts recommend the use of free software for this reason,” Mr Stallman said. Also, there is no fear that the system will store away information for future use.

    “Today, the State Governments are talking of making computers and the Internet available throughout the country. What they save on software costs can be used to buy more computers,” Mr Stallman said.

    GNU/Linux also worked equally well on old, castaway models of PCs, which means the investment in hardware too could be minimal, he said.

    Moreover, users can tinker with the system to learn computer science on the job, as it were, as GNU/Linux allows users to see the source code and make changes, and add features. To Mr Stallman, the freedom associated with GNU/Linux is part of his personal and political beliefs.

    “I care about freedom, community and the welfare state. Proprietary software encourages an ugly social system, where nobody wants to share with their friends,” he said. Despite its pluses, GNU/Linux had not taken off, he admitted because of what he called “inertia”. Besides, “we didn’t have a graphical desktop for desktop users,” he said. Now, there was one, called the GNOME.

    Brazil and Argentina moved to GNU/Linux because of threats from proprietary software owners, he said. There is a project on in Andhra where kiosks are using GNU/Linux. Mr Stallman had also spoken to the Karnataka IT Secretary, Mr Vivek Kulkarni, advocating free software.

    http://www.blonnet.com/2002/03/16/stories/2002031600520700.htm

    November 14, 2007 Posted by | Govt. of Karnataka - GoK | 1 Comment

    Microsoft, Karnataka govt ink MoU on e-governance

    Microsoft, Karnataka govt ink MoU on e-governance
     

    Bangalore, Sept 24: The Karnataka government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft India to usher in “paperless office” by introducing e-governance in various departments of the state government.

    Letters of intent outlining the terms of the agreement were exchanged between the two parties, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said.

    A pilot project on paperless functioning which had been initiated in the IT-BT Department of the State Government was expected to be completed by next week, he said.

    The project would be extended to other departments subsequent to the completion in the IT-BT department.

    There would be no financial cost involved in implementation of the project, he said.

    The e-governance process would see the application of the principles of Microsoft, Kumaraswamy said.

    Bureau Report

    http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=397072&ssid=54&ssname=ICE%20Economy&sid=BUS&sname=

    November 14, 2007 Posted by | Govt. of Karnataka - GoK | Leave a comment

    Microsoft extends letter of intent to Karnataka

    Microsoft extends letter of intent to Karnataka

    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2007/09/25/stories/2007092551542100.htm

    An e-governance project proposed in the State

    — G.R.N. Somashekar

    (From left) Mr H.D. Kumaraswamy, Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr Jean Philippe, President, Microsoft, and Mr Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman, Microsoft India, at the MoU between the Board for Information Technology Education Standards (BITES) and Microsoft in Bangalore on Monday. Our Bureau

    Bangalore, Sept. 24 What’s next in e-governance for Karnataka? Microsoft has ideas and initiatives up its sleeve, even as the paperless office system of administration is getting ready to be rolled out in a few weeks’ time.

    Microsoft Corporation India on Monday extended a letter of intent for an e-governance project to the Karnataka Government. An efficient and transparent system of public administration is the proposed outcome.

    The State Government, according to the letter of intent, could rope in Microsoft Corporation India, especially Microsoft Consultancy Services (a team of global consultants), for furthering the use of information technology for better delivery of services, particularly in the remote corners of the State.

    Digital course The Government will explore the possibility of deploying Microsoft applications in the fields of education, government-citizen (G2C) delivery services, e-governance, management information systems, and initiation of a paper-less office system of administration, the letter said.

    “We want to go beyond just a paperless office,” said Mr Rohit Kumar, Country Head, Public Sector, Microsoft India, speaking to Business Line. In a paperless office, the flow of files between various departments of the Government is automated, and the monitoring, tracking of progress of files, is made easier by going digital.

    Now, the company wants to improve the information flow, which will lead to better productivity. “The Karnataka Government has a mature level of e-governance implementation. We want to take the next step,” he said.

    Education: MoU signed The company has introduced an education programme to help train students. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the Board for Information Technology Education Standards’ (BITES) to begin a seven month long training programme, part of the Microsoft Education Alliance Program.

    BITES is an autonomous non-profit society set up by the Government of Karnataka, the IT industry, and academia. Mr Jean-Philippe Courtois, President, Microsoft International, was present on the occasion.

    He leads sales, marketing and services for all regions outside the US and Canada and directs the company’s engagement with Governments around the globe.

    Microsoft will also provide access to its latest developer tools and select beta products to students and will also set up a portal for lecturers to share and communicate with other faculty worldwide under the ‘Faculty Connection initiative’.

    A trainers’ training programme will also be conducted by the company.

    November 14, 2007 Posted by | Govt. of Karnataka - GoK | Leave a comment

    Log out of Microsoft tie-up, say open software advocates

    Log out of Microsoft tie-up, say open software advocates

    Bageshree S.

    http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/12/stories/2007101254810600.htm

    Bangalore: The Letter of Intent signed by the Karnataka government with Microsoft to establish paperless offices is drawing criticism from advocates of Free and Open Source Software (Free as in freedom). They have started a campaign against it on the on the web page, http: //savekannada. googlepages.com.

    The argument of the propagators of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is two-fold. The first is on what they call Microsoft’s “blunders in Kannada utilities in its operating systems,” which have resulted in inaccuracies in language usage. The second and larger argument concerns the ideological question on allowing a monopoly software giant to grip “the government in its stranglehold.”

    Hari Prasad Nadig, an engineer who has worked extensively on localisation of software to the Kannada context, says that Microsoft provided buggy Kannada font in its earlier operating system “XP,” and the new edition “Vista” had several problems. “The Language Interface Pack (LIP) provided for Kannada on XP was filled with inaccuracies. Language inaccuracies had been pointed out by thousands of Kannada software engineers from several on-line communities, but Microsoft did not take up enough corrective measures,” he adds. “For example, the rendering is broken for words like ‘software’ or ‘pratishtita’ even in ‘Vista’. Vista also comes with DRM (Digital Rights Management), an access control technology which virtually spies on the users.”

    N.A.M. Ismail, an avid Kannada blogger, says that using a “lock in” system such as Microsoft creates a long-term dependence. FOSS allows access to the source code and permits users to use, change, and improve the software. “Once a consumer uses Microsoft products for generating, collecting and processing data, it is difficult for the consumer to migrate to another software and has to spend a lot of money for upgrades. The government will find it hard to transfer the data onto other operating systems and would also be spending substantial amounts of taxpayer’s money on upgrades,” says Mr. Ismail.

