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News Article | February 21, 2017
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NOIDA, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Three winners of HCL Grant 2017 across categories of Environment, Health and Education were today announced at a ceremony held at HCL Technologies Hub, Noida. Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, presided over the ceremony as the Chief Guest and felicitated the winners. Each winning NGO receives a Grant of up to INR 5 crores. At the occasion, Shri Arun Jaitley also released a compendium titled “The Fifth Estate - NGOs transforming Rural India in Environment, Health and Education,” which is a compilation of all the finalists of the second edition of HCL Grant. Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, congratulated the winners of HCL Grant 2017 and appreciated the work of HCL and the jury. Addressing the gathering he said, “I must compliment HCL for going into the larger society, creating an independent jury, looking at areas which need support and getting the jury to select the best so that the winners can be role models for others.” Malcolm Gladwell, an eminent author and speaker, attended the ceremony as a Special Guest and addressed the gathering comprising Board members, senior leadership and other distinguished guests from various walks of life. The winning NGOs across three categories are: Ms. Robin Abrams, Chairperson of Jury, HCL Grant, said, “HCL Grant is so much more than the fund itself. The mark of the strategic value of any grant is leverage. From the focus on governance and sustainability, sharing of best practices and how corporates and their employees can engage with NGOs – HCL Grant delivers on strategic value for the NGOs of India and for India’s Fifth Estate. It is exciting to be a part of this kind of leverage.” HCL Grant, a CSR commitment by HCL through HCL Foundation, envisions to contribute to rural development by strengthening NGOs through deep institutional involvement and commitment. The Grant stands testimony to the fact that only strong governance structures management capabilities and reliable impact measurement systems within NGOs can help them take up and sustain high impact, complex and social transformational projects. The winning NGOs have been selected by an eminent jury panel. Members of the panel are Ms. Robin Abrams – Former President of Palm Computing, and the longest serving Board member of HCL Technologies; Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia - Leading Economist and Chairperson, Board of Governors, the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations; Ms. Pallavi Shroff - Eminent Legal Counsel, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.; Mr. B.S. Baswan - Former Director, Indian Institute of Public Administration; Mr. Richard Lariviere - President, Field Museum, Chicago and Former President of the University of Oregon; Dr. John E. Kelly – Senior Vice President, Cognitive Solutions and Research, IBM Corporation; and Mr. Shiv Nadar – Founder & Chairman, HCL and Shiv Nadar Foundation. For more information please visit www.hcltech.com/HCL-Grant.


News Article | February 22, 2017
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Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung stellte Shri Arun Jaitley zudem ein neu erschienenen Kompendium unter dem Titel „The Fifth Estate – NGOs transforming Rural India in Environment, Health und Education“ [Die fünfte Gewalt – NGO und ihre Rolle bei der Umgestaltung des ländlichen Indiens in den Bereichen Umweltschutz, Gesundheitswesen und Bildung] vor. Das Werk ist ein Sammelband aller Finalisten des zweiten HCL Grant. Fr. Robin Abrams, Leiter der Jury, HCL Grant, sagte: „Der HCL Grant ist weit mehr als das gewährte Preisgeld. Der Kernpunkt seines strategischen Werts liegt in seiner transformatorischen Wirkung. Durch die Schwerpunktsetzung auf Governance und Nachhaltigkeit, auf die Verbreitung von Best Practices sowie die Frage, wie Unternehmen und deren Mitarbeiter mit NGOs zusammenarbeiten können, – besitzt der HCL Grant einen strategischen Wert für die NGOs in Indien und für die fünfte Gewalt des Landes. Wir freuen uns sehr, Teil dieses transformatorischen Prozesses zu sein.“ Die Sieger-NGOs wurde durch eine prominent besetzte Jury ausgewählt. Zu den Jurymitgliedern gehörten Fr. Robin Abrams – vormals President von Palm Computing und dienstältestes Vorstandsmitglied von HCL Technologies; Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia - führender Ökonom und Vorsitzender des Board of Governors, des Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations; Fr. Pallavi Shroff - prominente Rechtsanwältin, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.; Hr. B.S. Baswan - vormals Direktor des Indian Institute of Public Administration; Mr. Richard Lariviere - President des Field Museum, Chicago und vormals President der University of Oregon; Dr. John E. Kelly – Senior Vice President von Cognitive Solutions and Research, IBM Corporation; und Hr. Shiv Nadar – Gründer & Chairman von HCL und der Shiv Nadar Foundation.


Dwivedi M.,Indian Institute of Public Administration | Kacker U.,Gujarat National Law University
Journal of Third World Studies | Year: 2013

The Indian Union premises its existence on the Nehruvian ideals of socialism and secularism with a few irritants of contemporary communal strife in the domestic milleu. Indo-US relations have undergone a remarkable transformation during the last fifteen years. Today, there is close cooperation between the two countries on the issues of far reaching consequences, such as the use of nuclear energy, space technology for peaceful purposes and missile defense. The emergence of a bipolar world during the Cold War between the superpowers enhanced the importance of the various developing countries in foreign affairs. The concept of economic aid as an effective goal in its own right was soon replaced by the notion of mutual security through alliances and alignments. More than food security, strategic concerns have always underscored the development of Indo-American relations.


