PM Modi has dreamed of an improved life for the citizens of India and better administration with the help of digital technology. Digital India is the vehicle
Daya Shankar Upadhyay, a resident of Mirza Pur, Uttar Pradesh, had to wait for his turn for long in order to sell his paddy crop in the market. Sometimes he also had to depend on the middle men. But now he feels hassle free due to the e-kray Pranali (Electronic purchasing system). It allows him to purchase an online token and sell the crop as per the token number. Therefore zero wastage of time and no traps
Ram Kripal Sahni who lives in Jhanjharpur, Bihar and has come for a treatment in AIIMS feels at ease by getting online appointment with the doctor through e-health facility. He only visits AIIMS as per the schedule fixed by the doctors and not all the time standing in the queue outside the hospital. Not long time back it was like a dream beyond reach for people availing such facilities sitting at home but the Government of India has made this dream transform into reality through its Digital India policy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated
this ambitious programme on 1st
July 2015 which aims at connecting all rural and urban areas with the internet.
The Digital India programme will be a stepping stone in digitalizing every work, bring about changes in every spectrum and to make the country future ready. Its main purpose is to convert the current system of the country into e-economy. The policy lays higher emphasis on bringing transparency in the administerial works of government and making it more effective. It also tends to put the bureaucracy culture to an end and connect all the government departments with each other digitally so that it works for the people more efficiently. More work will be done through e-kranti and e-governance. The main projects in this line are DigiLocker system in which the documents will be put online. Programmes such as mygov.in, Swachh Bharat Mission are available on the mobile phones through apps. Online registration is available through e-hospital facility; National scholarship portal is the easiest way for students to gather all the information regarding various scholarship programmes. The high-speed digital highway i.e. Bharatnet will connect 2.5 lakh panchayats with each other. Work on e- education is in progress to make the education system better and give a boost to online education. To stop the cases of forgery through fake signatures the government is now promoting e-signature. Better internet accessibility through wi-fi and next generation network is one of the core agenda of the government.
Wi-fi facility will be made available in 2.5 lakh academic institutions and all universities in the country by 2019. It will cost Rs 13,000 crore and will create job opportunities directly for 1.7 crore people and indirectly for 8.5 crore people across the country. 2.5 lakh villages will get the facilities of high internet and universal phone connection. 4 lakh community internet access points will be developed. Around 1.7 lakh people will get training and employment opportunities in the fields of IT, telecom and electronics. E- Governance and e- services facilities will be implemented in all the government departments.
PM Narendra Modi has dreamed of empowering the people of India through digitalization the day he has taken the charge of the government at the centre. The dream of Digital India seems to be a reality very soon through digital revolution in the country. There will be internet in every village, all facilities will be available online, no tension for signing zillions of documents, school bags will be lighter, no serpentine queues outside hospital, no delays in government work and ultimately no corruption because India goes digital!
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