    November 14, 2007 Posted by | Govt. of Karnataka - GoK | Leave a comment

    IT and BT departments to become paperless

    IT and BT departments to become paperless

    Special Correspondent

    http://www.hindu.com/2007/09/25/stories/2007092555680500.htm

    There will be no financial expenditure for the project

    — Photo: G.R.N. Somashekar

    Going hi-tech: Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy; Jean Philippe, President, Microsoft; and Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman, Microsoft India at the signing of the Letter of Intent in Bangalore on Monday. BANGALORE: The State Government on Monday signed a Letter of Intent with Microsoft, India, to establish paperless offices in Government.

    Jean Philippe Courtois, President, Microsoft International and M.N. Vidhyashanker, Secretary, Information Technology and Biotechnology, signed the Letter of Intent in the presence of Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy.

    Mr. Kumaraswamy said the IT and BT department would become the first paperless departments of the Government from October 1. Later, the Government would utilise Microsoft applications to establish paperless offices in other departments. There was no financial expenditure involved in the project, he said.

    The Letter of Intent stated that “the vision of the Government is to utilise IT to usher in an era of electronic governance aimed at demystifying the role of the Government, simplifying procedures, bringing in transparency and making available need-based quality information on a timely basis to all citizens and delivering service to the people in an efficient and cost effective manner.” The Chief Minister said the Government had decided to engage Microsoft for furthering the use of IT for better delivery of services, particularly in the remote corners of the State.

    The Government would explore the possibility of using Microsoft applications in the fields of education, government-citizen delivery service, e-governance and management information systems.

    November 14, 2007 Posted by | Govt. of Karnataka - GoK | 1 Comment

    PAPERLESS OFFICE PROJECT for KARNATAKA BIOTECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

    KARNATAKA BIOTECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

    DEPARTMENT OF IT & BT

    GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA

    SHORT TERM TENDER NOTIFICATION

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    PAPERLESS OFFICE PROJECT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, BIOTECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

     

     This is the html version of the file http://bangaloreitbt.in/tenderdocument.doc.

     

    KARNATAKA BIOTECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

    DEPARTMENT OF IT,BT AND S & T,

    NO.9, 2ND FLOOR, UNI BUILDING, MILLERS TANK BED, THIMMAIAH ROAD, VASANTHNAGAR, BANGALORE – 560 052.

    Telephone: Fax:

    080-22207006/22370309

    FAX:22250143

    CONTENTS

    Annexure Description Page No.

    1. Tender Invitation

    2. Annexure 1 Terms of Reference

    3. Annexure 2 Supplementary Information for Service Providers

      • Technical Proposal Forms

      • Financial Proposal Forms

    4.Annexure 3 Contract form

    SECTION: 1– TENDER INVITATION

    Subject: PAPERLESS OFFICE PROJECT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, BIOTECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

      1. The intending bidders are hereby invited to submit Technical and Financial proposals

      required for the above service assignment, which could form the basis for future

      negotiations and ultimately a contract between the bidder firm and KBITS.

      2. The purpose of the assignment is to1digitize all the paper work and creation of index

      data in the 5 offices under the administrative control of this Department of IT, BT and S

      & T.

      a)IT, BT and S & T Secretariat

      • 5th Stage, M.S.Building, Bangalore-01.

      b)Directorate of IT and BT(DIT)

      • No.9 UNI Building, 3rd floor, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore-52

      c)Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services(KBITS)

      • No.9 UNI Building, 2nd floor, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore-52

      d)Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre

      • ( KSRSAC) Gate No 4, 6th Floor, M.S.Building, Bangalore-01.

      e)Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd

      • (KEONICS), Race Course Road, Bangalore-01

    3. The following documents are enclosed to enable the bidder to submit the bidder proposal:

      • (a) Terms of Reference (TOR) – Annexure 1

      • (b) Supplementary Information for the including suggested formats for the submission of Technical and Financial Proposals –Annexure 2

      • (c) Form of Contract for providing Services under which the Services will be performed. (Annexure 3)

    4. The Department intends to select a firm for the above purpose stated in col 2 above.

    5. Submission of Proposals:

      The proposal shall be submitted in two parts viz., “Technical” and “Financial” and

      should generally follow the Forms given in the “Supplementary Information to Service

      Providers”

    5.1 The “Technical” and “Financial” proposals must be submitted in two separate sealed envelopes (with respective marking in bold letters) following the formats/schedules given in the Supplementary Information for Service Providers. The first envelope marked “Technical Proposal” should include the description of the firm/organization, the firms general experience in the field of assignment, the qualification and competency of the personnel proposed for the assignment and the proposed work plan, methodology and approach in response to suggested terms of reference. The first envelope should not contain any cost information whatsoever. The second envelope marked “Financial Proposal” must also be sealed with sealing wax and initialed twice across the seal and should contain the detailed price offer for the consultancy services.

    The bidder will provide detailed breakdown of costs and fees as follows:

        • - Remuneration of Staff

        • - Reimbursable such as per diem, transportation etc.; and

        • - Report Reproduction etc.

        • - ……………………………………………….

    Both the sealed envelopes should again be placed in a sealed cover which will be received in the Office of the KBITS up to 1500 hours on 16-05-2007.

    5.2 Opening of Proposal

      The proposal (first envelope containing Technical Proposal only) will be opened by KBITS or his authorized representative in his office at 15.30 hours on 16-05-2007 in presence of such Service Providers or their authorized representative who may choose to be present. It may please be noted that the second envelope containing the Financial Proposal will not be opened until evaluation of Technical Proposal has been completed and approved by competent authority.

    6. Evaluation of Proposals

      A two-stage procedure will be adopted in evaluating the proposals with the technical evaluation being completed prior to opening of financial proposals. The technical proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria:

      • (i) the Service Provider’s relevant experience for the assignment (25 points);

      • (ii) the quality of the methodology proposed (25 points); and

      • (iii) the qualifications and experience of the key staff proposed for the assignment (50 points)

    Curricula Vitae of key personnel in each discipline for assessing the qualifications and experience of the personnel proposed to be deployed for the assignment should be included with the proposal (in the format of the sample curricula vitae). These personnel will be rated in accordance with:

      • (i) General qualifications (30 points);

      • (ii) Adequacy for the assignment (suitability to perform the duties of the assignment). These include education and training, length of experience on fields similar to those required as per terms of reference, type of positions held, time spent with the firm etc.(60 points);

      • (iii) Their language and experience in the region (5 points)

      • (iv) Involvement in skills transfer program and training ability (5 points)

    7. Deciding the Award of Contract

    Quality and competence of the Service Providers shall be the paramount requirement. The decision of the award of the contract would be made as under:

      • (i) Technical proposals scoring not less than 75% of the total points will only be considered for further evaluation;

      • (ii) The KBITS shall notify those Service Providers whose proposals did not meet the minimum qualifying points or were considered non-responsive to the Tender Invitation and Terms of Reference, indicating that their Financial Proposals will be returned unopened after completing the selection process. The KBITS shall simultaneously notify the Service Providers that have secured the minimum qualifying mark, indicating the date and time set for opening of the Financial Proposals. The notification may be sent by registered letter, cable, telex, facsimile or electronic mail;

      • (iii) The Financial Proposals shall be opened publicly in the presence of the Service Providers’ representatives who choose to attend. The name of the Service Provider, the quality scores and the offered prices shall be read aloud and recorded when the Financial Proposals are opened. The KBITS shall prepare minutes of the public opening.

