December 07, 2012   www.indiagovernance.gov.in
In this issue
    Promoting e-literacy
    Decentralising education
    Prohibiting child labour
    Facilitating growth
Featured Best Practice
Integrating people with disability
Pioneering the concept of social inclusiveness, Amar Jyoti aims at the complete medical, educational and vocational integration of persons with disability by rendering them a range rehabilitative services including education, healthcare, capacity building and infrastructural support.
In Focus
Imparting healthcare through mobile technology
Launched by the Kerala State IT Mission in 2008, Dr. SMS aims to improve people's access to healthcare and provide informational alerts about emerging diseases through mobile phones. At present it is operational in 14 districts of Kerala.
Capacitating tribal communities through ICT tools
Designed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing in collaboration with the College of Horticulture, Arunachal Pradesh, the Model e-Village project aspires to create e-literacy among the remote tribal villages of North East India.
Examining child protection policy frameworks
The report by the Ministry of Women and Child Development lays down a holistic framework for child protection in national level policy planning based on a comprehensive analysis of related government schemes and interventions.
Decentralising the education system
The paper explores the scope of a decentralised system of education based on its critical assessment of the role of Village Education Committees in the management of universal elementary education in the district of Hooghly, West Bengal.
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Events & Announcements
Eighth Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development
When: 17-19 December, 2012
The conference organised by the Indian Statistical Institute provides a platform for discussing various components that contribute towards economic growth and development.
International Conference of the Society of Operations Management
When: 21-23 December, 2012
The conference offers an opportunity to government organisations, NGOs and business communities to exchange ideas and innovations on manufacture and service operations management.
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Strengthening legal reforms against child labour
An extensive legal reform is stressed as a precondition to effectively translate the Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act into the actual preservation of the rights of children in India.
About GKC
The Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction (CBPR) Programme, launched by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions  in 2005, aims at building the capacity of the Indian civil service for improved public service delivery for the purposes of poverty reduction. The Governance Knowledge Centre (GKC), undertaken by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DAR&PG) has been envisaged as a key initiative under CBPR to serve as a digital single point of reference on good governance practices that would aid in building capacity at the district, state and centre.
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