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India’s Trigger-Happy Internet Shutdowns Hurt its Poor and Marginalised - Anirudh S.K.

The Wire “When the internet is shut down, I have no work, do not get paid, cannot withdraw any money from my account and cannot even get food rations.” This statement by a Dalit woman daily wage worker from Rajasthan begins a joint report by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) scrutinising India’s record as the world’s internet shutdown capital. In No Internet Means No Work, No Pay,...

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Flawed MGNREGS Attendance App Impacts Workers’ Pay In World’s Largest Rural Jobs Programme - Shreehari Paliath, Anand Dutta

IndiaSpend On a sweltering April afternoon, Hari Oraon, 51, was sitting outside his home in Latehar’s Ahirpur village of Mahuadanr block, nearly 200 km northwest of Ranchi. He was worried. Owing to pending wages--he had not been paid for seven days--Hari Oraon had not gone to work for the last two days. “I do not know why this happened, and I am not sure if I will receive it,” said Hari, a...

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How State Family Database Projects Pose Dangers Of In-Depth Citizen Profiling And Exclusion - Sarasvati NT

Medianama The Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency (TNeGA) floated a second tender in December 2022 for implementation and maintenance of a Master Data Management and de- duplication tool for a State Family Database (SFDB) project. The objective is to assign the ‘Makkal ID’— a unique identification number already allotted to the state’s seven crore residents— to different records across departments. The SFDB is projected to be the “single source of truth” of all...

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Mandatory digital attendance for MGNREGA will destroy scheme -Himanshu Nitnaware

-Down to Earth The central government has mandated digitally capturing the attendance of all workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGnregs). Labourers and activist groups have opposed this and pointed out several loopholes in the move. The National Mobile Monitoring System, which came into effect on January 1, 2023, was launched with claims of bringing transparency and eliminating corruption at the ground level. Pilot tests began in May 2021 at...

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TN plans unique number for each state resident -Divya Chandrababu

-Hindustan Times Chief minister M K Stalin had during the assembly sessions spoken of data-centric Governance and the TNeGA department is responsible for driving all technology initiatives for the state Government. The data would be available in English and Tamil Chennai: The Tamil Nadu e-Governance agency (TNeGA) conducted a pre-bid meeting on Thursday as the state government is looking to build tools to create a unique individual number for each resident of...

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