India lacks the governance framework around the government data sets. In light of this, highlight the importance of having non-personal government data open to citizens of the country. Also, delineate the government policies promoting the openness of the non-personal data. 10 marks

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  • https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/a-missed-opportunity/article32507522.ece
  • In the intro, highlight the importance of non-personal government data for the policy making.
  • In the body mention the various reasons like increasing accountability, transparency, obligation of the government, increasing confidence in the quality of data after public scrutiny and the recommendation of B.N. Shrikrishna Committee report etc. In the policies mention RTI, NDSAP 2012, open government data platform etc.
  • Conclude by highlighting the need for framing guidelines and regulations for open access of the non-personal government data.
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