BUILDING AN OPENSOURCE GOVERNMENT OPERATING SYSTEM

Our vision is to create a layer of reusable OpenSource products for governments that will serve as a government operating system.

Our approach is to build sector specific govtech products using OpenSource components that can be reused across governments.

Our journey has given us deep insights into the need and opportunity for this approach in India. Read about our journey here.

GOV-TECH PRODUCTS

ENABLING SCALABLE INNOVATION THROUGH REUSABLE GOV-TECH PRODUCTS

We envision governments to pick these gov-tech products to immediately deploy in their states. Each product has been carefully designed for governance use cases and the constraints and opportunities for transformation.

Odisha

Krushi Unnat Sahyogi

E-Samwad

1,000+ active users

7,000+ active users

4mn+ total daily submissions by teachers

55,000+ active users

Launched in Feb 2021

1mn+ expected users

Haryana
Uttar Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh

98,000+ active users

Used for multi-level govt reviews

Used for multi-level govt reviews

Saksham Samiksha

Assessment Dashboards

Prerna Lakshya

Shiksha Saathi

Hargharpathshala

Assessment Dashboards

TECHNOLOGY COMPONENTS

EACH PRODUCT IS WIRED TOGETHER USING OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGY COMPONENTS

Each product has been wired together using OpenSource tools. Our objective is to create reusable, scalable, extensible & deployable products. Each component can be mixed and matched with each other components to create products.

Mobile App (Android)

Configure your own governance mobile application

Application Control

Manage all your applications information and configurations

Database Management

Manage your databases for large scale deployments

Data Analytics

Configure your own visualizations for the application data

PDF Generator

Generate downloadable PDFs from different application data

Conversations & Alerts

Logic based multi-channel conversations and alerts (NEW)

Application Logging

Track application system performance (coming soon)

Security & Optimization

MManage external access to application services (coming soon)

WHY SHOULD GOVERNMENTS BET ON THIS STRATEGY?

Our approach is heavily influenced by the need to empower government engineering teams with technology products built using OpenSource tools that they could independently manage in the long term thereby reducing public expenditure, having confident deployments at scale, with any technology, infrastructure or vendor lock-ins.

The ease of configuring school visit forms, tracking progress and visualising visit feedback in Shiksha Saathi has provided the required flexibility in managing visits and enabled the department to act promptly based on the visit feedback.

Dr. Shikha Sharma, State Coordinator (Review & Monitoring), Samagra Shiksha, Himachal Pradesh

We have been building capability of our team members to use OpenSource tools to build mobile and web based data collections forms and to build dashboards to visualise this data. This is a great effort to empower our teams to use technology appropriately for their initiatives.

Yadvender Kumar, Asstt. Programmer, Samagra Shiksha, Himachal Pradesh

Samiksha is easy to use. The mentoring form is designed well as it is thorough. I also like how it allows us to capture discussions with teachers and HMs, along with any classroom best practices being followed in the school.

Vijay Kumar, Addl. Block Resource Coordinator, Sirsa, Haryana

The Samwad application has allowed the government school education ecosystem in Himachal Pradesh to experience the power of proactive personalised SMS based communication to parents. We hope this becomes a new normal for all government schools in India.

Angmo Katwal, Community Coordinator, Samagra Shiksha, Himachal Pradesh

The simplicity and clarity of the Samarth Assessment Dashboards, built using Metabase, has allowed systematic visualization of student assessment data at the state, district, block and school levels. We are excited to use this approach in other education department dashboards.

Anuradha Sharma, Research & Evaluation Coordinator, Samagra Shiksha, Himachal Pradesh

OpenSource GovOS

  • Reusable (saves public expenditure)
  • Scalable (confident deployments at scale)
  • Interoperable (add value to core systems)
  • Extensible (no technology lock-in)
  • Deployable (no proprietary infrastructure)
  • Sustainable (no vendor lock-ins)

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