Jaijit Bhattacharya

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Jaijit Bhattacharya is a noted Government transformation expert and is Partner at KPMG. He is also President of Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research (C-DEP)and Adjunct Professor at IIT Delhi. He has been responsible for the creation of the next generation of solutions for governments, based on open standards. Bhattacharya advises governments on e-governance strategies. He is an e-Governance advisor to Government of Sri Lanka and has been conducting training for ADB institute in Tokyo on Public Expenditure Management and has helped World Bank develop curriculum for their e-Leadership program. Bhattacharya was also part of the Army IT Advisory Committee constituted by the then Chief of Army Staff. He also delivers invited lectures at INSEAD Singapore campus, IIT Roorkee and at IIM Calcutta. Bhattacharya also coined the terms "Technological Sovereignty",[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] "Participative Governance" from the perspective of e-Governance,[11][12][13] and identified "Extreme Automation" as the key driver of the 4th Industrial Revolution.[14][15][16][17]

Dr. Bhattacharya's views are available at http://jaijitb.blogspot.com


Bhattacharya did his PhD from Department of Computer Science and Engineering IIT Delhi, MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and B.,Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.


Bhattacharya has developed business models and strategies for leading companies in the IT, media and computer hardware industries. He has numerous research papers to his credit in leading journals and conferences. He is the author/co-author of four books on e-Governance including the first book on e-Governance in India, ‘Government On-line – Opportunities and Challenges’, published by McGraw Hill and released by the then Honourable President of India, Shri Abdul Kalam. He is also the author of the first book on Privacy Middleware in the world.

The book e-Gov 2.0: Policies, Processes and Technologies by Bhattacharya highlights the need for capacity building for rapid roll out of e-Governance initiatives and develops an understanding of the complexities of e-Governance. Such an understanding is required to educate stakeholders who could then be better equipped for a constructive dialogue with the implementing Government agencies. This book was released by Shri Kapil Sibal, the then Honourable Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Government of India.

It is the only known textbook on e-governance in India and had a pedagogy that helps students, practitioners and policy makers to understand the high level policies, processes and technologies required for successful adoption of e-Governance.


  1. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=PuiJvp5S9H4C&pg=PA46&lpg=PA46&dq=%22technological+sovereignty%22+jaijit&source=bl&ots=BlnmBpjp8e&sig=c3Y-J19q6eG57eXMTMvBdxyNd-o&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjGsv2ivNvMAhWIMY8KHcsjBIo4ChDoAQggMAE#v=onepage&q=%22technological%20sovereignty%22%20jaijit&f=false
  2. ^ http://knowledge.oscc.org.my/practice-areas/government/oss-seminar-putrajaya-2008/technology-standards-a-route-to-digital/view
  3. ^ http://knowledge.oscc.org.my/practice-areas/government/oss-seminar-putrajaya-2008/technology-standards-a-route-to-digital/at_download/file
  4. ^ http://www.rediff.com/money/report/battle-for-multi-billion-dollar-e-governance-projects-hots-up/20090709.htm
  5. ^ http://www.indiastrategic.in/topstories1831_ICT_is_key_to_defence_modernisation.htm
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZFB6-aw3y4
  7. ^ http://jaijitb.blogspot.in/2012/12/technological-sovereignty.html
  8. ^ http://www.governancenow.com/views/columns/joining-ranks
  9. ^ http://www.claws.in/images/journals_doc/1394685812Jaijit%20Bhattacharya%20CJ%20Summer%202013.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.salute.co.in/imperatives-for-technological-sovereignty-for-a-credible-indian-defence-ecosystem/
  11. ^ http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTEDEVELOPMENT/Resources/20080401_Jaijit_ver_1.pdf?resourceurlname=20080401_Jaijit_ver_1.pdf
  12. ^ http://docslide.us/technology/egov-20.html
  13. ^ https://issuu.com/egov_magazine/docs/egov_december_2012
  14. ^ http://jaijitb.blogspot.in/2016/05/extreme-automation.html
  15. ^ https://twitter.com/jaijit/status/731423430759882752
  16. ^ https://twitter.com/jaijit/status/731484801480437760
  17. ^ https://twitter.com/jaijit/status/731729663945494528

External links[edit]

1. Bhattacharya, Jaijit."Critical Thinking in E-governance" ISBN 8190629433

2. Bhattachrya, Jaijit. "Privacy Middleware for Preserving Privacy in Databases:A Pioneering Privacy Preserving Middleware Concept" ISBN 3639202678

3. Bhattachrya, Jaijit. "Towards Next Generation E-government" ISBN 8190339796

4. M. P. Gupta, Prabhat Kumar, J. Bhattacharyya. "Government Online – Opportunities and Challenges" ISBN 0070583234

5. Rakhi P. Tripathi, M. P. Gupta, Jaijit Bhattacharya. "Interoperability adoption among government and corporate portals in India: a study. J. Enterprise Inf. Management 25(2): 98-122 (2012)"

6. Rakhi P. Tripathi, M. P. Gupta, Jaijit Bhattacharya. "Identifying Factors of Integration for an Interoperable Government Portal: A Study in Indian Context. IJEGR 7(1): 64-88 (2011)"

7.Jaijit Bhattacharya, Sushant Vashistha. "Utility computing-based framework for e-governance. ICEGOV 2008: 303-309"

8.Jaijit Bhattacharya, P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan, Shantanu Gupta. "Open standards and accessibility to information: a critical analysis of OOXML in India. ICEGOV 2007: 151-154"

9.Jaijit Bhattacharya, Richa Singla. "Microfinance: a technical framework for cross border credit in India. ICEGOV 2007: 179-182"

10.Jaijit Bhattacharya, Sourabh Suman. "Analysis of popular open source licenses and their applicability to e-governance. ICEGOV 2007: 254-257"

11.Bhattacharya, Jaijit. "Opportunities for Growth – Open Source Software : Jaijit Bhattacharya, Country Director-Government Strategy, Sun Microsystems India", e gov, India. Retrieved on 15 April 2012.

12.MM Chaturvedi, MP Gupta and Jaijit Bhattacharya. "Cyber Security Infrastructure in India: A Study" "Emerging Technologies in E-Government"

13.Jaijit Bhattacharya. "Privacy Technology for E-Governance" "Emerging Technologies in E-Government"

14.Rakhi Tripathi, M.P. Gupta and Jaijit Bhattacharya. "Dimensions of Interoperability for an Effective Portal" "Emerging Technologies in E-Government"

15.V. Batra, J. Bhattacharya et al. "Policy Driven Data Administration" In Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks: POLICY 2002, 5–7 June 2002, Monterey, CA, USA. IEEE Computer Society 2002, pp. 220–223

16. Jaijit Bhattacharya, S. K. Gupta, Bhurvi Agrawal. "Protecting Privacy of Health Information through Privacy Broker" HICSS 2006

17.Jaijit Bhattacharya, Rajanish Dass, Vishal Kapoor, S. K. Gupta. "Utilizing network features for privacy violation detection" COMSWARE 2006

18. Jaijit Bhattacharya, S. K. Gupta "EPAL Based Privacy Enforcement Using ECA Rules" ICISS 2005: 120-133