Digital India Programme

By | March 2, 2015
***** An Article on DIGITAL INDIA PROGRAM *****

Digital India Programme is an ambitious programme to transform India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy. It has been envisaged by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) in 2014. Digital India Programme will be implemented in phases till 2018. The scope of this Programme?
To prepare India for a knowledge futureTo make technology central to enabling changeTo become an umbrella programme covering many departments Key Services to be provided It will ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically. This would help in bringing public accountability through mandated delivery of government’s services electronically. The programme aims at providing digital infrastructure as a utility to every citizen as well as high-speed internet as a core utility in all gram panchayats. The programme aims to seamlessly integrate departments to provide easy and a single window access to all persons. It also aims at making available government services in real time from online and mobile platforms. The government will set up a programme management structure for monitoring implementation of this programme. Responsibility for implementation of this programme The main stakeholders responsible for managing Digital India Programme areThe Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) for approval to projectsA Monitoring Committee headed by the Prime MinisterA Digital India Advisory Group chaired by the Minister of Communications and ITAn Apex Committee chaired by the Cabinet Secretary