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Pune’s 2011-2012 Budget Analysis by Janwani and Parisar

Pune is one of the few cities in the country that regularly and promptly publishes its annual budget on its website. Pune NGOs Janwani and Parisar have analysed the budget and published the analysis so that everybody can get a better idea of where our tax money is being spent. You can download Janwani’s PMC […]

Code + Beer + Enthusiasm = Pune Hackfest

(Last weekend, the Pune Rails Meetup community organized a weekend-long Hackfest to build a Citizen Empowerment App. Gautam Rege, one of the organizers of this hackfest wrote this event report about the hackfest, which first appeared on the Josh Software blog, and is being re-published here with permission.) Damn! Hackfests really work. At the latest […]

Top 5 web designs shortlisted for Pune Traffic Portal Contest – Please Vote

A few weeks back, we had reported on the Pune Traffic Police’s contest to design a Pune Traffic Portal. The first round of filtering is now done, and PTP has announced 5 designs short-listed for the final round. You can see the designs at: http://realcubes.com/pune/ http://pureuse.com/PUP02TPJK/ http://naveedahmed.in/pune/home.html http://pureuse.com/PUP01TPDV/ http://antu_r.byethost5.com/ To vote and/or comment on these […]

Overview of mobile products/services startup Omni-Bridge – makers of Pune’s TraffiCop system

If you’ve been paying attention, you no doubt have seen the newspaper articles about the fact that Pune Traffic Police have been using BlackBerrys to instantly look up information about traffic offenders via the internet. This project has been done by a small Pune startup called Omni-Bridge, and a few months back, PuneTech caught up […]

Pune Traffic Police’s contest to design a Pune Traffic Portal

Update: The short-list of 5 designs in the “final round” has been announced. See our follow-up post for details of voting. Janwani and Pune Traffic Police have announced a contest for designing a traffic information portal for Pune. The last date for registering is 20th November, and the last date for submission is 30th November. […]

Pune Corporator uses SMS to stay in touch with constituents

This is an example of effective use of technology in public life in Pune. Sakaal Times reports that first-time corporator Rajendra Gorde, is using SMS to not only stay in touch with his constituents but also to provide them with useful information. Excerpt: Rajabhau, as he is popularly known, has created a personal data-bank of […]

Designing Democracy for better eGovernance – Anupam Saraph – 26 Nov

What: Talk on ‘Designing Democracy for better eGovernance’ by Anupam Saraph, CIO of Pune City When: Thursday, 26th November, 6pm onwards Where: ThoughtWorks Technologies, Tower C, Panchshil Tech Park, Yerwada Registration and Fees: This event is free for all to attend. Register at: http://www.thoughtworker.com/banyan-tree-talk-anupam-saraph-register Dr Anupam Saraph, CIO of Pune, will speak at Thoughtworks’ Banyan […]

Participatory Budgeting in Pune – Propose your additions to your local ward’s budget

(This is a guest post by Sanskriti Menon, who is a Programme Diretor, at the Center for Environment Education, Pune. PMC is now not only allowing citizens to suggest additions to the local budgets, but the form can be filled online (and that is why this item does belong to PuneTech.) The what, why and […]

Software Process Improvement Network event on eGovernance – Thu, 29 Oct

What: The Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) hosts a monthly event. This one is on eGovernance with Anupam Saraph, CIO of Pune City, and Gautam Pal, Director of ETDC. When: Thursday, 29th October, 7:00pm to 8:30pm Where: Hotel Ambassador, Shivajinagar, Pune Registration and Fees: This event is free for all to attend. No registration required. […]

Governance for Startups

Image via Wikipedia Yogesh Pathak, an advisor for many startups, argues that it is very important for startup founders to clearly lay out the ethical rules that the startup is going to play by. He points out the various issues on which the founders need to make their stand clear to all concerned stakeholders. Governance […]