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 is a programme 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 .
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
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 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