10th Thinker and Writer Forum

By | June 23, 2011

10th Thinker and Writer Forum

There is a need to bring in a sense of urgency into the Inclusion Agenda. Interventions need to be crisper and more out-come oriented. There is  a need to form horizontal and vertical linkages within the government and outside such that there is a significant silo-busting and de-duplication of efforts and resources impact that puts India on a higher equitable growth trajectory on one hand and ensures that our digital competitiveness as a nation is not further eroded. Increasingly, policy dialogues are also missing perspectives of the marginalized – the very people that public policy is supposed to help. In this background we made 1st of September 2011 as Digital Inclusion Day with the underlying theme of Digital Deepening.

The key content:

  • ICT in Governance Conclave
  • ICT in Gender Empowerment Conclave
  • ICT in Minorities and Weaker Section Development Conclave
  • ICT in Financial Inclusion Conclave
  • ICT in Corporate Competitiveness Conclave

Skoch Digital Inclusion Awards for 2011  also be conferred as part of the proceedings. In additional to the above-mentioned conclaves the award categories also include:

  • ICT in Education
  • ICT in Services Delivery
  • E-Governance
  • ICT in Public Safety & Security
  • ICT in Automation
  • ICT in Livelihood
  • ICT in Value Added Services
  • ICT in Innovation
  • ICT in Skill Development
  • ICT Intervention of National Significance


In the above-mentioned Digital Inclusion Day framework, Skoch Development Foundation called for papers from domain experts, practitioners and academicians for the Thinkers & Writers Forum” was held on 2nd Sep 2011 at New Delhi that  provided an opportunity to the authors to present their papers to an elite gathering of delegates.

All the authors whose final papers were selected and they got a complimentary invitation for attending the Digital Inclusion Day.

Selected papers from the Summit will also be considered for publication in “Inclusion,” a quarterly publication of Skoch Media or any other publication as deemed fit by the organizers.



Title of the Paper

Dr Bibhuti Bhushan Barik, Principal, B V Rural Institute, Agra Intervention of ICT in Inclusive Rural Banking in India
View Paper
Dr Barnabe D’Souza, Director, Don Bosco Research Centre, Mumbai Where is Rural Digital Inclusion Heading? View Paper
Mr C Ganesh, Assistant Professor, MKumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur (TN) Universal Uniformity in Education – via Cloud Computing
View Paper
Mr Sanjay G Kulkarni, Scientist D, National Informatics Centre, Pune Use of ICT in Caste/Tribe Certificate Verification Process in Maharashtra View Paper
Mr Mukesh Kumar Mishra, Secretary general, Krityanand UNESCO Club, Jamshedpur ICT in Governance  View Paper
Mr Suvankar Mishra, Special Projects, Sub-K (Basix) iTransactions Ltd, Hyderabad Cost Benefit and Usage Behavior Analysis of ICT in Financial Inclusion View Paper
Ms Martina Rani, Associate Professor – Finance,
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad
Mobile Banking Technology: Risks and Regulation View Paper
Mr Santanu Sengupta, Secretary, Change Innovators Society, Kolkata ICT Platform is the Pivot for Effective Financial Inclusion for
the excluded sections in all the nations View Paper
Prof Jatinder Singh, Joint Secretary, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi Exploiting ICT for Empowering People with Disabilities View Paper
Pradeep Mishra, Asst. Vice President, National Spot Exchange Ltd Linking Farmers to Global Market through ICT Initiative View Paper
Ramakrishna Nallathiga, Knowledge Manager, Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad Monitoring of Rehabilitation & Resettlement under Land Acquisition in Infrastructure Projects: An e-tool for Large Irrigation Projects in AP View Paper




























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