      • (iv) The Evaluation Committee will determine whether the Financial Proposals are complete[i.e., whether they have costed all items of the corresponding Technical Proposals. If not, the KBITS will cost them and add their cost to the initial price], correct any computational errors. The evaluation shall exclude the Service Provider’s Service Tax.

      • (v) The KBITS will select the lowest proposal [‘evaluated’ price] among those that passed the minimum technical score and invite them for negotiations.

      • (vi) During negotiations the Service Provider must be prepared to furnish the detailed cost break-up and other clarifications to the proposals submitted by it, as may be required to adjudge the reasonableness of its Financial Proposal.

      • (vii) Negotiations will commence with a discussion of the Service Provider’s Technical Proposal, the proposed methodology (work plan), staffing and any suggestions the bidder may have made to improve the TORs. Agreement will then be reached on the final TOR, the staffing and staff months, logistics and reporting. Special attention will be paid to optimization of the required outputs from the Service Providers and to define clearly the inputs required from the KBITS to ensure satisfactory implementation of the Contract.

      • (viii) Changes agreed will then be reflected in the Financial Proposal using proposed unit rates (No negotiations of the unit rates including man-month rates)

      • (ix) Having selected Service Providers, among other things, on the basis of the evaluation of proposed key professional staff, the KBITS expects to negotiate a contract on the basis of the staff named in the Technical Proposal and prior to contract negotiations will require assurance from the Service Provider that these staff will be actually available. The KBITS will not consider substitutions during contract negotiations except in cases of unexpected delays in the starting date or incapacity of key professional staff for reasons of health.

      • (x) The negotiations will be concluded with a review of the draft form of contract. The KBITS and the Service Provider will finalize the contract to conclude negotiations.

      • (xi) If the negotiations with the Service Provider are successful, the award will be made to him and all other Service Providers notified. If negotiations fail, and if it is concluded that a contract with reasonable terms cannot be concluded with the winning Service Provider, the Service Provider quoting second lowest cost will be invited for negotiations. This process will be repeated till an agreed contract is concluded.

    8 Please note that the KBITS is not bound to select any of the firms submitting proposals. Further as quality is the principal selection criterion, the KBITS does not bind itself in any way to select the firm offering the lowest price.

    9 The bidder are requested to hold the bidder proposal valid for 90 days from the date of submission without change in the personnel proposed for the assignment and the bidder proposed price. The KBITS will make its best efforts to select a Service Provider firm within this period.

    10 Please note that the cost of preparing a proposal and of negotiating a contract including visits if any is not reimbursable as a direct cost of the assignment.

    11 Assuming that the contract can be satisfactorily concluded in May/2007 the bidder should be expected to take up/commence the assignment in May/2007.

    12 We wish to remind the bidder that any manufacturing or construction firm with which the bidder might be associated with, will not be eligible to participate in bidding for any goods or works resulting from or associated with the project of which this consulting assignment forma a part.

    13 Please note that if the bidder firm does not have all the expertise for the assignment, there is no objection to the bidder firm associating with another firm to enable a full range of expertise to be presented. However joint ventures between firms on the shortlist are not permitted except with the prior approval of KBITS. The request for a joint venture should be accompanied with full details of the proposed association.

    14. Please note that the remuneration which the bidder receive from this assignment will be subject to normal tax liability as per rules. Kindly contact the concerned tax authorities for further information in this regard, if required.

    15. We would appreciate if the bidder inform us by Telex/Cable/E-mail/Facsimile

        • (a) The bidder acknowledgement of the receipt of this tender invitation, and

        • (b) Whether or not the bidder will be submitting a proposal

    Annexures:

        • 1. Terms of Reference (TOR)

      • 2. Supplementary Information to Service Providers

      • 3. Contract format under which Assignment will be performed

      • Annexure 1
    TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR)

    The Terms of Reference should include the following:

    A] Prequalifications:

    1. A company profile.
    2. The consultants who are interested in submitting the proposals should enclose a D.D drawn in favour of Managing Director , KBITS, Bangalore for an amount of Rs.5,000 as E.M.D. This E.M.D amount will be returned to unsuccessful bidders within next 7 working days.
    3. Relevant Audit Report extracts showing that the minimum annual turnover is above Rs.1 Crore in the related fields in any 2 of the last 3 years.
    4. Income tax returns for 3 years.
    5. Anyother relevant documents to establish bonafides of the company/firm that shows the merit of the tender to undertake the above work.

    B] A concise statement of the objectives of the assignment:

    The Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology, Science and Technology proposes to embark a Paperless Office administration. The proposal is to digitize all the paper work and creation of index data in the 5 offices under the administrative control of this Department.

      1. IT, BT and S & T Secretariat
      • 5th Stage, M.S.Building, Bangalore-01.

      1. Directorate of IT and BT(DIT)
      • No.9 UNI Building, 3rd floor, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore-52

      1. Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services(KBITS)
      • No.9 UNI Building, 2nd floor, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore-52

      1. Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre

      ( KSRSAC) Gate No 4, 6th Floor, M.S.Building, Bangalore-01.

      5. Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd

      (KEONICS), Race Course Road, Bangalore-01

    • The Department intends to select a firm for this purpose.
    • Sealed Technical Proposal and Financial Bids are invited from interested firms to fulfill the above objectives of the Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology, Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka.
    • Proposals are to be submitted separately as “Technical” and “Financial”.
    • Tenders may be submitted in English / Kannada.
    • Consultants should submit an original and 1 additional copy of each proposal.

