9 Pillars of Digital India :India’s talent and IT makes India’s tomorrow

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9 Pillars  of Digital India; India’s talent and IT makes  India’s tomorrow Across the length and breadth of this Country .India faces  many challenges .But when tack-led with innovation that leverages the power of technology, it can help to create a trans-formed and digitally empowered India .We need to challenge those challenges.Digital India isprogramme to prepare India for a knowledge future. Shri Narendra Modi ,Prime Minister of India has laid emphasis  on National e-Governance plan and has given it’s approval for Digital India -a programme to transform India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy . As a formula created  by Narendra Modi for Digital India , that IT plus IT is equal to IT meaning in broader sense as India’s talent and information technology together makes India’s tomorrow .

Introduction :

Digital technologies which includes cloud computing an Mobile applications have emerged as catalysts for rapid economic growth and citizen empowerment across the globe .Digital technologies are being increasingly used by us in everyday lives from retail stores to Government offices.They help us to connect with each other and also to share information on issues and concerns faced by us.In some cases they also enable resolution of those issue in near real time

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Objective of the Digital India:

The objective of the Digital India group is to come out with innovative ideas and practical solutions to realise prime minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a Digital India. Prime minister of India envisions  transforming our Nation and creating opportunities for all citizens by harnessing Digital technologies.His vision is to empower every citizens with access to Digital services, knowledge and information. This group will come up with policies and best practices from around the World to make  this vision of Digital India a reality
Digital India is an ambitious  programme of  Government of India projected at Rs 1,13,000 crores. This will be for preparing India for the knowledge based transformation and de-livering good governance to citizens by synchronized and co-ordinated engagement with both Central Government and State Government
This programme has been envised by department of electronics and information tech-nology(DeitY) and will impact ministry of  communication &IT, Ministry  of Rural Development , ministry of Human Resources Development, Ministry of  Health and others .This pro-gramme will also benefits  all State and Union territories. The existing /ongoing e-governance initiatives would be revamped  to align them with the principles of Digital India
The vision of Digital India is to transform the Country into a digitally  empowered society and knowledge economy .It would ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically. It would also bring in public accountability through mandated delivery of goverment’s services electronically

The Digital India vision:

The Digital India vision provides the intensified impetus for further momentum and pro-gress for e-Governance and would promote inclusive growth that covers electronic services, product , devices , manufacturing and job opportunities

Digital Infrastructure:

Digital infrastructure will focus on providing high speed secure internet. Governance and services on demand will stress on integrating services across department and Jurisdictions and making services available in real time for both online and mobile platform.Digital empowerment of citizens will pay emphasis on Universal Digital literacy and availability of digital resources /services in Indian languages.
The programme will be implemented in phases from  from 2014 till 2018. The sources of funding for most of the e-Governance projects at present is through budgetary provisions of respective ministries/departments in the Central or State governments. Requirement of funds for individual project (s) for Digital India will be worked out by respective nodal ministries /departments but according to government estimates it will cost Rs 113,000 crore. To implement this the goverment is planning to strengthen  National informatics centre (NIC) by restructuring  it to support all Central goverment departments and State governments. Positions of chief information officers (CIO)  would be created in at  least 10 key ministries so that e-governance projects could be designed ,developed and implemented faster
Apart from this, the DeitY would create four senior positions within the department for managing the programme say additional secretary, Digital india; joint secretary ,infrastructure development; joint secretary, capacity building and Digital enablement ; and joint secretary, IT applications in uncovered areas and process re-engineering


Pillars of Digital India:

  This will surely help you to understand the 9 pillars of digital India are—-

1.Broadband Highways:

Laying of National optical fibre network (NOFN)in all 2.5 lakh gram panchayats in the country will happen in a phased manner.

2.Universal access to mobile:

Universal access to mobile connectivity ensuring  mobile access in around 44,000 uncovered villages in the country and government is taking steps to ensure that all villages are covered through mobile connectivity by 2018.

3.Public Interest access:

To expand the coverage of common services centre(CSC) From 1.35 lakhs to 1.5 lakhs, i.e one in every panchayat


Business process re-engineering will be undertaken to improve process and service de-livery . Service will be integrated  with UIDAI , Payment gateway and mobile platform

5.e -Kranti:

E-Kranti focuses on electronic delivery of service whether it is Education ,Health ,Agriculture, Justice and Financial inclusion

6.Global Information :

The focus will be on online  hosting of data and practive engagement through social media and web based platforms like MyGov.

7.Electronics manufacturing :

Focus is on set to  boxes, VSAT ,mobile, consumer electronics , medical electronics , smart energy meters, smart cards and micro ATM,s

8.IT Training for jobs:

The government is planning to train one crore students from small towns and villages for IT sectors

9.Early Harvest programmes:

The goverment is planning to deploy andhaar enabled biometric attendance system in all central government offices located at Delhi. A web based application software system will enable online recording of attendence and its viewing by the concerned stakeholders

Vision of Digital India:

1.Infrastructure as a utility to every citizen:

High speed internet  shall be made available in all gram panchayats; cradle to grave digital identity ; mobile and bank account  would enable participation in digital and financial space at individual level; easy access to common service  centre within their locality. Shareable private space on a public  cloud ; and safe and secure cyber space in the country.

2.Governance  and service on demand :

Single window access to all persons by seamlessly integrating departments or jurisdictions ,availability  of government services in online and mobile platforms; all citizen entitlements to be available on the cloud to ensure easy access.Government services to be digitally  transformed for improving ease of doing business; making financial transactions above a threshold,electronic and cashlesd; and leveraging GIS for decision support systems and development

3.Digital empowerment of citizens:

Universal digital literacy ;all digital resources universally accessble ;all government documents /certificates to be available on the cloud;availability of digital resources/services in India languages;collaboratives Digital platforms for participative governance; Portability of all entitle-ments for individuals through the cloud .

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