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Digital India Campaign

Digital India Campaign
Digital India Campaign

With my starting sentence, I am drawing your attention towards great initiative taken by government of India – Digital India Campaign. Technologies play an important role in any country’s success and India has paid full attention in this field. Thus India has become one of the growing economists of the world.

Further to improve and compete with growing and developed nation, India launched Digital India Campaign to boost up technology usage. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 2nd July 2015 in India Gandhi Indoor stadium in national capital. It has a mission of transparent and responsive government. Moreover basic aim of Digital India Campaign is to deliver improved online electronic technology with better Internet connectivity in all rural areas. It is being chained by ministry of communication and IT groups of advisory block. Also looks after working and implementation of project. Below digital India is explained in a deeper sense, know more about it and its implementation.

Digital India Campaign nine (9) pillar
Digital India Campaign nine (9) pillar

Above image shows nine pillars of Digital India targeted by our government. These areas are explained as below:

  1. Broadband highway is an area under which broadband connectivity in rural as well as urban areas will be provided. For rural areas, 250,000 villages under panchayat are covered under National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) project. Urban areas would be developed in communication infrastructure and delivery services by Virtual Network operators. In different government departments NII (National information infrastructure) will integrate the high speed connectivity and cloud platform by combining all networks. These networks include National Knowledge Network (NKN), State Wide Area Network (SWAN), National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN), Government User Network (GUN) and the MeghRaj Cloud. 

  2. Public Internet Access Programme: Under this area, One Common Service Center (CSS) would be made for each gram panchayat. So CSC would be increased to approximately 250, 000. Further many of post offices will be converted into multi-service centers.

  3. Information to Everyone: IT will create a two way communication between citizens and government to inform and interact with the citizens. This will be done by an open data platform, social media and online messaging. As a result, people will get available information easily.

  4. Early Harvest Programme: There are some programs which would be implemented under short timeline. These projects are Wi-Fi in all universities, E-books as a substitute of hard copy books, IT platform for message by a mass messaging app for all government employees, Public Wi-Fi hotspots, Biometric attendance in government buildings and many more.

  5. Universal Access to Phones: According to this plan mobile coverage to uncovered villages will be provided. Total cost around 16000 Cr will be spent on it from 2014 to 2018.

  6. IT for Jobs: Under this, small town people will be provided with IT training. Setting up BPO, telecom training to rural area people and many more.

  7. E-Kranti: This programme was envisaged by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) with the mission of optimum usage of core information and communication technology and aim in data preservation and security.

  8. E-Governance: Main focus and mission is to provide government services available to its citizens in a convenient, efficient and transparent manner.

  9. Electronic Manufacturing: This pillar focuses on the manufacturing electronics. Thus increasing demand of electronic goods, should lead to no import of electronics by 2020.

Components of digital India campaign are listed below:

  1. Digital Infrastructure Creation:

Many rural areas face the problem of less electronics network. Thus providing digital infrastructure in rural areas has been regarded as the top most priority of Digital India Campaign.

  1. Digital Service Delivery:

Delivering digital services is another core of digital campaign. Digital Pan card, Adhaar card, Passport, Voter card, Driving license and better internet facility is the reflection of Digital India Campaign. Through this, online money transaction and other activities has been encouraged which bought a major transparency.

  1. Digital literacy

It includes digital technologies such as cell phones, tablets and laptops for learning purpose. It helps many students and people to learn a lot anytime and anywhere which lead to high literacy rate among the students and increasing chance of employment.

Main focus of the Programme:

All of these steps are taken into account to transform country into Digital and Smart. Main motive of Digital India Campaign is to strength electronic service of government by reducing paper work. This project is targeted to end by 2019. Moreover it focus to create a smooth pathway between government and public. Thus by Digital empowerment, services of government reach to public via one click. Technology includes cloud computing, mobile applications and other digital services which serve as a catalyst for economic growth. It includes vision of growth in the area of electronic devices, products and its manufacturing which will lead to job opportunities.

Various projects are being implemented under this programme are MyGov, e-Hospital, Digital locker system, National Scholarship Portal (NSP), Mobile Seva, Digitize India Platform, Bharat Net, Electronics development funds and many more.

Digital India Registration

You can also be a part of it by registering yourself on this given link. Keep supporting this program and lets make it successful by becoming a part of all these technologies. 

Conclusion:

Meanwhile as a concluding part I need to address following issue which can serve as a hindrance to turn country into progressive one

  • Stop prosecuting citizens who express legitimate opinions through online debates post and discussion.

  • Legitimate opinion in the public interest should not be removed.

  • Lift restrictions on access to and functionality of cyber café.

Overall it opened door for the department of electronics and Information technology. With proper support and cooperation from both public and government, India can really be transformed into smart country. Providing high speed mobile connectivity, coverage of villages with Wi-Fi connectivity, digital learning, strengthening knowledge, e-banking and many other activities will lead to transform and empower India as one of the growing economy of world.

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