Overview for India: Technology and A Vision for The Future
From muscle power to machine power, we are today in the era of knowledge power. The volume focuses on the role of technology and the vision for the future of India, covering a wide spectrum ranging from planning for a decade of revolution in electronic technology to different aspects of information technology. The author shares his experiences during his association with IT and telecom sectors and elucidates his perceptions about how we can achieve the goal of a developed India. The book brings out the idea that technology is a double-edged weapon as it has both destructive and constructive implications for the society. For instance, the production of weapons of mass destruction can be cited as an example of negative implications. On the other hand, information technology is bound to add value to the quality of life and also allow developing countries like India to lead for a better future. The book comprising unique articles, written by the eminent personality, on social impact of technology, women in the digital era, emerging media policies in India, is sure to enlighten the minds of the readers about the role of technology in the Information, Communication and Entertainment (ICE) age.
N. Vittal (Author)
Central Vigilance Commissioner, (Retd.) in a career of more than 40 years in the IAS, has held a number of assignments at the Government of Gujarat, Central Government as well as in a Joint Sector Enterprise. He has been Chairman, Telecom Commission and Secretary. Department of Telecommunication, Government of India, Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board; Managing Director, Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertiliser Company Limited; and Secretary, Department of Electronics, Government of India. As Chairman, Telecom Commission, Mr. Vittal initiated the process of liberalization in the Telecom sector and played a major role in getting the Telecom Policy 1994 approved. As Secretary, Department of Electronics, he initiated the concept of software exports to zoom. As Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board, he initiated measures for greater transparency and speed in the function of PESB. A prolific writer Mr. Vittal is a regular contributor to journals, magazines and newspapers including The Economic and Political Weekly. The Economic Times, Financial Express, Business India and Several professional journals. He has authored seven books: India Incorporated: Reflections on the Indian electronic Industry, The Vicious Cycle of Vittalâ€™s Law, The Red Tape Guerilla, Fighting Corruption and Restructuring Government, Information Technology: Indiaâ€™s Tomorrow and Public Sector Governance & Management, Vittal has not only been a successful civil servant, but has also been included by the Business Today magazine in their list, prepared at the time of Golden Jubilee of Indiaâ€™s Independence in 1997, of 50 men and women who made a contribution to the economy of the country in the fifty years after independence.