Digital India: a glimpse......

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    In World Online Moderator Summit, during my presentation on indiaengage, someone amongst the participants asked a question on "Digital India".

    I replied to the query, but due to scarcity of time, it couldn't be discussed in details.

    Here goes the basic components of the program for the sake of facilitation:


    Vision Areas of Digital India


    The Digital India program is centered on three key vision areas:


    Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen


    • Availability of high speed internet as a core utility for delivery of services to citizens

    • Cradle to grave digital identity that is unique, lifelong, online and authenticable to every citizen

    • Mobile phone & bank account enabling citizen participation in digital & financial space

    • Easy access to a Common Service Centre

    • Shareable private space on a public cloud

    • Safe and secure cyber-space


    Governance & Services on Demand


    • Seamlessly integrated services across departments or jurisdictions

    • Availability of services in real time from online & mobile platforms

    • All citizen entitlements to be portable and available on the cloud

    • Digitally transformed services for improving ease of doing business

    • Making financial transactions electronic & cashless

    • Leveraging Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) for decision support systems & development


    Digital Empowerment of Citizens


    • Universal digital literacy

    • Universally accessible digital resources

    • Availability of digital resources / services in Indian languages

    • Collaborative digital platforms for participative governance

    • Citizens not required to physically submit Govt. documents / certificates




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