January 2008

Readers’ corner

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Winners of the Lucky Draw!
We would like to thank our readers for providing overwhelming feedback on 'egov'- magazine and portal. We value your suggestions and will take appropriate steps to incorporate them.
We are happy to announce the winners of the 'egov Lucky Draw', who are being given 1 year free subscription of egov magazine.
 
The names of the winners are given below.
 
1. Dr. Susheel Chhabra, Assistant Profesor (IT), Lal Bahadur Institute of Management
2. Anil K Sharma, Superintending Engineer, Central Public Works Department, GoI
3. NSN Murty, Head, Business Development and Alliances, 3i Infotech Ltd.
4. Alok Perti, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Government of India
 
Congratulations winners! We will be getting in touch with you soon.
                                                                                – egov Team

Keep it up! I am quite satisfied with this magazine.
Deepak Sood, Business Support Analyst,  Intel China Ltd., China
The magazine is really wonderful. If possible send try to send these details to all the rural areas. E.Karthikeyan, Assistant Professor, Karpagam Arts and Science College, India

Need more packages on daily citizen government interfaces.
Narayana Reddy, Extension Officer (PR&RD),  AP  Government, India Very Refreshing! However, more rural focus is required.
Dr. H.S.Bajwa, Senior Extension Specialist, Agriculture University, India

The mazgazine has improved gradually from its inception and has come out to a very good format now.
Dr Rajendraa Pal, Reader, CEI, NCERT, New Delhi

This magazine has been the pioneer of its kind. So, it needs to maintain its qualitative aspects as the first importance. Some user friendly examples of e-Government initiatives in different public sector may be incorporated.

Jahid Hossain Panir, Deputy Director, Bangladesh Administration Training Centre, Bangladesh

The overall content of this magazine is excellent.
Kemal Bajramovic, Head of IT Group, Civil Service Agency of Bosnia and Hargegovina

It is very relevant to developing contexts and a great professional resource.

Tracey Naughton, Country Director, Pact Mangolia, Mangolia

It has been providing good content consistently hence the interest to read every new edition has not gone down.
NSN Murty,  Head – Busienss Development & Alliances, 3i Infotech Ltd., India

Overall contents of the magazine are good. More space may be given to case studies of actual implementation of e-governance project in government offices howsoever small they may be.

A small column indicating usefulness of computers for day-to-day in administrative problems can be started in which practical solutions devised by the readers may also be given. A small quiz type feature may also be added.
R.N.Dandekar, Chief Engineer (CDO), CPWD, India

I read the online version of this magazine. It is a very good effort.
Mahesh C Verma, Director, IT Linguistics Institute, Luxembourg

To my opinion, the magazine has very timely coverage and easy style of dissemination.

My suggestion to this magazine is to have holistic cover of the e-Gov initiatives of various States across the country. Target the youth of the country and make them aware of the e-Gov potential by introducing the e-Gov subject into their course curriculum both for B.Tech/B.E(IT,CSE,ECE,EEE,Mech) ,MCA, and MBA Courses and target several articles and papers for this cross section of the audience.
Dr.V.Prithviraj, Professor and Vice Principal, Pondicherry Engineering College

It has become the major publication on regional e-gov developments, trends and concepts. It has a very current approach to regional situation. Since I receive the hardcopy regularly, I rarely visit the site. From my little experience it is a good site providing all relevant info electronically
Wasantha Deshapriya, Director, Re-Gov, ICTA, Sri Lanka

The contents have improved extensively. The new content/ services available through various e-gov websites of various governments would be of interest to the readers.
P K Garg, Wireless Adviser to the GoI, Dept. of IT, India

It is evolving into an informed reading and reference material on the e-gov happenings around the world.
Ramgopal Pamidimukkala, Partner, Byrraju Foundation, India

A very well presented magazine with relevant content on up-to-date areas of interest.
Uttam C. Laisram, Director (S&T and I.T.), GoI

Very Good!  I would like to have a dedicated section on PPP. Excellent effort, keeps it sustaining.
S S Duggal, Technical Director, National Informatics Centre, Government of India

Excellent effort! I like the editorial, application feature, case studies the most.  Additional section on rural e-Governance, Security Solutions, Network Solutions, Storage and Servers would be welcomed. May have some funny features also related to IT such as cartoon etc.
J.P.Pandey, Project Manager, TCIL, India

It is very nice international magazine. I gave interview to the magazine about the e-Governance in Estonia in 2005, after that I am systematically reading the magazine and I think it is very interesting and useful for e-government experts in all around the world.  Continue with the good job!
Monika Lekic, Project Manager,

e-Governance Academy, Estonia

It has come a long way to become one of the respected magazines in this rapildy changing field of

e-Government – will soon become a must read magazine for anyone involved in e-Government and who wants to stay current in this area. Coverage on emerging good practices in

e-Government applications with clear evidence and analysis; what has worked and what has not worked; in and underlying reasons, current thinking from the world's leading e-Government experts; covering both operational and policy areas; changing roles of public and private sector in the provision of e-Government services; sustainability of e-Government programs; Impact of e-Gov programs and its methodology could also be helpful for the readers.
S. Jankiram, Champion, World Bank

A good focused magazine, providing lot of value addition for decision makers in e-gov space
Subhash Patil, System Manager, Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation, Mumbai

As I am viewing only online copies, the concept is very good, and is growing day by day by opening more areas to it. Wish egov very good circulation and a very happy new year!

Career counseling / more options and details about IT industry, detailed reports and success stories of different individuals to motivate coming generation would be very useful.

Sghalini Luthra, Front Desk Executive, Ahloeon International School, India

It has grown to become a informative magazine for egov people. It gives a snapshot of egov events, issues and developments even though most information is India based.
Magazine is a good source of information on mainly Indian e-gov although thematic issues do embrace others. But as a magazine it is more vendors driven in tone and style. I would like to see some critical essays on e-gov. You have some occasionally but it isn't a regular feature

Hazman Shah Abdullah, Professor, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia

egov is improving every year. Would like to know about new projects awarded by the government every month.
Alok Gupta, Managing Director, Samtech Infotech Ltd., India

It is a good endeavour.  It must include feedback from rural areas.

N. K. Chhibber, Secretary General, Pacific Telephone Council India Foundation

I am reading the online version of this magazine and is a fantastic effort to provide information sharing platform between e- Governance stake holders of our country.

Prof Ashok R Patel, Director of Computer Department, Ph.D. (E-governance), North Gujarat University, India

It needs improvement like focusing on benchmarking and local governance. Technical training or information to develop the lowly paid government employees. Accomplishments are good but will not help develop the personal technical and management skills of government employees.Give technical and management training information to develop government employee's capability
Edward C. Larubis, Provincial Assessor, Philippines

Reading this magazine for last 2 years and I must say that it has been filling a much felt void.
Ram K Goel, Vice President, Infostep, India

The magazine has developed into a good reading source for understanding the subject.
G. S. Krishnan, Director

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