Registrar Companies is an
important department of any State Government and all existing and
prospective investors who would like to invest in the State would be
visiting the site for information on how to start and register a new
limited company in the State. In terms of the image of the State, it is
therefore an important department to be nursed by the State Government.
Until some time back, the
website of Registrar of Companies, Karnataka had been hosted by NIC.
However at present the site gets re-directed to nitpu3.kar,nic.in which
appears to be the site of "Bangalore One" project maintained by Ram
Infotech, a Hyderabad based company.
As of date the site was not
available and "page Not Found" error is being displayed.
This indicates the lack of
interest by the department which generally reflects the dis-interest in
In fact, Karnataka was one of
the first (May be the only state in India) to create an office of the
"Secretary-e-Governance" when Mr S M Krishna was the CM of the State.
The department had a lively e-Governance secretary when Mr Rajiv Chawla was
in charge. After his transfer, some time last year, the department
was not given a separate secretary and the IT/BT secretary was doubling up
as e-Governance secretary. In the process the e-Governance in the State
became an orphan.
The status of the ROC website is
perhaps an indication of this dis-interest.
For a state which is proud to have the capital referred to as the Silicon
City of India and is leading in Software exports, it is strange that the
e-Governance is in a neglected state.
It appears that the new Government has appointed a new Principal Secretary
in charge of e-Governance who comes with a good reputation for innovation
and hopefully things would improve.
June 21, 2008