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Digital India programme is the flagship programme started by the Government of  India to make sure that the services offered by the government are available to the citizens of electronically by the improved online facilities. Not only online facilities but also the internet facility by doing this India can be developed digitally.

This programme was launched by our Prime Minister of India  Mr.Narendra Modi. This initiative plan includes plans to facilitate rural areas with high-speed internet networks.

It consists of three main components in it :

  • Delivering government services digitally.
  • Development of digital infrastructure which is secure and also stable.
  • Universal Digital Literacy.

This e-Governance journey initiative in India took a broader dimension in 90’s itself for the applications which deal with sectoral applications with citizen-centric services.

Digital India History

Digital India which is a flagship programme launched by our prime minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi. It was launched on 2 July 2015 with an idea of improving Digital Literacy and connecting every rural area with high-speed internet services like 3G,4G, etc.

The vision of this flagship programme which is called “Digital India” is inclusive growth in manufacturing to develop electronic oriented services, to enhance job opportunities for every unemployed and to students as well, manufacturing products, etc.

This e-Governance journey initiative in India took a broader dimension in 90’s itself for the applications which deal with sectoral applications with citizen-centric services.

After that many states started this e-gov(governance) programme projects, though this mainly makes an impact on citizens and made lesser than desired. Governments of India has launched NeGP which stands for National e-gov(governance) Plan in 2006.

They initiated 31 Mission Mode projects covering all domains. Dspite of the success achieved in the implementations of these e-projects overall the country. The e-gov(governance) was not able to make the desired impact on fulfilling objectives in this mission.

As the mission resulted in not fulfilling its complete objectives, it felt like they need a lot more thrust required to make sure e-gov programme in our country to mainly promote growth so that it covers the market of electronic services, devices and mainly job opportunities to everyone.

The GOI’s entity BBNL which stands for Bharat Broadband Network Limited which performs optical fiber projects will be custodian to the flagship programme called “DI(Digital India”).

BBNL has order UNITED TELECOMS LIMITED (UTL) to provide network connection on FTTH based broadband network to 250000 villages so that it will be considered as first basic setup which is gonna end by this 2017.

Digital India Vision

The main vision of this DI flagship programme is to make India fully digitized, to provide high-speed internet services to the rural areas.

 Vision Areas

  • Digital Infrastructure as a Core Utility to Every Citizen
  • Governance and Services on Demand
  • Digital Empowerment of Citizens

Digital infrastructure as a utility to every citizen:

  • Shareable private space on the public cloud.
  • Secure cyberspace.
  • Easy access to a common service center.
  • Mobile and bank account enabling citizen participation in digital india and financial space.

The main components which are a key component under this vision are high-speed internet which is considered as core utility to facilitate the delivery of various services that too online. One of the key areas on which the vision of Digital India is centered is “digital infrastructure as a utility to every citizen”.

These are the infra-facilities :

  • Availability of services from online and mobile platforms
  • Electronically making financial transactions.
  • All citizen entitlements to be portable and available onthe cloud,
  • Digitally transforming services to improve ease of doing business.
  • Integrated services across jurisdictions.

The Governance & service on demand provides:

  • collaborated digital platforms for participative governance.
  • citizens not required to physically submit official documents.
  • Universal digital literacy.
  • Universally digital literacy.

The main advantage of this DE is India will be digitized to a higher level. The facilities offered by this DE are :

i) Ministry departments and some states would fully influence the common and encourage the infrastructure established by GOI. It would also lay down policy guidelines, provides technical and handholding support, R&D, etc.

ii) States would be given the flexibility to recognize the inclusion of additional state-specific projects, which are related for their socio-economic needs.

iii) Successes would be identified and their replication promoted proactively with the required productization and customization wherever needed

iv) Adoption of Unique ID would be promoted to facilitate identification, authentication, and delivery of benefits.

v) 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. CIO positions will be at Additional Secretary/Joint Secretary level with over-riding powers on IT in the respective Ministry.

 

Digital India Programme Pillars

2,50,000 village Panchayats would be covered under the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) by December 2016. Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is the nodal Department for this project.Provision for connectivity to 50,100,20 and 5 government offices at state,district ,block levels.DeitY will be a nodal department of this project.

 

There are around 55,619 villages in the country that do not have mobile coverage. As part of the comprehensive development plan for the North East, providing mobile coverage to uncovered villages has been initiated. Mobile coverage to remaining uncovered villages would be provided in a phased manner.

The Department of Telecommunications will be the nodal department and project cost will be around `16,000 Cr during 2014-18.

CSCs would be strengthened and its number would be increased to 250,000 i.e. one CSC in each Gram Panchayat. CSCs would be made viable and multi-functional end-points for the delivery of government and business services. The deity would be the nodal department to implement the scheme.

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  1. Ashok says:

    Too good article but not too easy to search thus you all don’t get much likes . upload it somewhere openly so that every can access

  2. hyekho says:

    Aacha hai but ise hindi me publish kare

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