Pune now has has a CIO – whose job it is to guide all use of information technology related to PMC. This includes external facing services like property tax payments, marriage/birth/death registration, and also internal use of IT like MIS and ERP. Dr. Anupam Saraph, who has been appointed the CIO of PMC, is an industry veteran with a good understanding of the latest trends in both technology and e-governance. As a result, his vision for PMC goes far beyond simple computerization of services – this includes initiatives to encourage citizen participation through the use of wikis and social networking, games and competitions to increase citizen involvement, use of maps, GIS, and mashups to increase usability and usefulness of the services and websites.
However, I don’t think this is something that can be done without active community participation. For really successful implementation of some of these ideas, what is really needed, in my opinion, is the involvement of the tech community to help with the execution – frontends, backends, usability, evangelization. I would like to start a discussion on how we can help.
Dr. Saraph has agreed to attend IdeaCampPune for a few hours in the first half o the day. If we can get a few discussions started around this topic, he can participate, clarify his vision for us, and answer questions. I have also requested him to write an article giving some more details on his ideas and initiatives, so we can start thinking about how best the community can help in each of those areas. He hopes to have it done by Monday or Tuesday, and I’ll post it here as soon as I get it. Please check this site again on Tuesday. (Or better yet, subscribe to the RSS feed or email updates.)
If you have any immediate questions or suggestions please post them in the comments below, and I can have Dr. Saraph answer them.
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2 thoughts on “PMC vision for the future needs your help”
I would like to contribute in pune project by some idea like transport facility – we can provide better facility by using net banking payment gateway like season e-ticket,daily e-ticket,bus route on gprs,time table of bus from 1 station to other,update people failure of bus etc.
There is no display board for oneway on most the place.so the new comers have to suffer for that same in case of noentry for two wheeler also.so it should be rectify by giving such mobile facility.
for this pre-instruction should be given instead of making challans by police officer.