Technology

To improve delivery of services through technology, enhancing trade, and reaping demographic dividend India needs to invest in better understanding of challenges and opportunities in trade, technology, and skilling.

Projects

  • NCAER Gig Economy Initiative

    The programme seeks to research and highlight the socio-economic impact of platform work and platform companies in India. The study will progress on two tracks: Track I, spanning over 6-months, will focus on platform agents in the food delivery sector. We will survey delivery partners to analyse their options, preferences and choices that are enabled...   Read More

  • Evaluation of India’s Faceless E-Assessment Tax Scheme

    The Central Board of Direct Tax’s ‘Faceless E-assessment of Tax Returns’ (now referred to as the Faceless Assessment Scheme (FAS) was notified on 12th September 2019 to facilitate a simple, transparent, efficient and accountable way of carrying out and concluding income tax assessment proceedings. The scheme is implemented by CBDT in the Department of Revenue,...   Read More

  • Integration of NCAER Land Records and Services Index & Prindex : Combining land records and property rights perception

    NCAER has launched two editions of supply side NCAER Land Records Services Index in 2020 and 2021. While expanding and improving quality of land records reflects the efforts on the supply side of these services, how are they perceived and used by the users? To address this question, it was felt that a demand side...   Read More

  • Implement Digital Direct Benefit Transfers: A DBT Readiness Index for the States of India

    Both the central and state governments in India operate a vast array of cash and in-kind transfers to protect its poor. But these social protection schemes often suffer from substantial leakages and poor targeting, distort market functioning by subsidising prices and thereby impose significant fiscal stress without commensurate social benefits. India is seeking to port...   Read More

  • Evaluation of e-Courts Mission Mode Project

    The main objective of the study is to assess the level of computersitaion of district and Taluka courts in India covered under the e-Courts project. This includes assessment of the ICT deployment of hardware & LAN components, utilisation of hardware & LAN components, assessment of Case Information System (CIS) application roll out and readiness for...   Read More

  • Telecom Sector in India: A Decadal Profile

    The telecommunications sector plays an increasingly important role in the Indian economy.  It contributes to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), generates revenue for the government and creates employment. The report presents the evolution of the telecommunications sector in India in the decade between 2001 and 2011.  The total number of telephone subscribers has grown at a...   Read More

  • E-Readiness Assessment and e-Governance Ranking of Indian States/ UTs 2011-12

    This is the sixth in a series of e-Readiness reports since 2004. These projects are a paradigm shift in the delivery mechanism of various governance services through ICT adoption by government and are a tool to ‘serve the unserved’ and promote inclusiveness. The assessment is now going to be carried out over time, i.e., states...   Read More

  • Baseline Study on e-Panchayat

    As the knowledge partner on the e-Panchayat project of the Department of Information Technology, NCAER’s role is to sign off on the project scope, research framework, research methodology, and report formats as well as on the final data used in compilation. The main objectives of the study are to create baseline data against which the...   Read More

  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure and NCAER

    In November 2000, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India constituted a task force under the Chairmanship of the Surveyor General of India for evolving a vision for National Spatial Data Infrastructure and for formulating a strategy and an action plan. A vision, strategy and action plan document was consequently prepared and discussed in...   Read More

Researchers

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    Bornali Bhandari is a Senior Fellow at NCAER with a background in international economics and macroeconomics, specifically focusing on the impact of globalisation on development. Currently, she is engaged in a number of industry studies including automobiles, farm mechanisation, and digitisation. Her wider research interests include analysis of skilling from a 3-E perspective (education, employability...   Read More

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    Sanjib Pohit is a Professor at NCAER. He is an experienced modeler in the area of trade and environment with 20 years of modelling experience. His domain of research experience includes science and technology policies, institutional economics, transport economics, input-output models, FDI, informal trade, automobile industry, and South Asian integration. Previously, he held position at...   Read More

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    Dr Shashanka Bhide is an Honorary Senior Adviser at NCAER. He was associated with NCAER from 1982 to 2014 in different capacities. After leaving NCAER in July 2014, he took up the position of Director, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai until his retirement in December 2018. His research has covered a number of areas...   Read More

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    Anil K Sharma is Secretary to the Governing Body and Operations Director. He has held several positions at NCAER after joining in 1992 including the Officiating Director General in May-June 2021. He has also been the NABARD Chair Professor at NCAER; Visiting Researcher at the International Trade Division, The World Bank, Washington D.C. USA; Consultant to the...   Read More

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    K.A. Siddiqui is a Senior Fellow at NCAER with a background in Input-Output Modelling, macroeconomics and large scale primary studies. He has developed a user-friendly dashboard using data of NCAER’s National Survey of Households on Income and Expenditure. In the past, he has worked on various studies related to Tourism Satellite Account, Social Accounting Matrix,...   Read More

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    Pallavi Choudhuri is a Senior Fellow at the NCAER-National Data Innovation Center (NDIC), with primary research interests in development, informality, employment, inequality, and gender. At NDIC, her recent work has focused on leading experiments related to measurement gaps in income and consumption data and women’s time use data. Prior to joining NCAER, Choudhuri taught courses...   Read More

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    Charu Jain is a Fellow at NCAER. Her areas of research interest includes education, gender, and socio-developmental changes. She has worked in the area of land & policy related issues, agriculture, steel, handloom sector, large-scale consumer studies, industrial surveys, housing indices, and macro-economic policy issues. Dr Jain has few national and international publications to her credit....   Read More

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    A result oriented, skillful IT professional with hands-on experience in championing business process improvements; accomplished in identifying and deploying cost-effective, value-added IT solutions – all while delivering excellent services. Mr Srivastava is a creative and motivated Information and Communications Technology specialist and a team leader with more than 25 years of work experience. One of...   Read More

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    Ajaya Kumar Sahu is an Associate Fellow at NCAER. He is an Agricultural Economist by training. During his stay at the NCAER, he has worked on areas like poverty analysis, issues related to agriculture and rural development, labour and employment with special reference to quality of jobs and skills, public finance and analysis of price dynamics. ...   Read More

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    K.  Subbaraje Urs is an Associate Fellow at NCAER, with more than 24 years of experience in applied economic research, socio-economic and industrial research. His core areas of research are large-scale surveys, particularly in developing the survey instrument, calculating the sample size, and identifying gaps in primary and secondary data. He has worked on both large-scale...   Read More

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    Asrar Alam is a Research Analyst at NCAER. Since January 2011 he has been working on NCAER’s landmark study, the “National Survey of Household Income and Expenditure (NSHIE)”. Involved since its inception, Asrar has actively contributed to the sampling process, data collection and cleaning techniques. Other than this, he has also worked on two other projects...   Read More

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    Anika Kapoor is the Research Program Specialist for the National Data Innovation Centre at NCAER. She is a geographer from the Delhi School of Economics and an urban planner from the Delhi School of Planning and Architecture. Prior to joining NCAER, she worked as a Senior Planner at INTACH, Assistant Professor at Amity University, and...   Read More

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    Nishika Pal is working as a Research Associate at NCAER. She qualified for the UGC NET examination in Economics in 2019. She has an MSc in Financial Economics from the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, and a BA (Honours) in Economics from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi. She contributed in index computation...   Read More

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    Poonam Dhawan is working as a Research Team Assistant at NCAER.