Amidst technology and belief, PM to launch ‘Digital India Week’


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ‘Digital India Week’ in the national capital this evening with a view to empower the people of the country through the Digital India programme.Digital India aims to transform the country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy.

The vision of Digital India programme also aims at inclusive growth in areas of electronic services, products, manufacturing and job opportunities etc.
The vision of Digital India is centred on three key areas – digital infrastructure as a utility to every citizen, governance and services on demand and digital empowerment of citizens.

With the above vision, the Digital India programme aims to provide 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: Target Net Zero Imports, IT for Jobs and Early Harvest Programmes.

Policy initiatives have also been undertaken by DeitY in the e- Governance domain like e-Kranti Framework, Policy on Adoption of Open Source Software for Government of India, Framework for Adoption of Open Source Software in e-Governance Systems, Policy on Open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for Government of India, E-mail Policy of Government of India, Policy on Use of IT Resources of Government of India, Policy on Collaborative Application Development by Opening the Source Code of Government Applications, Application Development and Re-Engineering Guidelines for Cloud Ready Applications

The estimated impact of Digital India by 2019 would be cross cutting, ranging from broadband connectivity in all Panchayats, Wi-fi in schools and universities and Public Wi-Fi hotspots.

The programme will generate huge number of IT, Telecom and Electronics jobs, both directly and indirectly. Success of this programme will make India Digitally empowered and the leader in usage of IT in delivery of services related to various domains such as health, education, agriculture, banking, etc.