    C]. An outline of the tasks to be performed

    a)The quantum of digitization of paper work is approximately indicated as given hereunder. The indexing data would be within 100 characters (English/Kannada) per document:

     

      • Sl No Items IT, BT & S & T Secretariat DIT KBITS KSRSAC KEONICS

    b) Hardware/ System Software required to be arranged by the consultants:

      • 1 no. Latest chipset of Intel Pentium/AMD Athlon based high-end server system from a branded company with minimum 4 GB RAM, Minimum 2 hard disk of each size not less than 130 GB with 1-to-1 mirroring features for safety of data, NIC 100/1000 Mbps support card to connect on to LAN, client system for data storage/access, DVD R/W drive for DVD preparation, 12 port Switch with 100/1000 Mbps support, adequate length of LAN cables with patch chords for connecting minimum 10 PCS and 2 or 3 printers.
      • Install Windows Server 2003 with R2, IIS Ver.6.0 with SP1 Dot Net Frame work Version 2.0 with latest SP1, MS SQL Server 2005 with latest SP2 on to the above server as per the requirement of application software which would be supplied by NIC.
      • 15 nos of high-end PC with Windows XP with SP2, Access DB, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB HDD with 100/1000 Mbps NIC card and DVD R/W drive, 1E 6 or latest etc.
      • 5 nos A4 size Scanners and 1 no. A3 Scanner, 5 Laser Printers to connect to PCs based on the requirement.
      • The above mentioned Server, PCs , Scanners and Printers would be installed in three locations :
          1. IT, BT and S & T Secretariat
          • 5th Stage,6th floor, M.S.Buiding, Bangalore-01

          1. Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services(KBITS)
          • UNI Building, 2nd Floor, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore

          1. Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd
        • Race Course Road, Bangalore.

        • The quantity of PCs/Scanners/Printers may vary based on the needs and target time to complete the work.

    c). Operational Procedure:

    i) The Server system with 6 Clients with UPS system, 2 Nos of

    A4 and 1 A3 Scanners and 2 Laser printers are required to be

    installed at the Secretariat with above mentioned system

    software in a LAN environment using your own switch.

    ii) 6 PCs with 2 Nos of A4 scanners , 2 printers with UPS would

    are required to be installed at the KEONICS premises as

    independent system for scanning and data indexing.

    iii) 3 PCs with 1 A4 scanner and 1 Printer are required to be

    installed at the UNI Building as independent system for

      scanning and data indexing.

    iv) The file computer numbers ( unique no) would be assigned

    manually for the Departments located in KEONICS and UNI

    Building with data structure for file creation purposes.

    v) The agency can create the index data in the access software

    which would be available in their PCs.

    vi) After completion of targeted batches of files, the image

    data(PDF) along with access data can be copied in a storage

    media and transferred to server system at the Office of IT, BT

    and S & T Secretariat, organize all the images (PDF format) for

    indexing and checklist to be printed for verification by the

    concerned department/section officials.

    vii)The uploading of scanned images and index data created at

    the KEONICS and UNI building would be the responsibilities of

    the firm only.

    viii)The above process is worked out for 2 locations namely

    KEONICS and UNI Building as there are no server systems.

    d)Data entry software will be loaded by NIC . Half a day training would be imparted by NIC to one of the coordinators identified by the firm.

    e)Scores being equal after Technical evaluation, offers with a higher local participation will be preferred.

    f) KBITS reserves the right to reject any proposal submitted without assigning reasons.

    g)Financial Proposal should include the cost for undertaking the service as mentioned in Form F-6.

    D] Schedule for the completion of the tasks

        • Uploading of tender notification on the Departmental website www.bangaloreitbt.in – 10-05-2007.
        • Newspaper notification – 11-05-2007.
        • Pre-bid meeting –14-05-2007 at 10.00 am
        • Last date for submission of tender documents – 16-05-2007 at 15. 00 hrs.
        • Opening of Technical bids – 16-05-2007 at 15.30 hrs.
        • Opening of the Financial Bids on 18-05-2007 at 5.00 pm
        • Letter of intent with draft agreement on 19-05-2007.
        • Establishment of infrastructure in 3 locations and agreement on 22-05-2007.

    Details of the work to be undertaken from the date of award of contract:

        • Training for half a day to one of the co-ordinators by NIC.
        • 2 weeks for scanning , data entry of indexing parameters and populating to the back end RDBMS.
        • 1 week for 1st checklist printing for verification by the Department after completing each file.
        • 1 week for incorporation of corrections if any proposed by the Department and submission of data in 2 formats viz given below:
          • PDF files in OS folder as per the hierarchy of the Department, section, file , subject etc. in a DVD and tape drive.
          • MDF files of Microsoft SQL Server in DVD and tape drive.
          • The hard copy of the corrected/missed pages.

    E]Data, services, and facilities to be provided by the KBITS

    Department of IT, BT and S & T will provide the following inputs:

        • Documents for Digitization, Scanning and Data entry
        • Software for scanning only
        • Office space for undertaking the specified work
        • Furniture
        • Electricity

      It may be noted that electric wiring, cables for networking, furniture and office space in exceptional cases as to be arranged by consultants themselves.

    F] Final outputs (i.e., Reports, drawings, etc.,) that will be required of the Service Provider :

          • PDF files in OS folder as per the hierarchy of the Department, section, file , subject etc. in a DVD and tape drive.
          • MDF files of Microsoft SQL Server in DVD and tape drive.

    G].Composition of the Review Committee and review procedure to monitor Service Provider’s work :

     

          • Sl.No. Location Committee Frequency

    H] List of Key positions, whose CV and experience would be evaluated. All Supervisory staff , Data entry Operators and Scanners.

      • Annexure 2
    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FOR THE SERVICE PROVIDERS

    Proposals:

    1. Proposals should include the following information:

    (a) Technical Proposals:

          • (i) Technical Proposal Submission in Form F-1

          • (ii) A brief description of the firm/organization and an outline of recent experience on assignments/projects of similar nature executed during the last three years in the format given in Form F-2;

          • (iii) Any comments or suggestions of the Service Provider on the TOR

          • (iv) A description of the manner in which Service Providers would plan to execute the assignment, work-plan, time schedule in Form F-3 and approach or methodology proposed for carrying out the assignment;

          • (v) The composition of the team of personnel which the Service Provider would propose to provide and the tasks which would be assigned to each team member in Form F-4;

          • (vi) Curricula Vitae of the individual key staff members to be assigned for the assignment and of the team leader who would be responsible for supervision of the team. The curricula Vitae should be in Form F-5 and signed by the concerned personnel.

          • (vii) The Service Provider’s comments, if any, on the data, services and facilities to be provided by the KBITS as indicated in the TOR.

