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Content Moderation & Approval Policy(CMAP)

India’s Open Government Data Platform – data.gov.in is a repository of large number of datasets meticulously divided into catalogues. All the datasets available are made available in adherence with the principles of Open Data Movement, which mandate easy access for further reuse in machine readable format. The datasets here are primarily sourced from the huge amount of data which is collected by various government institutions for administrative purposes and put together in machine readable format and made available on this platform.

In accordance with the National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy, the various government departments and ministry are to appoint Chief Data Officers and contributors from their respective departments to become the point person for data sourcing, following which the data provided by the Chief Data Officer and the contributor is published on the platform after due moderation.

The Content management here goes through three tier process which includes data moderation i.e. Data Management System, content moderation i.e. Content Management Systemand engagement with the larger user base or public taking into account their feedbacks and requirements i.e. Visitor Relations Manager.

This particular platform is basically provides its user with important datasets of the various government departments without comprising its original value. The moderation process here is confined to formatting andensuring that the datasets are made available in concurrence with the principles of Open Government Data, where no compromise or addition is made to the original values of the datasets which are provided by the data owners. The process of making the datasets into Open format forms the base for standardization in this particular platform.

Apart from data publication the platform also boasts of content matter which supports the datasets and gives an overview of the initiatives which are taken to make this platform more accessible and popular through community engagement and various other events. This content matter is contributed by the Project Management Unit (PMU) of the platform and ably moderated at the right level and published on the platform.

Finally with regard to the feedback and engagement with the larger public, the platform has a well laid out moderation and management process which involves moderation of feedback by the VRM Admin followed by publication of the feedbacks and views. The larger public can also ask for and contribute datasets which is again moderated and based on sheer number of demand ultimately uploaded.

Feedback & Suggestion Moderation on VRM through Roles:

Feedback & Suggestion Moderation on VRM through Roles:
Sl. No. Content Element Contributor Moderator Publisher
1 Dataset Suggestion Portal User VRM Admin VRM Admin
2 Feedback Portal User VRM Admin VRM Admin

Addition/Updation of Content on website as and when needed i.e. Chief Data Officers, Banner, announcements, media coverage, micro sites for events through the Roles:

Addition/Updation of Content on website as and when needed i.e. Chief Data Officers, Banner, announcements, media coverage, micro sites for events through the Roles:
Sl. No. Content Element Contributor Moderator Publisher
1 Banner Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
2 Basic Page Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
3 Blog Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
4 Post Comments on Blogs/Discussions Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
5 Community Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
6 Community Application Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
7 Contributor ContentCreator/CMS Administrator/Min., Dept. User CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
8 Coordinator Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
9 Country Data Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
10 Chief Data Officer ContentCreator/CMS Administrator/Min., Dept. User CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
11 Events Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
12 FAQ Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
13 Forum Topic Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
14 Gallery Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
15 Help Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
16 Home Slider Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
17 Link to Us Banner Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
18 Newsletter Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
19 State Data Site Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
20 Visualization of the Day Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
21 Announcement Content Creator/CMS Administrator CMS Administrator CMS Administrator
22 Visualization Content Creator/CMS Administrator/PMU CMS Administrator/PMU CMS Administrator/PMU

Dataset Management through DMS:

Dataset Management through DMS
Sl. No. Content Element Contributor Moderator Publisher
1 Resource/ Dataset Data Contributor/Chief Data Officer Chief Data Officer PMU
2 Catalog Data Contributor/Chief Data Officer Chief Data Officer PMU