Radiant Partners Intel For e-Governance

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 07, 2006

Radiant Infosystems has launched e-Governance solutions in India. It has also launched Community PCs in an Internet kiosk in Andhra Pradesh as part of project Rajiv Internet Village.

The Intel-powered Community PC platform is designed as a result of computing solutions based on Intel technology and is equipped to operate in a community setting.

Rajiv Internet Village is an e-initiative by the Government of Andhra Pradesh to increase interaction between residents and service providers (government/businesses), by harnessing information and communication technology capabilities.

The initiative aims to offer a range of facilities to citizens such as payment of utility bills and commercial taxes, ticket reservations, birth and death registration etc. and also give access to higher value-added services (e.g. Computer education/Microfinance) that lead to individual growth and social development.

The kiosks will help accelerate access to benefits of information and communications technologies in the villages. Operated by local entrepreneurs these kiosks provide neighboring communities with access to services such as e-Government forms (land records and marriage licenses, among others).

Joydeep Bose, Director - Emerging Technologies, Intel says, “Our experience shows that ICT adoption in developing nations requires much more than providing a standard PC. The technology often needs to be adapted to the local usage and environment of a particular country or region.”

Narayanacharyulu, Director, Radiant added, “We expect that the ‘Rajiv project’ will be the forerunner to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India’s stated objective to establish 1,00,000 similar Common Service Centers across the country by 2007.”

As a part of their rural e-initiative, Radiant Infosystems has implemented projects like smart cards using biometrics-based systems in rural banks such as Krishna Grameena Bank. It has also developed the pilot project of MNIC (Multi-purpose National Identity Card) customized to meet Governments’ needs, this application comprises of a MNIC or National ID card which will be issued to citizens as a multi-purpose card.