    (b) Financial Proposals:

      1.The financial proposals should include the following:

          • (i) Financial Proposal submission in Form – 6

      2. Two copies of the Proposals should be submitted to the KBITS.

      • 3. The Service Providers should note that the Contract for this Assignment will be with the KBITS. Payments to the Service Providers shall be made in accordance with the agreed estimated schedule assuring the Service Providers of regular payments along as progress on the Assignment proceeds as planned and invoices with relevant supporting documents are submitted for approval on a timely basis.

    2. Review of reports:

      • Same as Annexure 1 [G].

    FORM F – 1
    FORM OF SUBMISSION OF TECHNICAL PROPOSAL

    From: ………………………………. ……………………………………….

    ………………………………. ……………………………………….

    ………………………………. ………………………………………..

    ………………………………. ……………………………………….

    ………………………………. ……………………………………….

    (Name and address of Service Provider)

      To:

    Additional Managing Director, Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services, Department of IT, BT, S and T, No.9 UNI Building, 2nd Floor, Millers Tank Bed, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore-52.

    Sir:

    Hiring of Services for Paperless office Project of the Department of IT, BT

    and S & T.

    Tender Notofication No KBITS/ADM 03/2007-08: dated 10-05-2007

    We herewith enclose Technical Proposals for the above assignment

    We undertake that, in competing for (and, if award is made to us, in executing) the contract for the above assignment, we will strictly observe the laws against fraud and corruption in force in India, namely “Prevention of Corruption Act 1988”

    Signature:……………………………..

    Name:………………………………….

    Address:………………………………..

    …………………………………………

    …………………………………………

    (Authorized representative)

    FORM F – 2

    ASSIGNMENTS OF SIMILAR NATURE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED DURING LAST THREE YEARS

    1. Brief description of the Firm/Organization

    2. Outline of the recent experience on assignments of similar nature:

     

      Sl. No Name of assignment Name

      of project

      Cost

      of assignment

      Date

      of commencement

      Date

      of completion

      Was

      assignment satisfactorily completed

    Please furnish contact person, phone number and address of your clients.

    FORM F – 3

    WORK PLAN TIME SCHEDULE

    A. Field Study:

    Sl. Item Day-wise Program

    No. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th

    B. A short Note on the Approach and Methodology outlining various steps for performing the Assignments

    C. Completion and submission of Reports6

      • 1 Inception Report

      • 2 Day-wise Reports

      • 4 Draft Final Report

      • 5 Final Report

    D. Comments/Suggestions on Terms of Reference

    E. Comments on the data, services and facilities to be provided by the KBITS.

    FORM F – 4

    COMPOSITION OF THE TEAM PERSONNEL AND THE TASK ASSIGNED TO EACH TEAM MEMBER

    1. Technical/Managerial Staff

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Sl.No. Name Position Task assignment

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    2. Support Staff

    ——————————————————————————————————————

    Sl.No. Name Position Task assignment

    ——————————————————————————————————————

     

    FORM F – 5

    SUGGESTED FORMAT OF CURRICULUM VITAE

    FOR MEMBERS OF SERVICE PROVIDER’S TEAM

    1. Name: ……………………………………………………………………….

    2. Profession/

    Present Designation: …………………………………………………………

    3. Years with Firm/Organization: Nationality: …………………..

    4. Area of Specialization: —————————————————————–

    5. Proposed Position on Team: ……………………………………………………

    6. Key Qualifications:

      • (Under this heading, give outline of staff member’s experience and training most pertinent to assigned work on proposed team. Describe degree of responsibility held by staff member on relevant previous assignments and give dates and locations. Use up to half-a-page.)

    7. Education:

      • (Under this heading, summarize college/university and other specialized education of staff member, giving names of schools/colleges, etc., dates attended and degrees obtained. Use up to a quarter page.)

    8. Experience:

      • (Under this heading, list all positions held by staff member since graduation, giving dates, names of employing organization, title of positions held and location of assignments. For experience in last ten years, also give types of activities performed and KBITS references, where appropriate. Use up to three quarters of a page.)

    9. Languages:

      • (Indicate proficiency in speaking, reading and writing of each language by ‘excellent’, ‘good’ or ‘poor’.)

    Signature of Staff Member Date:……………

    Place……………

    FORM F – 6

    FORM OF SUBMISSION OF FINANCIAL PROPOSAL

    From: ………………………………. ……………………………………….

    ………………………………. ……………………………………….

    ………………………………. ………………………………………..

    ………………………………. ……………………………………….

    ………………………………. ……………………………………….

    (Name and address of Service Provider)

      To:

    Additional Managing Director, Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services, Department of IT, BT, S and T, No.9 UNI Building, 2nd Floor, Millers Tank Bed, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore-52.

    Sir:

    Hiring of Services for scanning , data entry, checklist printing and data submission for the Paperless office Project

    of the Department of IT, BT and S & T.

    Tender Notofication No KBITS/ADM 03/2007-08: dated 10-05-2007

    List of items :

    1. Scanning of A3 and A4 size per page rate in Rs..
    2. Data entry of indexing parameters per record (max 100 characters) rate in Rs.
    3. Checklist printing of A3 and A4 size per page rate in Rs and indexing parameters mentioned above.
    4. Submission of data as PDF OS folders in DVD and tape drive rates respectively in Rs.
    5. Submission of data as MDF file format of Microsoft SQL server in DVD and tape drive rates respectively in Rs.

    We herewith enclose Financial Proposals for the above assignment

    We undertake that, in competing for (and, if award is made to us, in executing) the contract for the above assignment, we will strictly observe the laws against fraud and corruption in force in India, namely “Prevention of Corruption Act 1988”

              • Yours faithfully,

    Signature:……………………………..

    Name:………………………………….

    Address:………………………………..

    …………………………………………

    …………………………………………

    (Authorized representative)

            • Annexure 3
    CONTRACT FOR PROVIDING SERVICES

    THIS CONTRACT (“Contract”) is entered into this [insert starting date of assignment], by and between [insert KBITS’s name] (“the KBITS”) having its principal place of business at [insert KBITS’s address], and [insert Service Provider’s name] (“the Service Provider”) having its principal office located at [insert Service Provider’s address].

    WHEREAS, the KBITS wishes to have the Service Provider performing the services hereinafter referred to, and

    WHEREAS, the Service Provider is willing to perform these services,

    NOW THEREFORE THE PARTIES hereby agree as follows:

    1. Services:

      • i) The Service Provider shall perform the services specified in Attachment A, “Terms of Reference and Scope of Services,” which is made an integral part of this Contract (“the Services”).

