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Digital India

Digital India
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Our Prime Minister is quite visionary when creating goals for the development of the country. This includes the target of making India a 5 trillion dollar economy by 2024 and many others. 
One important initiative is to digitally empower the country.

The Digital India campaign was launched by the Government of India in 1st July 2015 under the leadership of PM Mr. Narendra Modi. Under the campaign, government services are to be provided electronically through digital modes. It thus aims to empower citizens by providing them with fast internet connectivity. Further, it acts both as an enabler and a beneficiary for the progress of other schemes like Make in India, Startup India, Bharatmala, Atma-Nirbhar Bharat etc.


Under this scheme, 250,000 gram panchayats will be connected to the internet. Additionally - facilities like digital locker, my government website, e-education, scholarship, pension, ration card, PAN card, Aadhar card, e-insurance, e-health have been made available so far.

Indeed, the idea is unique and full of possibilities. With internet connectivity and people going digital, the world gets smaller. It helps businesses to proliferate and people can get the maximum benefits out of services. However, before we set such high expectations, we need to look at the problems and challenges that can act as an impediment to the process.

Let us take the example of Education.

The COVID-19 pandemic threw challenges at the whole world. As soon as we realised that the pandemic might take time to end, we went on to look for alternatives to bring back life to normal. Where on one hand, offices opened up for the employees, on the other hand, people feared for their children going to school. Therefore, our education went completely online. Today, it has been almost 4 months since children have been taking classes online. However, the shift from offline to online has not been a cakewalk for the children or their parents.

Infrastructure: Many people could not afford a smartphone for their children to study. The seriousness of the situation came forth when stories were reported from around the nation. For example, Kuldip Kumar, a man from Himachal Pradesh, was forced to sell his cow, his only source of income, so that he could buy a smartphone for his children. In another tragic event, a 16-year-old schoolgirl from Kerala committed suicide. This is because she did not have a cell phone or TV for taking online classes.

Cost and Connectivity: Students suffered in places where internet connectivity was not good. This includes rural villages and also regions of Jammu and Kashmir where internet connectivity is still disrupted. Further, opting for internet facilities is not everyone’s cup of tea. While the rich and middle-class families can afford high-speed internet, the poor do not have the privilege of the same.

Therefore, the problems that our children faced during the pandemic, are a reflection of the complications that arise at many levels.

According to a report by The Economic Times, the past 5 years have shown the success of the Digital India Campaign in the Banking sector. With schemes like Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and Jandhan-Aadhar-Mobile initiative, the positive trajectory of the sector is quite visible. However, when it comes to other sectors like Education, Health and Business, we need to look at the problems of infrastructure, cost and connectivity, to make sure that they can also reap the maximum benefits for a smooth functioning and a promising future.


Automation and Digital Adoption-A Must for Indian Organisations

As the world starts to normalise, businesses will change their focus-from crisis, to recovery, to growth and resiliency. In the coming months, organisations will re-think and in many cases, re-invent, the way they run.

Efficiency, agility, and the ability to innovate are going to be more important than ever and automation will be central to helping organisations achieve these three qualities. Automation takes repetitive, manual aspects out of routine finance and administrative tasks, saving employees time so they can focus on meaningful work. It also saves time for the finance team by eliminating paperwork and detecting erroneous or fraudulent claims.

I am thrilled at how much more effective automation is, at providing visibility and control and driving compliance. Manual reporting processes are inherently opaque − the lack of integration between systems makes it impossible to track spending effectively, to manage regulatory compliance, or to enforce basic policies.

Modern automated solutions also come with digital and mobile functionalities, and broader integration with the world's payment platforms, to boost employee experience and satisfaction. All in all, Digital India initiative  will be vital to building a finance organisation that can truly support the business in delivering value to customers, enabling it to become more resilient for the new Digital era.

As we look ahead, let’s change the game, and not have the game change us.


1.    Objectives of Digital India -


 Broadband reach to every village -

The main objective of Digital India is to provide high-speed internet penetration to every village. Dhani city in India and with its help to extend the benefits of government schemes and other services to the people of all rural areas.


 IT employment -

With the Digital India scheme, the works of government schemes will be online even in rural areas, so new IT jobs will be created there, which will also provide employment to students from rural areas. Like, in Rajasthan, many people have got employment through the service of E-Mitra.


