The faux pas on the appStore called Mobile Seva has been attributed to lack of a single decision making body. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government will shortly be completing 30 days in office. The administrative machinery, from the ministers to the bureaucrats, dons a new look. However, according to Directory of Ministries, one of the most popular applications hosted on the government’s appStore, P Chidambaram is still the minister for finance.
Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research, attributes the faux pas to lack of a single decision making body. “There are multiple arms in the department which are functioning in silos,” he said. The country needs a chief information officer who can create an overarching technology strategy for India, he added.
Gogia says several digitisation projects were started with much fanfare but could not reach their desired end due to lack of interface between various government arms.
Gogia of Greyhound Research said the first thing the government needed to do was to make the applications cross-platform. “The lineages need to go off.” There are several interesting applications such as the RTI one which are in the store and much more could be achieved through it, only if government figures out a way to harness their potential, he said.
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