      • (ii) The Service Provider shall provide the reports listed in Attachment B, “Service Provider’s Reporting Obligations,” within the time periods listed in such Attachments, and the personnel listed in Attachment C, “Cost Estimate of Services, List of Personnel and Schedule of Rates” to perform the Services.

    2. Term:

      The Service Provider shall perform the Services during the period commencing [insert start date] and continuing through [insert completion date] or any other period as may be subsequently agreed by the parties in writing.

    3. Payment:

      A. Ceiling

      • For Services rendered pursuant to Attachment A, the KBITS shall pay the Service Provider an amount not to exceed a ceiling of [insert ceiling amount]. This amount has been established based on the understanding that it includes all of the Service Provider’s costs and profits as well as any tax obligation that may be imposed on the Service Provider. The payments made under the Contract consist of the Service Provider’s remuneration as defined in sub-paragraph B below and of the reimbursable expenditures as defined in sub-paragraph C below.

      B. Remuneration :

      50% of the payment will be made after the submission of checklist (100% completion of

      scanning data entry) on the condition that the percentage of error should be less than or

      equal to 3%. The balance will be paid after the completion of the work.

    4. Contract Administration:

      • A. Coordinator:

      • The KBITS designates Ms. Champa.E, Senior Programmer, DIT KBITS’s Coordinator; The Coordinator shall be responsible for the coordination of activities under the Contract, for receiving and approving invoices for payment, and for acceptance of the deliverables by the KBITS.

      • B. Timesheets:

      • During the course of their work under this Contract, including field work the Service Providers’ employees proving services under this contract may be required to complete timesheets or any other document used to identify the time spent, as well as expenses incurred, as instructed by the Coordinator.

      • C. Records and Accounts:

      • The Service Provider shall keep accurate and systematic records and accounts in respect of the Services, which will clearly identify all charges and expenses. The KBITS reserves the right to audit, or to nominate a reputable accounting firm to audit, the Service Providers’ records relating to amounts claimed under this Contract during its term and any extension, and for a period of three months thereafter.

    5. Performance Standard:

      The Service Providers undertakes to perform the Services with the highest standards of professional and ethical competence and integrity. The Service Provider shall promptly replace any employees assigned under this Contract that the KBITS considers unsatisfactory.

    6. Confidentiality:

      The Service Providers shall not, during the term of the Contract and within two years after its expiration, disclose any proprietary or confidential information relating to the Services, this Contract or the KBITS’s business or operations without the prior written consent of the KBITS.

    7. Ownership of Material:

    Any studies, reports or other material, graphic, software or otherwise, prepared by the Service Providers for the KBITS under the Contract shall belong and remain the property of the KBITS. The Service provider should not carry any soft/hard copy of the above data outside the premises of the said 3 locations. The Service provider should not make use of this data at any instance.

    8. Service Providers not to be engaged in certain activities:

    The Service Providers agree that during the term of this Contract and after its termination, the Service Providers and any entity affiliated with the Service Providers, shall be disqualified from providing goods, works or services(other than the Services or any continuation thereof) for any project resulting from or closely related to the Services.

    9. Insurance:

    The Service Provider will be responsible for appropriate insurance coverage. In this regard, the Service Provider shall maintain workers compensation, employment liability insurance for their staff on the assignment. The Service Provider shall also maintain comprehensive general liability insurance, including contractual liability coverage adequate to cover the indemnity of obligation against all damages, costs, and charges and expenses for injury to any person or damage to any property arising out of , or in connection with the services which result from the fault of the Service Provider or its staff. The Service Provider shall provide the KBITS with certification thereof up on request.

    10. Assignment:

    The Service Provider shall not assign this Contract or to sub-contract any portion without the KBITS’s prior written consent.

    11. Law governing the Contract:

    The contract shall be governed by the Laws of India.

    12. Indemnify the KBITS:

    The Service Provider shall indemnify and hold harmless the KBITS against any and all claims, demands and/or judgements of any nature brought against the KBITS arising out of the Services by the Service Provider and its staff under the Contract. The obligation under this Clause shall survive the termination of the Contract.

    13. Taxes:

    The Service Provider shall pay the taxes, duties, fees, levies and other impositions payable under the Applicable Law. The KBITS will perform such duties in this regard to the deduction of such tax as may be lawfully imposed. However Consultancy Service tax payable for providing this Consultancy Services shall be paid/reimbursed by the KBITS separately.

    14. Penalty : If the deliverables are not as specified , a penalty to a maximum of 10% of the bid amount would be levied , in addition to forfeiture of E.M.D

    15. Resolution of disputes : Secretary to Government, Department of IT,BT and S & T, will be the sole authority for resolution of any disputes.

    For the KBITS For the Service Providers

    Signed by: Signed by:

    Name and designation Name and designation

    Date: Date:

    Place Place:

    List of Attachments to the Contract :

    Attachment A: Description of Services

    Attachment B: Service Provider’s reporting Obligations

    Attachment C: Cost Estimates of Services, List of Personnel, and Schedule of Rates.

     

     

     This is the html version of the file http://bangaloreitbt.in/tenderdocument.doc.

     

     

    November 14, 2007 Posted by | Govt. of Karnataka - GoK | Leave a comment

    No action from GoK for THREE years on KSD-No reply from It and eGovernance Secretary

    Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 14:07:01 -0700 (PDT)
    From: “VMK” <ellakannada@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Re: Mismatch in e-governance due to incompatible software / Re: Kannada Software Development, GoK, eGovernance, Kannadigas, Karnataka
    To: rbblr@vsnl.com, itsec@bangaloreit.in, biosec@bangaloreit.in, dpar@karnataka.gov.in, cm@karnataka.gov.in, cm@kar.nic.in, cs@karnataka.gov.in, itsec@bangaloreit.com, devcom@karnataka.gov.in, prs-fd@karnataka.gov.in, secybud-fd@karnataka.gov.in, secyexp-fd@karnataka.gov.in, hcom@vsb.kar.nic.in, prs-infra@karnataka.gov.in, prs-home@karnataka.gov.in, prshigh-edu@karnataka.gov.in, secyegov-dpar@karnataka.gov.in
    CC: naveenhalemane@gmail.com, Send an Instant Message naveenhalemane@yahoo.com, “shreevyas” <shreevyas@gmail.com>, “Girish Shetty” <giri.shetty@gmail.com>, “VIBHU ವಿಭು” <vibhu.nr@gmail.com>, “Venkat Kumaraswamy” <ellakannada@yahoo.com>, “ashwin l” <acchu1983@gmail.com>, Send an Instant Message “Abhinash Ganesh” <abhinashganesh_10@yahoo.com>


    Hon. Governor
    Raj Bhavan
    Raj Bhavan Road
    Bangalore 560 001 INDIA
    Voice: +91-80-2225 4102(General-epbax),
    Special officer Rajbhavan :+91-80-2225 4106,
    Fax: +91-80-2225 8150
    Email: rbblr@vsnl.com

    and

    Shri M.N. Vidyashankar
    Secretary to Government
    Dept.of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology
    Government of Karnataka
    VI Floor, 5thStage
    M.S.Building, Ambedkar Veedhi
    Bangalore – 560 001
    Fax: 91-80-22288340, 22262450
    e-mail: itsec@bangaloreit.in
    biosec@bangaloreit.in

    PLEASE go through these emails written in 2004 about KANNADA LANGUAGE and KANNADA Software Development.

