Aniwar's report on ADB activity in Kerala reveals something very strange about future
of e-governance *software projects* in Kerala. Its shows that ADB clauses will force urban
bodies to accept suggestions on software projects to be implemented here, based on the
recommendations from the consultants whom ADB approves for the purpose.
This evidently appears to be an attempt to subvert the declared policy of the elected
government that Kerala will be transformed into a destination for Free Software.
Strange are the ways in which the Secretary to LSGIs in Kerala, SM Vijayanand IAS is
helping things get around. Our self-declared *champion of IT*, PV Unnikrishnan's role
here needs to be suspected and followed up much more closely vis-a-vis his known links
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