pradeepsekar (793666) writes "The first draft of Electronic Delivery of Services Bill-2011,has proposed that all Ministries and Govt. departments in India compulsorily deliver services to Citizens electronically,through the Internet and mobile phones.The Bill proposes completely phasing out manual distribution of services, as the Govt.aims to plug leaks in the system, minimize losses and ensure delivery to the intended beneficiaries. This would require each Ministry/Department to identify the basket of citizen centric services to be delivered through electronic means along with the delivery channels, with stipulated timeline and service level for each service. Each Ministry will assess its readiness and accordingly fix the timelines for mandatory electronic service delivery. However no department will exceed a cut off date fixed for the country. Benefits would include efficient, transparent and reliable delivery of web enabled public services in a definite and time bound manner to citizens, thereby transforming Governance. This will eliminate the need for a citizen to go to Government offices to seek services." Link to Original Source top
pradeepsekar (793666) writes "The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has placed on its website the report of the Working Group on information security, electronic banking, technology risk management, and cyber frauds.
The objective of the Working Group was to provide a set of guidelines to banks covering the entire gamut of electronic banking. This would serve as a common minimum standard for all banks to adopt as well as lay down the best practices for banks to adopt in a phased manner for a safer and sounder banking environment. The Group felt that there was a need for banks to follow a consistent approach in each focus area, to minimize differing interpretations.
The report covers various areas such as IT Governance, information security (including electronic banking channels like internet banking, ATMs, cards), IT operations, IT services outsourcing, Information System Audit, Cyber frauds, business continuity planning, customer education and legal issues.
The Group recognised that the recommendations are not “one-size-fits-all” and the implementation of these recommendations need to be based on the nature and scope of activities engaged by banks and the technology environment prevalent in the bank and the support rendered by technology to the business processes.
pradeepsekar (793666) writes "The latest error I have noticed on my Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit is that copying a 647MB File to a partition with 219GB free gives a 'not enough disk space' error — both on using Explorer and the Move command from the prompt. Smaller files (27MB) copy fine. Thankfully, xcopy managed to copy the files without complaining. Once the file (647MB) had moved to the large drive, copying it again to another drive with 219GB free worked fine...