Digital India Programme

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Overview: Digital India is a work in an organized and active way towards a goal launched by the Government of India to ensure that Government services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity or by making the country digitally power to do something in the field of technology. Digital India Programme was launched on 1 July 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The initiative includes plans to connect rural areas with high speed internet networks. This programme has been envisaged and coordinated by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) in collaboration with various Central Ministries/Departments and State Governments. The Prime Minister as the Chairman of Monitoring Committee on Digital India, activities under the Digital India initiative is being carefully monitored. All the existing and ongoing e-Governance initiatives have been revamped to align them with the principles of Digital India.

These include following components of Digital India Programme:

  • The creation of digital infrastructure: The first base of Digital India Programme is to create a digital infrastructure. We are linking about 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by an optical fibre network. We have nearly one lakh common service centres, which is giving service in the rural and semi-rural areas to those who don’t have a computer.
  • Delivery of services digitally: The term Digital Services refers to the electronic delivery of information including data and content across multiple platforms and devices like web or mobile. Information is presented in a way that is easy to use and understand and typically involves transactional services such as submitting forms for processing and receiving benefits.
  • Digital literacy: A person’s ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment. Literacy includes the ability to read and interpret media, to reproduce data and images through digital manipulation, and to evaluate and apply new knowledge gained from digital environments.

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