This is a discussion about the submission for [Global Open Data Index 2016 / India]
Open Government Data Division, National Informatics Centre, is spearheading the open government data movement in India. It is the official nodal agency, authorised by the Government of India for rolling out and promotion of open data initiative in government departments and for community participation.
Being a proactive, responsible and globally conscious organization with a team dedicated to the cause of open government data movement; we had submitted our responses for the survey conducted by OKFN for the year 2016 on an early date (i.e. 20-09-2016). The URL for the same is as follows: http://global.census.okfn.org/place/in/2016
Seeing the ranking and evaluation declared by OKFN. it is understood that entry submitted by us has not been either considered or evaluated. It came to our notice that the website, on which the responses were submitted by us, was subsequently changed. Unfortunately it did not come to our notice, as there was no communication to us in this effect.
For most of the cases where India has been shown 0% open or open with very less %, data has been either published on India’s Open Government Data Platform or are available on the government departments websites. This has been clearly indicated in our survey submission.
We presume that evaluation of our entry will shed proper light on the data made open by Government of India under various categories under consideration and would give a clear picture and position of open data movement. With this view in mind we request you to consider our survey submission for the year 2016 in the prescribed format on the new website (global.survey.okfn.org/place/in).
Looking forward to your positive response and confirmation at an early date.