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MICROSOFT Corrupting INDIA ? Buying their business in INDIA ?

Misleading Microsoft and Kannada ‘Tunga’

Microsoft deletes Kannada Discussion!!!

MICROSOFT Corrupting INDIA ? Buying their business in INDIA ?

Microsoft + ISCE ….

One of the reasons we find Microsoft curriculum in schools – indeed !!

” Charges against CEO true: ISCE panel “.

The Times Of India – Bangalore Edition date July 6,2005  -page 12 carries a
report whose headlines says
” Charges against CEO true: ISCE panel “.

This is not what’s interesting .

A bullet points says that the ISCE(India School Certificate Examination) CEO has been found gulity of getting Rs 3 lakhs from Microsoft !!

One of the reasons we find Microsoft curriculum in schools – indeed !!
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MICROSOFT buying State eGov business and eGovernance in INDIA with the help of NISG and Jt. Secretary of eGovernance of INDIA // Re: How long NISG can get away like this ? // Re: [eGovINDIA] NISG & Microsoft MoU – Read between the lines.
MICROSOFT buying State eGov business and eGovernance in INDIA with the help of NISG and Jt. Secretary of eGovernance of INDIA // Re: How long NISG can get away like this ? // Re: [eGovINDIA] NISG & Microsoft MoU – Read between the lines.

Time to Think and Take Action //  MICROSOFT has to be BLACKLISTED in INDIA // Re: How long NISG can get away like this ? // Re: [eGovINDIA] NISG & Microsoft MoU – Read between the lines

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But the moment this NEWS comes in the regular national press, this would open a can of worms.

think and act !!

nsninfo@yahoo.com wrote:
Sat, 22 Apr 2006 02:58:20 -0700 (PDT)

Please debate; Please report ;

how can a government body which is also
given the responsibility of writing the RFPs of many
eGovernance projects for central government and state
governments and its CEO is also on the NeGP panel can
take funds from Microsoft.

Either MS has to be blacklisted for “influencing”
government machinery or “NISG” to be relieved of
government projects. (please refer to CEO-NISG own
remarks which means this MoU is creating a bias
towards MS for all the eGov projects…is it a
co-incidence that ILIS project was awarded to Wipro on
MS Technology  immediately post this MoU?? )

The objective is to create a body which is technology
agnostic.
THE MoU

Microsoft signs agreement on e-Governance with NISG
New Delhi, December 7,2005: Microsoft India-announced
the signing of agreement with National Institute for
Smart Government The agreement will aim at
accelerating the application of Information Technlogy
in the area of e-Governance. Microsoft is supporting
the Government of India’s National e-Governance
program by establishing an e-Governance Investment
fund (“Investment Fund”) and e-Governance Innovation
Centre (“Innovation Centre”)

NISG will be Program Manager for the Investment Fund
and Innovation Centre. Microsoft and NISG will pursue
the following objectives

Enabling research and solution frameworks for
Governments in jointly identified areas
Create new class of applications and solutions that
focus on optimizing the delivery of government
services in identified areas
Create a framework and architecture to incorporate the
use of information technology in the functioning of
the various government      departments
Create a lab environment through an e-Governance
Innovation Centre in Delhi, for Government and their
agencies to experiment     with the new range of
technologies that can be applied in e-Governance and
Conduct appropriate research and proof of concept for
applying emerging technologies like Smart
devices,RFID,Smart Cards in    e-     Governance
Solutions.
Microsoft will also work with NISG to help adopt and
implement interoperability solutions in e-Governance
applications and will also share its knowledge and
experience in working with government across the world
on e-Governance projects

Microsoft has agreed to deploy a sum in Indian Rupess
equivalent to USD Two Million (“Grant”) spread over
three years in the Investment Fund as a commitment to
the Government of India’s e-Governance initiatives.
The funds shall be deployed pursuant to Project Plans
approved by a steering commitee.

Mr. J Satyanarayan, CEO of NISG said “I am confident
that this joint endeavor between NISG and Microsoft
will result in ideas, concepts and tools that will be
fundamental significance to the e-Government scenario
in the country”

“At Microsoft we are committed to leveraging our
international experience to develop innovative and
unique solutions that are relevant and customized for
the benefit of Indian citizen” added Mr. Ravi
Venkatesan, Chairman, Microsoft India.

Time to Think and Take Action

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On 4/27/06, eGov INDIA < egovindia@yahoo.com> wrote:

This is a valid question.

Discuss this more and write letters to NISG and DIT and GOI.

or Reply all to this email. It reaches all.

Already NISG under Satyanarayana had championed the cause of Ram Info tech / CMS consortium ( Hyderabad) by making them a successful bidder for Bangalore one project. The Bangalore one project had been conceived and executed for their benefit only. A PIL  before the Karnataka High Court is pending on this issue. One of the issues raised is the MoU between Karnataka Government and Microsoft. There is also a complaint before the Karnataka Lokayukta against Rajiv Chawla on the Bangalore One case.

The next in line is the e-procurement project. In the name of introducing centralized e-procurement system, certain officers in Karnataka government with the help of NISG have configured the tender documents thorough PWC to bring in C 1 India Limited. It is known to everyone that C 1 India is a partner of PWC. This is a gross impropriety. Because the consultant cannot take part in the tender. Here the consultant’s (PWC) partner C 1 India has been taking part in all these tenders and bagging contract too!

