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Digital India – Policy

Digital India is a campaign Launched on 1 July 2015, by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The scheme aims to make sure the services of the Government are made available to citizens electronically by improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity or by making the country digitally empowered in the field of technology. The slogan Power to Empower is the message being carried out. The core of the scheme focuses on the Development of secure and stable digital infrastructure, delivering government services digitally, and universal digital literacy Bharat Net, make in India, Startup India and Standup India, industrial corridors, Bharatmala, Sagarmala, dedicated freight corridors, UDAN-RCS and E-Kranti are the programmes started as a part of Make in India initiative.


The Digital India programme is centred on three key vision areas:

a) Digital Infrastructure as a core 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

b) 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.

c) 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 are not required to physically submit Govt. documents/certificates.

Some of examples of Digital India campaigns:


AADHAAR-ENABLED PAYMENT SYSTEM (AEPS)

Aadhaar authentication is used in AEPS, a bank-led paradigm that enables online interoperable financial inclusion transactions at PoS (Micro ATM) through the Business correspondent of any bank. It is a payment service that allows bank customers to access their respective Aadhaar-enabled bank accounts and carry out fundamental banking operations like balance inquiries, cash deposits, cash withdrawals, and remittances through a Business Correspondent using their Aadhaar as their identity. As a part of the Make In India programme, grammes was launched.

  • BPO SCHEME

The goal of the India BPO Promotion Scheme (IBPS) is to encourage the creation of 48,300 seats for BPO/ITES operations throughout the nation. With a total outlay of Rs. 493 Crore, it is divided among the States according to their population percentage. This would support the development of infrastructure and human capital in smaller cities and lay the groundwork for the subsequent wave of IT/ITES-led growth. Taking into account three-shift operations, this programme has the potential to generate 1.5 lakh direct work opportunities. Indirect jobs may also be produced in significant numbers.

  • DIGIDHAN ABHIYAAN

Through the DIGIDHAN Bazaar, the programme aims to make it possible for consumers and businesses to conduct real-time digital transactions. It intends to assist consumers in downloading, installing, and using different digital payment systems for conducting digital transactions by holding DigiDhan Mela events across the nation.

  • MYGOV

The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, introduced the ground-breaking MyGov platform. It is an innovative, first-of-its-kind participatory governance effort that includes every ordinary citizen. By using an internet platform to create an interface for a healthy exchange of ideas and perspectives involving regular citizens and professionals, the concept of MyGov brings the government closer to the average person with the ultimate goal of assisting in the social and economic development of India.

  • NATIONAL MISSION ON EDUCATION USING ICT

The National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) is a centrally sponsored programme that aims to use ICT to its fullest potential in the teaching and learning process for the benefit of all students in higher education institutions, wherever they are, at any time. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a historic project to serve all of the educational and learning-related needs of students, teachers, and lifelong learners.

  • NORTH EAST BPO PROMOTION SCHEME (NEBPS)

Under the Digital India Programme, the North East BPO Promotion Scheme (NEBPS) has been approved to encourage BPO/ITES operations in the North East Region (NER) and bolster the development of the IT-ITES sector. The following are NEBPS's goals:

By encouraging the IT/ITES industry, particularly by establishing BPO/ITES operations, the NER can

(i) provide employment possibilities for local youth, and

(ii) encourage investment in the sector to broaden the IT industry's customer base and ensure balanced regional growth.

  • NREGA-SOFT

Implementing e-Government at all three tiers of Panchayati Raj Institutions, as well as the State and District, is what NREGA-SOFT plans to do. By leveraging information technology as a facilitator, it empowers the average person. By the Right to Information Act (RTI Act), NREGA-SOFT distributes information to the public. All the records, such as Muster Rolls, registration application registers, job cards/employment registers, Muster Roll issue registers, and Muster Roll receipt registers, that would otherwise be unavailable to the public are made available.

