6 years of Digital India
Recently the flagship flag-ship scheme of the Government of India ‘Digital India’ has completed 6 years.
The Digital India program was launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology with a view to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.
It focuses on 3 key vision areas-
- Digital infrastructure as a utility for every citizen (availability of high speed internet, easy access to common service centers etc.)
- Governance and services on demand, availability of services in real time, portability of all civil enililoments etc.
- Digital empowerment of citizens (universal digital literacy, universally accessible digital resources etc.).
Initiatives launched under ‘Digital India’ program:
Aadhaar Enabled Payment System, Northeast BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) Incentive Scheme, Agrimarket App, Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) App etc.
Achievements in last 6 years
- India’s ranking has improved in the United Nations e-Governance Index.
- Aadhar database has been created.
- Mobile phone manufacturing has increased.
- Swayam free online course has been started from school education to postgraduate education etc.
- Regulatory constraints relating to taxation and other regulatory guidelines.
- Problems of internet connectivity in remote rural areas, and digital divide due to digital illiteracy. Lack of coordination among various departments.
Source – PIB