Taking ahead our promise of empowering citizens with e-Services and ICT infrastructure, we are delighted to launch our first edition of Digital India newsletter. The newsletter will serve as an integrated information platform to keep everyone updated with the ongoing endeavours. Digital India will not only fulfil the aspirations of the nation but also transform the lives of the common masses. This newsletter will bring information symmetry to everyone through this common knowledge dissemination.

DIGITAL INDIA, GIVING INDIA THE POWER TO EMPOWER.

Good governance and inclusive development have been the principal challenges for India since independence. In a paradigm shift from the past, the Governmentof India has embarked upon an ambitious ‘Digital India’ programme to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.

Digital India newsletter is our next logical step in generating awareness among stakeholders about the Digital India initiatives. Every month, we would try to bridge the gap of information about Digital India in public domain.

A large pool of data about Digital India programmes, policies, and milestones will be shared through informative articles, updates, future plans and upcoming events.

- Shri. J.S Deepak, Secretary, Deity


A DIRECT CONNECTION TO PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI.
THE NARENDRA MODI MOBILE APP.

In a unique attempt to increase connect between the Prime Minister and the people, ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’ was launched on 17th June, 2015. The mobile app is available for download from Google Play. The app users can get an update on day-to-day activities of the Prime Minister, receive direct messages, tune into ‘Mann ki Baat’, contribute to ‘to-do’ tasks, be informed of initiatives and achievements of the Union Government via updates and infographics, and know more about Shri. Narendra Modi.

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ROLL OUT OF ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM AND E-HOSPITAL IN HOSPITALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri.Narendra Modi launched the cloud based enterprise grade Online Registration System (ORS) on 1st July, 2015 as part of the Digital India Week launch. Developed by NIC, ORS enables patients to take online appointment with doctors for out-patient consultation. AIIMS, New Delhi was the first hospital to try ORS with great success, significantly reducing wait-time in queues. Since then ORS has also been implemented in 14 Hospitals including Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, Sports Injury Centre, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi and NIMHANS, Bengaluru etc.

The system fetches hospital related data from any e-Hospital application, i.e. any application providing basic hospital management services. In all the hospitals where ORS has been implemented so far, the e-Hospital application of NIC has also been implemented.

DEITY TO FLOAT RFP FOR EMPANELMENT OF PRIVATE CLOUD SERVICE PROVIDERS

To increase penetration of Digital India’s initiative ‘Meghraj’, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) is planning to float a Request for Proposal to empanel agencies providing cloud services. The empanelment aims to leverage dedicated cloud platforms to offer services launched under the Digital India programme and provide secure storage and access for Government databases and applications.

NATIONAL DIGITAL LITERACY MISSION NDLM/DISHA: Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan: Bridging the digital divide.

Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) has, as part of “Digital India”, launched a massive country wide digital literacy campaign, DISHA or Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan (also called as National Digital Literacy Mission), with the objective of creating a digitally inclusive India.

The DeitY schemes target a total of 52.50 lakh people.

Major central government hospitals to roll out e-hospital and/or ORS

Fourteen Hospitals are already providing services through ORS and more than 1 lakh appointments have been taken using the platform. Five Hospitals are using e-Hospital on cloud and more than 1.25 lakh registrations have been done so far. Additionally, 45 other hospitals are using Local Data Centre based e-Hospital version, across the country.

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PAYMENTS AND RECEIPTS TO BE ELECTRONIC.

It has been decided that all payments and receipts by Central Government Ministries/Departments and their organizations will be electronic by December 2016. The objective is to reduce and eventually eliminate cash or paper based (cheques/drafts based) transactions in Government.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR INTERNET OF THINGS IN BENGALURU HOLDS FIRST GROUP COORDINATORS' MEETING

The first Group Coordinators’(GC) meeting of the Centre of Excellence for Internet of Things was held on 17th November, 2015 in the Department of Electronics and IT under the Chairmanship of Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, DeitY. Shri. S. Chandrasekhar, President NASSCOM, Shri.B V R Mohan Reddy, Chairman, NASSCOM, Prof. Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc, Smt.Neena Pahuja, DG, ERNET India and Shri.Sanjiv Mittal, JS (Electronics), DeitY were among those who participated in the meeting. Shri. KS Viswanathan, NASSCOM is the acting CEO of the CoE.

13 MORE MISSION MODE PROJECTS APPROVED UNDER E-KRANTI: DIGITAL INDIA. ON A MISSION TO LAUNCH A NEW, RISING INDIA

13 more Mission Mode Projects (MMP) were approved by the Cabinet on 25th March, 2015. This makes a total of 44 MMPs being implemented in the country. The 13 new MMPs are as follows:

  • Rural Development,
  • Social Benefits,
  • e-Sansad,
  • e-Vidhaan,
  • Roads & Highways Information System (RAHI),

This is a proud moment for all of us as we read the first edition of Digital India newsletter. This is a result of the hard work and efforts of the editorial team and our representatives in various ministries across the central and state government. The monthly newsletter is your one pit stop for all the news and latest developments that are happening across sectors for promoting e-Governance initiatives. We look forward to your support and feedback to make it more interesting and useful. This is just a baby step in our endeavour of information propagation, as we move towards becoming a digitally advanced and empowered nation.

NIC GIS WEBSITE OFFERS NEW USER FRIENDLY FEATURES

National Informatics Centre (NIC) has revamped its Geographical Information System (GIS) platform now known as “BharatMap" to offer user friendly services to Ministries, Departments, States/UTs and Citizens. "BharatMap" is a multilayer GIS platform comprising of seamless country wide base maps, satellite images and hybrid maps, aligned as per global geo-spatial standards.

QUICK QUESTIONS

Question No. 1

If you are travelling and want to track you train’s current location, which government website will you visit?


  • IRCTC
  • NTES
  • Indian Railways Website

Question No. 2

India to achieve “Zero Net Import” by which year?


  • 2020
  • 2018
  • 2016

Question No. 3

How many pillars are there in Digital India?


  • 5
  • 14
  • 9

CONTACT INFORMATION

Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (Government of India)
Electronics Niketan, 6, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi: 110003
e-Mail: socialmedia@negp.gov.in
Phone No. : +91-11-24301851
Fax No. : +91-11-24363101

Question No. 4
When was the first Internet created?

The answers are to be emailed to socialmedia@negp.gov.in

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