Mr. R. Chandrashekar, Additional Secretary, MCIT, Govt of India
Mr. Rajdeep Sahrawat ,V P , NASSCOM
Mr. Umashankar, MD, ELCOT , Government of Tamil Nadu
Ms . Aruna Sundarajan, IL& FS/NeGP
Prof. Rajanish Dass, IIM Ahmd
Mr. Sukh Bir Singh,BIS
Vishwakarma Building Department of Management Sciences
New Delhi – 110019
Lighting of the Lamp & Welcome address by director IIT Delhi
10:15 – 10:30 :
Address by Chief Guest
10:30 – 10:45 :
Why ODF,India ODFAlliance
Implications of ODF and
Open Standards on NeGP,
Ms. Aruna Sundarajan, IL&FS/NeGP
11:15– 11:45 :
Economic Impact of ODF,
Prof. Rajanish Dass, IIM Ahmedabad
12:15– 12:30 :
T he Tamil Nadu Experience,
Relevance of ODF on Indian
Industry, Mr. Rajdeep Sahrawat, VP NASSCOM
Impact of ODF on India,
Mr. Sukh Bir Singh, BIS
ODF and e-Governance,
Mr. M.Moni, N IC
Local Language Support for ODF, CDAC
Vote of Thanks
Documents are the life blood of modern governments and its citizens. Governments use them to capture knowledge, store critical information, coordinate activities, measure results, and communicate across departments and with businesses and citizens. As documents and services are increasingly transformed from paper to electronic form, there is a growing problem that governments and their stakeholders may not be able to access, retrieve and use critical records, information and documents in the future.To adapt to ever-changing technology and business processes, governments need flexibility and reliability in accessing, using and maintaining these documents. Open file formats -the technology behind documents that determine the level of control governments have to create, exchange and archive information- are the key enabler of this flexibility and reliability.
The requirement to share and save documents with high degrees of fidelity drives common usage of a small number of common file formats. Governments that are tied to technology, strategy and pricing decisions of a single supplier, sometimes without reasonable possibilities to find alternative vendors, are having technology decisions imposed on them, and the businesses and citizens that need to interact with those documents. More alarmingly, governments may not have many options or the right to modify and save archived documents at some future date. That future access is a compelling impetus to move to an open file format. When the format is open, rather than controlled by one particular vendor, governments get the access, flexibility, and reliability they need. Further, they can ensure interoperability between systems, better cost effectiveness, freedom of action, a level playing field and choice for themselves and their citizenry.
To enable governments to have greater control over and direct management of their own records, information and documents, the Open Document Format (ODF) was created and promoted by a industry consortium.
The National Seminar on Open Document Format is being held to focus on the impact of ODF on India and the Indian governments, as well as to increase the awareness of the issue. The seminar is being hosted by the Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi, along with NIC.
The institutes and corporates supporting the seminar are enlisted below.