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Infotech can help contain corruption

CORRUPTION COULD be contained by applying Information Technology (IT) in every walk of national life, according to a senior professor at the Industrial Management Engineering Department of the IIT-K Dr Veena Bansal.

india Updated: Sep 24, 2006 00:00 IST

CORRUPTION COULD be contained by applying Information Technology (IT) in every walk of national life, according to a senior professor at the Industrial Management Engineering Department of the IIT-K Dr Veena Bansal.

Speaking about “Corruption in India and IT” at a seminar on “Redefining Indian Business” here today Bansal said scientists at the institute were busy designing software that would help contain corruption in offices.

She said first such software was designed to check corruption in issuing passports. She said with the application of this software applicants would not have to go to the passport offices for submitting their applications or make themselves available for police enquiries with regard to the issuing of passports.

The software would enable the officers to issue the passport within a period of two weeks after completing all the required formalities. She said the software would soon be submitted to the government for its application.

Bansal said after the successful operation of the software more such software would be designed to handle other complicated day-to-day official transactions.