    In a message dated 6/15/2004 10:24:01 PM Pacific Daylight Time, prsar-dpar@karnataka.gov.in writes:

    Dear Mr. Kumaraswamy,

    Thank you for your detailed description of the problems being faced in the operation of NUDI and the use of Kannada software to carry on work by the Government. i must confess to great ignorance of software technologies and preparation. However, your communication is a good trarting point for some study into the items you have raised. i shall ask the Secretary E-Governance to examine as to what needs to be done on the points you have raised. i am marking a copy of this reply to him which should help you to be in touch with the source that should be in a position to follow what you have pointed out.

    Regards,

    acharya

    ___________________________

    SINCE 2004, GoK has not made any attempt to correct the problems of Kannada Software Development, even with 1000 letters to GoK.

    BARAHA Fonts has DESTROYED the KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT in KARNATAKA STATE.

    BARAHA FONTS is COPIED by NUDI Fonts by Kannada Ganaka Parishat and then KGP sold it to Govt. of Karnataka for 29 Lakhs.

    Is this what we want ? Be TRUTHFUL in telling KANNADIGAS.

    Bring this to open first !!!

    GoK using STOLEN NUDI fonts !!

     Atleast read what Dr. U. B.  PAVANAJA has written about BARAHA, NUDi and AKRUTHI Fonts.

    Kannada Fonts Piracy

    http://ellakavi.wordpress.com/kannada-fonts-piracy/

    _____________________________________________________________

    Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 11:06:36 -0700 (PDT)
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    Subject: Re: Mismatch in e-governance due to incompatible software / Re: Kannada Software Development, GoK, eGovernance, Kannadigas, Karnataka
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    Dear Mr. ACHARYA and others in GOK,

    ACCORDING TO KRIA, Karnataka Right to Information Act, You all need to respond in certain number of days to email letters.

    I hope GOK Secretaries are following this KRIA act properly and respond to letters of citizens of Karnataka State.

    Press and MEDIA in Bangalore and Karnataka State need to act on this and expose what is happenning.

    KANNADIGAS expect an answer from you all.

    Thanks

    Sincerely

    V. M. Kumaraswamy

    indiaegov OK <indiaegovok@yahoo.com> wrote:

    Dear Mr. Acharya,

    I had written to you On June 13th, 2004 about INCOMPATIBLE KANNADA SOFTWARE being used in GoK. You had promptly responded to me on June 15th, 2004. Both the copies of the emails are appended here for you and all in the email to read. You had written that you have referred this issue to Secretary of egovernance of GoK.

    What did he do? NOTHING. egovSec went to make his deals with NISG, CMS / RAMINFO TECH and adopting CAG slammed project eSeva for Bangalore One Project. WHAT A WAY TO HANDLE THINGS FOR GOK !!

    NISG has to take most of the blame for all the things that are happenning in eGov of INDIA.

    This eGov Sec of GoK does not have regard for KANNADA Language. He is interested in deals to be made as quickly as possible. He does not know how long he is going to stay as eGov Sec ofGOK !! MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUNSHINES !!!

    WHAT HAS HAPPENED NOW NOTHING ? Please read the following and also rely from CM of Karnataka State.

    Now GOK Secretaries EXPERTS COMMITTEE and EMPOWERED COMMITTEE of GOK gone ahead with BANGALORE ONE Project also which in itself is a FRAUD ON PEOPLE OF BANAGLORE CITY and KARNATAKA STATE. Please go through this URL. It might save lots of time for lots of peopel in Karnataka State.

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    THE HINDU

    18-4-05

     

    Many depts yet to complete e-governance projects

                                       Software mismatch makes communication impossible

     

    Nagesh Prabhu

    • Sixty-two departments have taken up e-governance projects at a cost of Rs. 179.93 crores.
    • Only 17 departments have completed their projects. Projects are in initial stage in 10 departments.
    • Each department opted for its own brand of software that is not compatible with that in other offices.

     

    Bangalore : E-governance and computerization are yet to be completed in many government departments and agencies despite spending huge sums of money on them in the past five years and concomitant publicity.

     

    Sixty-two government departments have taken up e-governance projects since 1995-96 at a cost of Rs. 179.93 crores for achieving the goals of efficiency, transparency and citizen-friendly interface. Of them, only 17 departments have completed their projects. The projects are at the completion stage in four departments and at the initial stage in 10 departments. Some progress has been made in 26 departments. There is, however, no information about the projects in five departments, according to official records.

     

    In their eagerness to catch up with the latest trends in information technology, each departments opted for its own brand of Kannada software that is not compatible with that in other offices.

     

    Departments / Directorates such as Women and Child Welfare, Economic and Statistics, Kannada and Culture, Secondary Education, Bangalore Mahanagara Palike have used “Nudi” software,

     

    while Social Welfare and Employment and Training went in for “Nudi” and “Kairali” software.

     

    While the Bangalore Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Board has used “Leep”, software,

     

    the Excise Department had adopted ISM.

     

    The Karnataka High Court and Port and Inland Water Transport department have used “Surabhi” software.

     

    The Karnataka Legal Services Authority has used “Surabhi” and “Srilipi” software.

     

    The Gulbarge Municipal Corporation has used “Lipi” software.

     

    The Directorate of Translation has used “Akrati” and “Kannada Padma” software.

     

    As a result, collection of data and reporting from one department to another is almost impossible, and the entire works has to be done all over again. If e-governance is to effective, individual application programmes should be able to communicate with those of the other departments. Inter-operability of e-governance projects is of vital importance if citizens are to benefit from information technology, say experts in e-governance.

     

    Most of the departments have given consultancy to companies such as C-DAC, Wipro Infotech, HCL, Keonics, Zenith Computers, Excel software, TCL Limited, and Crest Technologies for software.

