‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas’ (collective efforts-inclusive growth) is the main mantra of our current government. The key initiatives of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Jan-Dhan Accounts (PMJDY), India Post Payment Banks, Gram Jyoti Yojana, Aadhaar Card, Pension Yojana, Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Ujjwala Yojana, Housing for All, Mudra Loan, Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana etc., are aimed to provide the windows of opportunity to each and every citizen of the country.
With EODB initiatives, policy reforms, automatic approval system, reforms for developing stable/predictable and competitive tax structure, demonetization reform, Digital India, Make in India, Smart Cities, Smart Villages, Startup India, and Standup India kind of initiatives Mr. Narendra Modi wants to make India a hub for manufacturing, cutting-edge research and innovation. Mr. Modi has shown that development, upliftment, and progress need not be a case of one against the other, but it can include everyone.
India is going through a big transformation. Digital India is a key enabler in this process. It’s a $1 trillion business opportunity across IT and IT enabled services, telecom, and electronics manufacturing. Digital India aims to transform the entire ecosystem of public services through the use of information technology and internet services. It is proposed to be implemented in Phases. It covers multiple Government Ministries and Departments. Each ministry and department have their own digital targets but their goals are linked and aligned with the ultimate vision of Digital India.
For Good Governance simplification of government procedures and processes is a must and technology helps to make the entire system transparent and faster. The goal of Digital India program is to build an open, transparent and accountable administration. Our government is providing: Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen, Governance and Services on Demand and Digital Empowerment of Citizens.
Demonetization is one of the biggest reforms of the world with incredible public participation. Indians have shown that they are mature enough to catch the signal from the storm of disinformation. This is the Indian version of Democracy! Demonetization is just an example.
The success of Demonetization is a success of Digital India too. During the last two and a half years, Digital India has prepared an environment of collaboration, participation and good governance in the country particularly in Rural India due to which people were quite prepared to embrace the digital payment technologies and they have shifted their habits easily.
Our country is full of young and smart people. Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has given the concept of New India, “New India manifests the strength and skills of 125 crore Indians, who will create a Bhavya and Divya Bharat.” People of our country are ready to participate in the bold initiatives which contribute to the growth of the country. To strengthen the ‘New India’ Digital India is playing a crucial role. The 21st century belongs to India!
I’m tracing the journey of Digital India since its launch. I used to share the information about its actual status and direction through my articles, books and videos. This is my second book on Digital India, in my previous book ‘Dream of Digital India Research Report 2014-15’, I shared the vision, approach and facts related to Digital India and I published that book on 1st February 2016. Today after one year when I‘m writing this book, with proud I can say that Digital India is a success!
In this book, I have covered the topics like Demonetization, Cashless Economy, Smart Cities Mission, Smart Villages, Transformation of India Post, Indian Railways – Innovation in Administration, Digital India push in Northeast India, Digital Identity, Cyber Defense and major events related to Digital India.
It is available on Amazon.com
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You can read the PDF version of Digital India Research Report 2016-17 from here as well:
Digital India Research Report 2016-17