DIGITAL INDIA

Objective

To transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.

Salient Features

  • The Digital India programme is centred on three key vision areas: Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen, Governance & Services on Demand, Digital Empowerment of Citizens
  • It aims to provide the much needed thrust to the nine pillars of growth areas, namely: Broadband Highways, Universal Access to Mobile Connectivity, Public Internet Access Programme, e-Governance: Reforming Government through Technology, e-Kranti: NeGP 2.0, Information for All, Electronics Manufacturing, IT for Jobs, Early Harvest Programmes.
  • E-Kranti: National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) 2.0: objective of E-kranti is to redefine NeGP to bring about transformational and outcome-oriented e-Governance initiatives, provide Integrated Services (not individual) and to promote optimum usage of core ICT and promote citizen centric services.
  • Public Private Partnerships would be preferred wherever feasible to implement e-Governance projects.
  • For effective management of the Digital India programme, the programme management structure would consists of a Monitoring Committee on Digital India headed by the Prime Minister, a Digital India Advisory Group chaired by the Minister of Communications and IT and an Apex Committee chaired by the Cabinet Secretary.
  • The positions of Chief Information Officers (CIO) would be created in at least 10 key Ministries so that various e-Governance projects could be designed, developed and implemented faster.
  • In order to take the benefits of Digital India to every corner of country, a vast network of more than 2.5 lakh Common Services Centers has been created. This has developed digital entrepreneurs among poor, marginalized, Dalits and women of India.

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