  • OPENFORGE

The platform for the open collaborative creation of e-governance apps used by the Indian government is called OpenForge. The government hopes to encourage the usage of open-source software through this platform, as well as the sharing and reuse of source code for e-governance systems. The following goals are shared by OpenForge: -To provide a platform for managing government source code's code repositories and version control -To encourage the creation of open collaborative applications by public and private entities, as well as by individuals and groups of people to deliver e-governance services and solutions of greater quality and security through increased openness and widespread peer review. -To shorten development cycles and hasten the launch of e-governance apps in the nation. -To lower the total cost of ownership for e-governance projects by utilizing a system of reuse, remixing, and sharing.

  • PAHAL (DBTL)

The PAHAL (DBTL) seeks to minimise unauthorised or duplicate LPG connections and lessen diversion. The programme was first introduced in 2013 and changed in 2015. LPG cylinders are sold under the PAHAL programme at market pricing, and consumers are eligible to receive the subsidy directly into their bank accounts. Either a bank account linkage or an Aadhaar linkage is used to accomplish this.

  • PAYGOV INDIA

For a shared e-Government infrastructure, a National Payment Service platform has been envisioned. It will provide a citizen with an end-to-end transactional experience, including access to numerous services online and a payment gateway interface for making online payments. The Centre, States, and Departments can use the infrastructure developed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and NSDL Database Management Ltd (NDML) to offer a variety of services through their National and State portals, with the option to make payments online using net banking, credit cards, and debit cards.

  • PRADHAN MANTRI GRAMIN DIGITAL SAKSHARTA ABHIYAAN (PMGDISHA)

A National Payment Service platform for a shared e-Government infrastructure has been envisioned. A citizen will receive an end-to-end transactional experience from it, including online access to a variety of services and a payment gateway interface. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and NSDL Database Management Ltd (NDML) developed the infrastructure that the Centre, States, and Departments can use to offer a variety of services through their National and State portals, with the option to make payments online using net banking, credit cards, and debit cards.

  • PRADHAN MANTRI JAN-DHAN YOJANA (PMJDY)

PMJDY is a national mission on financial inclusion that employs a coordinated strategy to achieve full financial inclusion for all households in the nation. The plan calls for financial literacy, access to credit, insurance, and pension services, as well as the provision of at least one basic banking account in every home and universal access to banking services. The programme aims to promote the Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) scheme of the federal government and route all government benefits (from the federal government, states, and local bodies) into the beneficiaries' accounts.


PRADHAN MANTRI KAUSHAL VIKAS YOJANA (PMKVY)

The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship's (MSDE) main programme is called PMKVY. This skill certification program's goal is to make it possible for many young people in India to enrol in training that is relevant to their industry and would improve their chances of finding employment. Under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be evaluated and certified.

  • SMART CITIES

The Smart Cities Mission was introduced by the Indian government in June 2015. Its goal is to support inclusive, sustainable communities that offer basic services, a good standard of living for their residents, a healthy environment, and the use of "smart" solutions. The objective is to look at confined regions and construct a repeatable model that will serve as a beacon for other aspirant cities, with the focus being on sustainable and equitable growth. The goal of the Smart Cities Mission is to create models that can be used to create similar Smart Cities both inside and outside of the Smart City. This will help the country as a whole.

  • TARGETED PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (TPDS)

With a focus on the underprivileged, the Indian government introduced the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS). In order to deliver foodgrains and distribute them in a transparent and accountable manner at the FPS level, the States were needed to develop and put into effect watertight plans for identifying the impoverished. When the programme was first started, it was meant to help roughly 6 crore poor families, for whom an annual amount of about 72 lakh tons of food grains was set aside.


· VISVESVARAYA PHD SCHEME FOR ELECTRONICS AND IT

Encouragement of working professionals and non-PhD faculty members to pursue PhDs in the ESDM & IT/ITES sectors as part-time candidates is one of the primary objectives of the Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme. Part-time PhD students are anticipated to promote industry-academia interaction, aid in the coordination of their respective R&D initiatives and benefit the nation.




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