Public consultation on Government Open Data Use License - India

Public consultation on Government Open Data Use License – India
Start Date :
Jun 24, 2016
Last Date :
Jul 26, 2016
00:00 AM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
Submission Closed

Under 6th pillar of digital India Initiative, Open Government Data Platform is endeavoring share of Government data in open domain to improve openness and transparency between ...

Under 6th pillar of digital India Initiative, Open Government Data Platform is endeavoring share of Government data in open domain to improve openness and transparency between Government and the public, encouraging participation of the community and emphasizing data driven decision making to enable the delivery of integrated services.

Structured data available in open format and open license for public access and use, usually termed as “Open Data,” it allows citizens and businesses to find new ways to use it and to create new innovative products and services. The Open Government Data initiative started in India with the notification of the National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP), on 17th March 2012 & in pursuance of the policy, the Open Government Data Platform India ( was launched in 2012.

Data also is one of the most valuable resources of modern governance, sharing of which enables various and non-exclusive usages for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. Associating an Open License with Open Data is necessary to ensure the legal grounding for its potential reuse and also is crucial to ensure that such data is not misused or misinterpreted (for example, by insisting on proper attribution), and that all users have the same and permanent right to use the data. For a data user wishing to use and build on top of public data, they require assurance of what they legally can and can’t do with the data both commercially and non-commercially. To promote access to publicly held information, promoting transparency and enabling wider economic and social gain, need has been felt in the Government that there must be an Open Government Data Use License.

Government Open Data Use License - India has been drafted by the Suresh Chandra (Law Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs) Committee. After several rounds of discussions and deliberations the committee has finalized the draft of the license.

General public and stake-holders including open data community members, professionals, academicians, data scientists, NGOs, institutions, government bodies, etc. in the field of open data production, consumption and management are hereby solicited to send their suggestions on draft Government Open Data Use License - India.

You are requested to type your suggestion in the given box. Please mention the Clause number on which you want to suggest.Please put a ‘#’ sign before the Clause number. You can refer the following example:
#Clause4: Followed by your Suggestion.

You can also upload a pdf file compiling all your suggestions.

Please refer the full text of:
Government Open Data Use License – India (Draft)
National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP)

Last date of submission is July 25, 2016.

Showing 1132 Submission(s)
Dripta Roy Choudury 6 years 3 weeks ago

A 4level access based on weighment of security significance:The highest level of information of defense, commerce, weather should always be restricted.3rd level data can be accessed by researcher,policy makers after reviewing the request by the applicant;2nd level by subject specialist, journalist in a specific room made available in state administrative office through verification of Adhar with image scanning;1st level by amateurs,public through portal entry verification by Adhar no. & OTP.

shanti swarup d sangoi 6 years 3 weeks ago

have equipment to solve the problem. in this case how can we think for this system improvemnts
shanti swarup sangoi

shanti swarup d sangoi 6 years 3 weeks ago

i am very sad to write you that we are talking about digitization of our systems but our network provider`s like MTNL Mumbai is not able to provide proper network after making several complaints at different departments like PMO grievances cell , GM mtnl Mumbai, DGM mtnl Mumbai, but non of the result has come and still suffering very poor network problem and non of the above are able solve the problem every time officers and mangers are visiting at my office address and telling they do not

Chaitanya VSRK 6 years 3 weeks ago

I saw some of the charts on which shows the visualizations of how some of this information is really wonderful. What we are looking for is a Gov 360 dashboard which shows the progress on different sectors, by state, by city, by mandal, by panchayat.

Take simple example of swach bharat, how much is collected at each level and how much is spent within the same month/year. I hope Modi and team will together put forward a dashboard which is more recent than previous year.

NIKHIL THAKARE 6 years 3 weeks ago

Step is impressive but which step do you have to give good connections of internet and electricity sir.. and what is the solution of hackers and other unaccomplished activities ? And first is the knowledge of handling computer and internate is not given in rural areas since today many of peoples having no idea about that...

Jp Jain 6 years 3 weeks ago

Great!! facility to provide data in required format should be made available. Purpose of getting data should also be taken while downloading data. Encouragement for use of such data for betterment of society will certainly increase the awareness in the public or users.
J P Jain

shivam shekhar 6 years 3 weeks ago

It's a progressive step but it must be insured that data once available in open can be easily accessed so server should be made to handle good amount of traffic and also information sharing should be linked to aadhar number so that person taking data should be made accountable for any mishandling of data leading to damage to nation's image or causing misunderstanding among masses. This will also promote aadhar card among masses

Parvathy Kumar 6 years 3 weeks ago

Great Idea. Data should be accessible to public. But some mechanism to filter those who access data will help to avoid misuse of open data.