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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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Centre has withheld Rs 7,500 crore in MGNREGA funds to West Bengal for a year, claims report -Shagun

-Down to Earth MGNREGA workers in Bengal not paid wages of Rs 2744 crore for a year, report by Libtech India found   The central government has withheld release of Rs 7,500 crore in MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) funds to West Bengal for a year now over “non-compliance of central government directives”, a report released on December 26, 2022 claimed. A whopping Rs 2,744 crore of the Rs 7,500...

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Is the RTI Act fulfilling its purpose? -Sonikka Loganathan

-The Hindu The Right to Information (RTI) Act was passed by Parliament in 2005, aiming to give people access to the records of the Central and State governments. It was a vital reform to help activists and individuals ensure transparency and accountability in Governance. In a discussion moderated by Sonikka Loganathan, Anjali Bhardwaj and Saurav Das take stock of what’s working and the issues that appear to be weakening the law....

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