Draft National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP)

There is large quantum of data generated at the cost of public funds by various organizations and institutions in the country. Most of this data, is non-sensitive in nature and can be used by public for scientific, economic and developmental purposes. The National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP) is designed so as to apply to all non-classified data collected using public funds held by various Ministries / Departments /Subordinate offices. The NDSAP policy would help data users and data solicitors get access to data through established procedures and defined norms. The objectives of NDSAP are to address all issues related to data in terms of the available scope of sharing and accessing spatial and non-spatial data under broad frameworks of standards and interoperability.