How long NISG can get away like this?

And all through NISG has been implementing ONLY Microsoft technology.
This private company is definitely not a blessing for the nation.

V. M. Kumaraswamy
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vishal singh < josecy.vsingh@gmail.com> wrote: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 11:06:36 +0530

Does India Need monitory support from MS?

Are we progressing in IT due to charities?

This is a National Shame that profit making commercial companies are allowed to influnce our decision making.

MoU has become an instrument to bye pass normal competitive route to business.

We must understand that ultimately it is profit that is driving these organisations and they can smell opportunities and are fearfull of competition, so they take the MoU route.

There should be a dsicussion on validity of MoU route itself. This is high time that we decide about it.

Is there a legal validity of MoU? Can it be enforced in court of law?

Regards

Vishal

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Umashankar C < umashankarc@yahoo.com> wrote:
Thu, 27 Apr 2006 10:19:20 -0700 (PDT)

27-4-06

Dear all,

This is indeed  a gross impropriety and illegal too.
If the CVC is petitoned, the same would be taken up immediately.

As of now this matter is being discussed in the e-groups only. But the moment it comes in the regular national press, this would open a can of worms.

NISG has no business to cheat the vendors who believe in honesty and integrity.
It cannot champion the cause of PWC / C1 India anymore.

Umashankar

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Umashankar C < umashankarc@yahoo.com> wrote:
Thu, 27 Apr 2006 10:22:07 -0700 (PDT)

Dear all,

Signing an MoU with Microsoft was easy for NISG because it is a private limited company. It is easy to influence all States using NISG making them accept only microsoft technology.
Is that the reason why it had been formed as a private limited company?

Umashankar

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nsninfo@yahoo.com wrote:

4/28/2006

India doesn’t require donations from IT MNC’s but look
at the problem area in detail…e.g.

World Bank fund for Karnataka Urban Development Project
(Nirmal Nagara Project) comes bundled with obligation
that the application will be provided by eGovernments
Foundation which claims that it is an NGO with
no-profit motive but it supports Oracle as a
Database!!! hence at least USD 250 K will be spent by
GoK to run a so called ZERO COST Application!!!

USAID funds for Panchayat comes bundled with an
obligation that the application has to be on Microsoft
Platform (e,g, Uttaranchal)

UNDP funds for CIC project comes bundled with
obligation that it has to be bundled with MS
Technology; Bangalore1 Project

Hence even if we restrict IT MNC’s from signing MoUs
then also they will come out with new ideas on how to
promote their meager technologies.

Therefore again it is the responsibility of the
government bureaucrats to adopt a technology neutral
RFP process to remove all these barriers.  Or adopt
only ONE TECHNOLOGY END TO END and stop this
discussion completely.

The responsibility also lies on the Government
Institutional Pillers like NISG, DIT, DARPG, CGG etc
to adopt a technology independent and process reforms
based methodology for selection of solution vendors.

Time to Think & Take Action
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Sent by:

This is Mr. V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA. in business since 1971. Founder and Moderator of India’s largest e-governance Yahoogroup  under the title eGovINDIA. You can reach this group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA
 

eGovINDIA, INDIA WBA, EKAVI and INDIA RTI has taken up several matters and issues in their forum to discuss and to bring into national level and attention of CVC, CAG, CBI, CBEC, Supreeme Court, High Courts, State Officials and Highest officials in INDIA.

One of the issue is on relevance of e-governance in building a knowledge super power. eGovINDIA has submitted a write up to National Knowledge Commission.

  eGovINDIA, INDIA WBA, EKAVI and INDIA RTI has taken up another matter and issues of CBEC in their forum so that the corrupt officers are unable to scuttle the sensitive investigations and do not go unpunished. The honest officers should not be intimidated by the corrupt officers having backing of senior officers and ministers.

Today the honest officers of Customs and Central Excise and their families are feeling insecure due to the criminal attitude of corrupts who all are ganging up together due to blessings of senior officers of the department and CBEC.

INDIA WBA has taken up the issues of WHISTLEBLOWERS in INDIA.
India WhistleBlower Act: The Action Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIA_WBA

INDIA RTI has taken up issues related Right to Information for all in INDIA.

Right to Information in INDIA discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIARTI

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  1. […] Check it out! While looking through the blogosphere we stumbled on an interesting post today.Here’s a quick excerpt Misleading Microsoft and Kannada ‘Tunga’ Microsoft deletes Kannada Discussion!!! MICROSOFT Corrupting INDIA ? Buying their business in INDIA ? Microsoft + ISCE …. One of the reasons we find Microsoft curriculum in schools – indeed !! ” Charges against CEO true: ISCE […]

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  2. The single fact that Microsoft does not give to the customer the source code for their software is more than enough justification to say good-bye to them and embrace open source systems such as Linux, Unix and Solaris.

    Microsoft should be kicked out of India just like IBM were kicked out long back when they tried to act too funny.

    Microsoft’s money power should not be underestimated. It is capable of buying governments, and they are doing exactly that right now.

    Microsoft also has loyal slaves in India like Infosys who are trying on its behalf to undermine Indian efforts for standardisation in software technology.

    Comment by JS Karkada | October 28, 2007 | Reply


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