 Bringing awareness -

With internet access to rural areas, people will be able to keep an eye on the activities going on in the world, they will be able to read the latest news daily and they will be able to take information about the subject which they do not know, which will bring awareness to them and Will not be a victim of confusion and fraud.


 To provide phone facilities to all -

Even today, the facility of phone has not been available to many backward rural and panchayat areas. Under Digital India, the facility of calling will be made available to all those rural areas so that the people there can also connect with the rest of the world.

 Promoting digital currency -

High speed internet will get a boost in rural areas as the people there will again use smartphones and computers so that they will get to know the digital currency and this will encourage more digital currency.

2.    Benefits of Digital India -

Control over Corruption

The people of rural areas will get the benefit of the phone because people there are often victims of corruption. After all the work goes online under Digital India, taking payments and other government functions will also go online, so that no officer will be able to corruption.

Availability of Banking Services

Even today people from rural areas have to stand in long queues of banks for depositing and withdrawing money in banks and for other banking operations. With the access of the Internet from Digital India to the village, people will also be able to take advantage of online banking facilities.


Control over Black Marketing

Due to all government and private work going online, there will be a decrease in bribery and black marketing because it will pay through digital process, which will not make it possible to do any kind of Bhojpuri or black market.

 Education to All-

With internet access to rural areas, students of rural areas will also get to learn computer education and they will also be able to get information about internet.At the same time, they will not get to see and hear any education material from the Internet, which will make their future even more intense. Due to this, rural students will not have to go to cities and take education, they will also be able to do higher studies by staying in the village.


Less lines and queue outside Government Offices.

Often work in government departments is very slow due to which the people of rural areas are keeping in line, due to this their work is interrupted and their employment is also disrupted.

After the online process, all government basic facilities will be required to deposit the bill, get PAN card, ration card etc., etc., will not have to be put in the line of government offices.

The growth of Country-

India is a village rich country, so most of the people here live in rural areas, if there is access to high speed internet, then the people will also be connected to the cities and all the work will be faster so that the development of the country will double by night. .

Villagers will not be victims of fraud -

Often the people of the village are cheated by telling more of the value of an item, so having internet access to every village, people will also be able to find out the value and quality of every item, so that they will not be able to send any cheap and fake item and They will avoid being a victim of fraud.

3.    Key services of Digital India -

To expand the core services of Digital India, the Government of India has emphasized the process of linking this scheme with the Aadhaar card, after linking the data of all Indian citizens with the Aadhaar card, all the benefits of all government and non-governmental facilities are sitting at home. Will be able to lift


Ration card, PAN card, election card, life insurance, gas cylinder, driving license can be applied online for marriage under this scheme. Earlier, to take advantage of all the schemes, government departments had to travel for months, but now you can do this work sitting at home.


Under the Digital India, all government functions have been made easy and accessible, now you can avail banking facilities from home, anyone can pay online anywhere. Online website can shop and goods can come from home.

Under Digital India itself, the government has also provided the facility of DG Locker in which you can keep all your government documents such as driving license, PAN card, Aadhaar card, Voter ID etc. to get rid of the hassle of keeping them together and lose them. There will be no fear of it.


Digital India aims to provide the much needed thrust to the nine pillars of growth areas, namely Broadband Highways, Universal Access to Mobile Connectivity, Public Internet Access Programme, e-Governance: Reforming Government through Technology, e-Kranti - Electronic Delivery of Services, Information for All, Electronics Manufacturing, IT for Jobs and Early Harvest Programmes. Each of these areas is a complex programme in itself and cuts across multiple Ministries and Departments.

Digital India 9 pillars


4.    Conclusion.

Schemes like Digital India are very much needed for our India country because if the backward regions are to be uplifted, then it is very important to have access to education and internet there only then people will be able to become partners in the development of India.

Digital India has made basic government facilities accessible to Indian citizens. People from rural areas will get more benefit from this. This scheme will play an important role in digitalizing India.

Digital India






PARTHA said...

Good article. People sholud know about
Digital India and what our PM Mr Modi's vission.

Samrat Banerjee said...

Digital India is the need of the hour. This article will help people to understand.

Unknown said...

Digital India is on high demand at present.

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