Digital India launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi is an attempt to prepare India to get well versed with future of technology. It lays emphasis on National e- governance plan. Digital India aims to transform India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy. Digital India will prepare India for the knowledge and technology based transformation. It will deliver good governance to citizens by synchronized and coordinated engagement with both Central Government and State Government.
Digital India is envisaged by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY). It will impact ministry of communications & IT, ministry of rural development, ministry of human resource development, ministry of health and others.
Key Vision Areas for Digital India
- Infrastructure as a utility to every citizen
- Governance and services on demand
- Digital empowerment of the citizens
Digital India will ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically. It will promote inclusive growth that covers electronic services, products, devices, manufacturing and job opportunities.
Digital infrastructure will focus on providing high speed secure Internet. It will integrate services across departments and jurisdictions, making services available in real time for both online and mobile platform. It also includes digital empowerment of citizens.
Pillars of Digital India
Broadband Highway – To provide high-speed broadband coverage and integrated information infrastructure with integration of State Wide Area Network (SWAN), National Knowledge Network (NKN) and National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN).
Universal access to mobile – To provide mobile connectivity to villages.
Public Internet Access Programme (PIAP) – To make CSCs operational at Gram Panchayat level for delivery of government services and to convert post offices into multi-service centers.
E-governance – To use business process re-engineering to transform government processes and make them simple, automated and efficient.
E-kranti – To use technology for service delivery such as e-education, e-healthcare, technology for planning, farmers, security, financial inclusion, justice, etc.
Information for all – To provide open access to government information and documents online and two-way communication between citizens and the government.
Electronics manufacturing – To target net zero imports by 2020, through various actions in areas such as taxation/incentives, economies of scale, skill development, government procurement, etc.
IT for jobs – To provide necessary IT skills and training that enable the youth to avail jobs in IT/ITeS sector
Early harvest programs – To focus on execution of project within short timelines, such as IT platform for messages, e-greetings from the government, biometric attendance, Wi-Fi in all universities, etc.
Top 10 IT Solutions to make Digital India a success.
Cloud computing enables the user to store and retrieve information. The Indian government plans to use cloud for seamless integration between various departments and citizens. It will provide a centralized data storage facility that will help in dissemination of information at a much faster pace.
A comprehensive strategy is required to address the security demands of a government. The new technologies to mitigate cyber threats.
The network operates by connecting computers and peripherals using two pieces of equipment; switches and routers.
It relies on collection of large amounts of data and drawing out actionable insights. The Indian government has a data repository called e-taal, which provides real-time transaction data of citizens with various departments and agencies of the government, and quick analysis of the information in graphical and tabular form. Moreover, the government is planning to undertake ‘Project Insight’ that will analyze transaction data of a citizen and correlate that with the income tax data to determine whether the individual is a tax evader or not.
E-Healthcare Services facilitate the simple and secure exchange of essential health data between healthcare providers. Comprehensive information is available at the fingertips.
India being a large country, the state as well as central government departments have offices in multiple geographies and there is a need for better coordination within departments. Unified Communication helps in reducing communications cost, increasing employee productivity in government departments and drives operational efficiencies across departments.
Internet of Things
IOT helps devices to seamlessly interact with each other to gather, store and process data. It boosts productivity, generates new revenue streams, enhances security and transforms service support.
Each individual’s data ranging from land records, internet logs, air and rail PNR, phone records, gun records, driving license, property records, insurance, and income tax records should be available in real time and with no oversight. The government can track people in real time with the use of IT.
It will enable availability of information on the go through devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. Citizens will be able to communicate with the government regardless of their physical location.
Machine learning helps in analyzing structured and unstructured data sets in real-time to produce fast, accurate and scalable results. It helps government in detecting and preventing fraudulent transactions, accounts and vendors. It also identifies anomalies or signatures to address proliferation, terrorism, money laundering, counterfeit devices, threats and other criminal activity.
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