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Brief of National Data Sharing & Accessibility Policy (NDSAP):

The Union Government through Ministry of Science and Technology has formulated the National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP), while Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) is the nodal Ministry to implement the policy.

The Department of Science and Technology under Ministry of Science and Technology has formulated the NDSAP through close collaboration with other line Ministries and MeitY by creating “data.gov.in” through National Informatics Centre (NIC). The NDSAP had identified MeitY as the nodal Ministry for the implementation of the policy through NIC, while Department of Science and Technology continues to be the nodal department on policy matters. The policy was notified by the Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India Gazette dated 17th March 2012).

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Brief of Open Government Data (OGD) Platform:

In pursuance of the NDSAP- Policy notified by Government of India in March 2012, MeitY through NIC has set up the Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India - https://data.gov.in/ to provide open access by proactive release of the data available with various ministries/ departments/ organizations of Government of India.

OGD Platform is now available as Software as a Service (SaaS) model. It is envisaged that Ministries/Departments would release datasets on proactive/auto consumption basis through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)/Web Services i.e., in line with the principles of Open by Default from all e-Government Service Applications particularly from Digital India initiative of the Government.

Brief of Open Government Data (OGD) License- India:

Further, Open Government Data License of India has been recently approved to ensure that the data sets released are 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.

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