     

    The Chief Minister, N. Dharam Singh has acknowledged the delay in the completion of e-governance projects.

     

    He said in the Legislative Assembly recently he will take steps for their early completion. Many legislators argued that crores of rupees have been spent on e-governance projects but to no avail.

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    In a message dated 6/15/2004 10:24:01 PM Pacific Daylight Time, prsar-dpar@karnataka.gov.in writes:

    Dear Mr. Kumaraswamy,

    Thank you for your detailed description of the problems being faced in the operation of NUDI and the use of Kannada software to carry on work by the Government. i must confess to great ignorance of software technologies and preparation. However, your communication is a good trarting point for some study into the items you have raised. i shall ask the Secretary E-Governance to examine as to what needs to be done on the points you have raised. i am marking a copy of this reply to him which sould help you to be in touch with the source that should be in a position to follow what you have pointed out.

    Regards,

    acharya 

    —–Original Message—–
    From: NovaMed@aol.com [mailto:NovaMed@aol.com]
    Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 7:59 PM
    To: NovaMed@aol.com
    Subject: Kannada Software Development, GoK, eGovernance, Kannadigas, Karnataka

    Hello GoK PRSecretaries, Secretaries, DYSecretaries and others,

    This is request from Kannadigas of Karnataka and all over the world. Kannada should be used in all Departments of GoK. Is this happenning ? Is Development work of Kannada Software heading in the right direction? This is a request fro all of you to look into. Here are some of the information provided for your file. PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS.

    All GoK Departemnts should be using the same software and networking systems.

    eGovernance of GoK needs to look into the Development of Kannada Software. This is not going properly. Even though Bangalore being IT Capital.

    Has eGovernance checked why Kannada Developers are not coming forward with new products?

    NUDI Kannada Software is the property of GoK. Since it was funded by GoK.

    GoK sponsored Nudi software must be made Open Source Software (OSS). NUDI should be made UNICODE compatible in all avenues. Not in one item as it is now. GoK need to do this immedately without wasting any time.

    WHY eGovernance has not recomended NUDI Software to be Open Source Software (OSS) ? This helps all Kannadigas to develop further the Kannada Software, SO THAT GoK can have better programs for a smooth networking of all Departments of GoK.

    DOES eGovernance know problems with NUDI SOFTWARE? Some of them are listed here for the benefit of GoK.

    a. NUDI breaks the GOI standard when arkavattu is involved. NUDI has problem in Export to IISCII.

    b.  Nudi just has a Unicode compatible keyboard driver which works only on Windows XP (and on Windows 2000, if there is a Kannada Opentype font present)
    Nudi’s editor has a feature “Save As Unicode”. But the file saved as Unicode can not be opend again by Nudi. In other words,  Nudi’s editor can not edit a Unicode document.

    c. Nudi does not provide opentype font which is required for rendering Kannada Unicode text.

    d. There is no bi-lingual font standard for Kannada. Does eGovernance know this?

    e. Nudi follows GoK standard in these areas-


    monolingual truetye font glyph set
    keyboard layout
    save as HTML
    Nudi’s non-standard features are-
    Nudi contains a bi-lingual truetype font which is not as per any standard
    Nudi’s Save As ISCII breaks the Govt of India standard when arkavattu is involved.
    Nudi uses a scheme called Kannada Script Code for Language Processing (KSCLP) for sorting, which is not as per any standard. But the fact is that this KSCLP is a good solution for Kannada Sorting. This should be in the Public Domain.

    f. Nudi has just a keyboard driver for Unicode which works only on Windows XP and 2003. Windows XP and 2003 have built-in support for Unicode making the Unicode feature of Nudi redundant. Nudi does not provide opentype font which is required for rendering Kannada Unicode text. Nudi’s Software Development Kit (SDK) does not support Unicode.

    Egample:  Type some text in Kannada using Nudi 4. Save it as Unicode. Then open the same file again in Nudi 4. It shows it as junk. Nudi cannot display a Kannada Unicode text file created by XP or Linux. That means Nudi’s Unicode support is of no use.

    g. There is a difference between Freeware and Free Software. Nudi is a Freeware but not a Free Software. As per GNU, Free Software is the one where the source code is also available in public domain.  Nudi’s source code is not available in public domain. It is not an opensource software. Only binary (executable) of Nudi is free. If you are a software expert, found some bugs in Nudi (there are many) and want to correct them, then you can not do so.

    NUDI is not in conformity with the G.O for the following:
    1. Nudi developed using non-standard proprietory encoding which is not a standard.
    2. Nudi uses the modified ISCII standard (ISCII is a national standard).
    3. Nudi does not provide any conversion utility to convert the data created using the other existing Kannada software.
    4. Nudi does not provide conversion utility to convert between the data created in the standard glyphs and the ISCII.

        Kannada Linux enthusiasts and developers are requesting for the source code of Nudi from

        last three years.  They are needing the source code of Nudi for implementing the keyboard

        driver and the sorting algorithm. This helps Kannada Software to be developed in a different

        platform.

    Kannadigas are complaining that fonts issued along with Nudi are not of professional quality, there is not support mechanism for Nudi, Nudi has many  bugs, etc.

    Kannadigas and Developers feel IF Nudi is made OSS, passionate developers can fix the bugs in Nudi.

    From reading all the information provided, one can come to conclusion that;

    All the above has done damage to Kannada software development.

    We all need to promote more Kannada Software developers to come forward for the benefit of GoK and make it more open. THIS HELPS GoK also.

    Literally, there can be a Kannada version for every software in English. All of you please think why there are many software in English and why not in Kannada or any Indian Language. It is the business (need or anticipated need) which drives the development. How one can expect the development, WHEN KANNADA Software development is monopolised?

    If any of you has any questions on this, Please write to me. ATLEAST some of you must look into these problems that are created here and try to correect it.

    Thanks

    Sincerely

    V. M. Kumaraswamy

    Kannadigas all over the world

    www.ekavi.org

    Email: novamed@aol.com , ellakannada@yahoo.com

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    Ex-Joint Vigilance Commissioner, TamilNadu

    Moderator: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA/

    Email: umashankarc@gmail.com

    Expert opinion on e-governance related issues: http://sugame.com/umashankar

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    So what is you answer now ? Are you going to answer the problems that are arised here ?

     

    We are waiting for your reply and also from HONEST RESPONSIBLE officers in GoK, IF there are any left in GoK.

     

    I hope MINISTERS and POLITICIANS take notice of these things.

     

    Thanks

    Sincerely

     

    V. M. Kumaraswamy

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    November 7, 2007 Posted by | Govt. of Karnataka - GoK | 1 Comment

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