Pankaj Chatterjee

Lifecycle of any product creation involves a complex web of materials, processes and person engaged at different stages. As the production grows in size, the complexity of the processes increase in terms of material, vendor, logistics, raw material processing, stock maintenance, production processes, finishing, packaging, storing and delivery. Unless and until the material is inventorised and processes are streamlined, as per demand of the product, there are chances of glut or low production or unmanaged spare parts.

Dr. Ruma Shukla

Monitoring and evaluation are an integral part of any project or program lifecycle. It is important to analyse the impact of planning, policy and intervention in governance; and is basically the foundation of good governance. The entire process of project planning involves setting up goals and objectives of the project, developing strategies for implementation, outlining schedules, allocating resources in terms of manpower and financials, tools and equipment and setting up institution to achieve the objectives of the project or program or policy. Monitoring of the project is undertaken to analyse the progress against set objectives and milestones of the project as a retrospective assessment against some indicators to check the impact of the project, program and policy. Data Analytics is the tool to undertake the monitoring and evaluation of projects.

Dr. Ruma Shukla

Data is important because data provides a base for planning, insight into problems or issues, base to evaluate the impact of any action, program or policy; it provides basis for decision on resource allocation. Data is a source of validation of what we know and provides reliable information for accountability issues. Generation of data is a continuous process of any decision. Any activity of governance deals with planning, implementation, studying the impact and acting as decision support.  While planning data provides insight and a focus for the goals, data patterns reveal strengths and weaknesses in the system. It provides insight of ‘what is’ and identifies the gaps to provide excellent direction for ‘to be solutions’. During implementation, data is collected to analyze the foresighted impact of strategies. Through collaborative reflection and interaction, the feedbacks in form of data are generated of the impact and help to understand when to stay in the course and when to make changes. Then, an action or decision to refine your strategies is made and eventually, the whole cycle begins again. Thus, data is the nerve of entire lifecycle of governance. However, we shall also know the fact that 80% of the data that exists is neither processed and nor used.

CHANDIGARH: On the occasion of National Statistical Day, Haryana government today launched statistical software, e-vishleshak, to make their schemes more effective. 

Launching the software here today, Finance and Planning Minister Capt Abhimanyu termed it as 'Information Destination' and said it was required for administrative and government work and entire data of various departments would be available for analysis through this software. 

The departments can make their schemes effective on the basis of reliable statistics, he said, adding that any department could examine the statistics available through the software.

Claiming that statistics had been an interesting subject for him, he said it is the basis of any scheme but lack of data and information were apparent in the schemes drafted earlier. 

Vayam Technologies Ltd. helped the Andaman & Nicobar Police to revamp and launch its website: 

While designing the website, Team Vayam specifically kept in mind the needs and requirements of public at large.