Singh S.,Indian Institute of Public Administration | Pradhan L.,Indian Institute of Public Administration | Sharma V.K.,Indian Institute of Public Administration | Munshi U.M.,Indian Institute of Public Administration
Water and Energy International | Year: 2015

The holy river Ganga passing through five states, is one of the most polluted rivers. Over exploitation and abstraction of water for various purposes coupled with direct discharge of untreated wastewater has completely deteriorated the quality of water. In comparison to other pollutants, industrial effluents are the most dangerous threat to the natural ecosystem of the Holy river. The paper focuses on Tannery industry which is categorized as red-category industry.These tanneries no longer use environment-friendly vegetable dyes for tanning leather they instead use highly toxic chromium which is discharged directly into the river untreated. The paper has also tried to explain the effects of the pollutants on the environment and the natural ecosystem of the river and suggested to adopt some innovative measures like generation of biogas from the waste, adopting phyto-remediation technology and development of integrated plan for waste water disposal and treatment. © 2015, Central Board of Irrigation and Power. All rights reserved.


Vazhayil J.P.,Indian Institute of Technology Delhi | Sharma V.K.,Indian Institute of Public Administration | Balasubramanian R.,Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
International Journal of Energy Sector Management | Year: 2011

Purpose: In the context of the negotiations for apportionment of emission reduction post-Kyoto regime, issues of equity and fairness have emerged. The purpose of this paper is to generate a model for equitable emission reduction apportionment. Design/methodology/approach: The mathematical model has been designed utilizing mitigation capacity (based on gross domestic product (GDP)) and cumulative excess emissions as the criteria for apportionment. Quantitative results have been arrived at, using cumulative γ and parabolic mitigation emission reduction trajectories to demonstrate the impact on stakeholders. Findings: The apportionment outcomes are independent of the specific trajectory fine-tuned in the feasibility region. Since the apportionment takes into account entitlements and the mitigation capacity, Africa and India have negligible reduction targets in tune with the development goals in these economies. Substantial reduction commitments would fall on the USA and the EU countries. China gets a moderate target due to higher emissions and GDP. Research limitations/implications: The approach is in consonance with the principle of common but differentiated responsibility enunciated in the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol. The method can easily incorporate emissions trading. The issue of population as a driving factor of emissions has been partially accounted for by considering the entire national GDP as an emission reduction responsibility factor, without considering population based GDP entitlements. Originality/value: The generalized framework can be extended to situations involving responsibility apportionment in public policies dealing with externalities. The framework is original and will be useful to policymakers and other stakeholders dealing with climate change, as well as researchers looking at externalities of a global or national dimension. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.


Malhotra C.,Indian Institute of Public Administration | Chariar V.M.,Indian Institute of Technology Delhi | Das L.K.,Indian Institute of Technology Delhi | Krishnaswamy G.,Australian Catholic University | Krishnaswamy G.,Curtin University Australia
ACIS 2011 Proceedings - 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems | Year: 2011

Participation in the processes related to e-Governance provides a sense of ownership to the citizens and helps enhance their cooperation in its implementation. However, little attempt has been made to elicit citizens' participation whilst designing e-Governance initiatives in the rural areas resulting in the neglect of contextual factors in e-Governance initiatives. The present study attempts to evolve suitable mechanisms for eliciting citizens' participation in rural e-Governance initiatives. Citizen Consultation Round (CCR) was conducted with the participation of 73 villagers from various Indian villages to identify the needs and expectations from Rural e- Governance initiatives (ReGI). To understand and incorporate the local concerns in ReGI, there is a need for the evolution of a series of collaborative and systematic mechanisms. Such an inclusive approach towards the design of ReGI is expected to make these initiatives more responsive to the contextual reality and hence instrumental in ushering rural development in developing economies. © 2011 Malhotra, Chariar, Das and Krishnaswamy.


Dev N.K.,Dayalbagh Educational Institute | Shankar R.,Indian Institute of Technology Delhi | Debnath R.M.,Indian Institute of Public Administration
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology | Year: 2014

The management of risks within the supply chain and external to it has become highly critical component of supply chain management. Inventory management is a vital tool to mitigate these risks. Lead times and review periods are important parameters in inventory management. The organizations focus on these parameters to enhance the system-wide supply chain performance in terms of services to customers. This paper aims at analyzing the efficiency of total supply chain in context of average fill rate performance. We analyze the efficiency of a hypothetical supply chain network structure which is subjected to time delays due to lead time and inventory review period changes. To understand the optimal relative efficiency among different values of average fill rate performance obtained through simulation, we used Data Envelopment Analysis approach (DEA). Taguchi experimental design procedure is used as a vehicle for conducting the simulation experiments and analyzing its outcome. The proposed integration of simulation with DEA framework provides practical implications to the decision maker as well as connotes to the real world situation where different enterprises compete for the frontier supply chain efficiency. © 2014 Springer-Verlag London.


Malhotra C.,Indian Institute of Public Administration | Krishnaswamy G.,Australian Catholic University
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology | Year: 2011

Setting up of rural telecentres, popularly referred to as Common Service Centres (CSCs), are considered one of the initial forerunners of rural e-Governance initiatives under the Government of India's National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). CSCs are implemented on public-private partnership (PPP) - where State governments play a major role in facilitating the establishment of CSCs and investments are made by private companies referred to as Service Centre Agencies (SCAs). CSC implementation is expected to help in improving public service delivery in a transparent and efficient manner. However, there is very little research undertaken to study the actual impact of CSC implementation at the grassroots level. This paper addresses the gap by identifying the circumstances, concerns and expectations from the point-of-view of citizens and examining the finer aspects of social processes in the context of rural e-Governance.

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