• Shri Narendra Modi

    (honourable Prime Minister Of India)

    Being the flagship programme of our Government, the success of Digital India is unmatched and is reaching people across the country which makes their everyday lives better. It’s our dream to see anew India which changes the face of the country through a digital makeover.

    Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad

    (honourable Minister of Communications & IT)

    The past two years have been immensely satisfying as we saw some great work done across departments contributing towards the Digital India programme. The pace at which it is growing clearly shows we are headed in the right direction. We can’t wait to see how it transforms our country for better.

  • Governance

    MYGOV – PROMOTING CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT IN GOVERNANCE

    Standing true to the belief that a Government is of the people, by the people, for the people, the Indian Government has set up a digital platform where every responsible Indian citizen can put across his views to help build the nation. Launched on 26th July, 2014, it is based on the principle of ‘Discuss’, ‘Do’ and ‘Disseminate’ where the citizens can actively take part along with the domain experts on national issues. Polls and nation building tasks are also implemented on this platform.

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    AADHAAR: WORLD’S LARGEST ONLINE DIGITAL IDENITITY PLATFORM

    Aadhaar is a unique 12 digit number given to every Indian citizen using biometric inputs. It can act as their identity verification anywhere without any problem and also helpthem access Government services seamlessly.

    Biometric identification process removes the loopholes of fake documents. It enables direct transfer of Government benefits to the under-banked areas. It also makes banking services like fund transfer more convenient since only Aadhaar number is needed instead ofdetails like IFSC code, account number, etc.

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  • DOT TRANSFORMED INTO CENTRE OF PROBITY AND TRANSPARENCY SPECTRUM AUCTION, TRADING, SHARING & HARMONISATION

    All pending policies on spectrum trading, sharing & harmonisation have been resolved which has resulted in transformation of DOT into Center of Probity & Transparency.

    The transformation of DOT into Centre of Probity & Transparency has led to a positive impact of sharing spectrum resulting in decongestion of traffic by spectrum allocation, reduction in call drops and improved quality of service, and availability of more airwaves to expand wireless bandwidth.

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    E-KRANTI: DIGITAL DELIVERY OF SERVICES

    Initiating the availability of Government services to a common man near his location, at affordable costs, through common service delivery outputs, e-Kranti is a way to seek path breaking transformation in governance by ensuring efficiency, transparency and reliability of the said services. Core ICT infrastructure projects like State Data Centres (SDCs), State Wide Area Networks (SWANs), Common Services Centres, Cloud based platform Meghraj, and Mobile Seva have been planned.

    The objectives of leveraging e-Kranti for the benefit of the common man are many. Enhancing portfolio of citizen centric services, promoting rapid replication of e-Governance services, technologies to enhance the quality of e-Services, ensuring optimum usage of ICTs, and mandating the respective standard of services are some of the focus areas.

    e-Kranti is the backbone of services to be delivered under Digital India. With a cloud based, mobile centric approach of providing e-Services, it enhanced the portfolio of citizen centric services, promotes rapid replication & integration of e-Governance services and leverage emerging technologies to enhance the quality of e-Services provided to citizens.

  • Economy

    PROMOTING ITES GROWTH IN TIER II AND TIER III CITIES

    In the recent past, skilled power and cost effectiveness have magnificently contributed to the growth of the BPO industry in India– albeit in Tier I cities. The Indian Government now seeks to promote a balance in growth across Tier II and Tier III cities by providing capital incentives.

    The benefits of propagating the growth of BPO industry focus on cutting costs for BPO industry and making it more competitive, create employment generation in rural & semi urban India, and increase penetration of ICT services in smaller towns and cities.

    ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING TOUCHES NEW HEIGHTS

    High priority has been given to boost manufacturing of electronics and IT hardware in India due to its potential to generate employment and create a cyber secure eco-system. The union budget of 2016-17 extended the differential duty structure to some electronics items. It also seeks to promote manufacturing of semi-conductor wafer, LCD fabrication units and populated PCBs among other things.

    The major initiatives undertaken are M-SIPS (Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme) to attract investment, EDF (Electronic Development Fund) to enable the Government to attract venture funds for innovation, and EMC (Electronics Manufacturing Clusters) which will be set up in 7 states (1 in each state) to generate 1 lakh job jobs.

  • FINANCIAL INCLUSION THROUGH POSTAL BANKING SYSTEM

    Payment Bank will provide banking services like deposits, remittance, online payments to service providers, direct bank transfers, social security payments to beneficiaries through India Post Payments Banks (IPPB) account holders in the rurally banked or under-banked areas.

    Looking on far reaching benefits as the threshold of this initiative, it has provided fruitful results for the same. In last 2 years, Post Office Savings Accounts increased from Rs.30.86 crore to Rs. 34.22 crore. Over 85 lakh Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana accounts with investments of around Rs. 4,596 crore have been opened since January 2016. Over Rs.13,000 crore MNREGS wages were also disbursed through Post Office Savings Bank Accounts.

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  • DRIVING E-COMMERCE IN RURAL AND SEMI URBAN INDIA

    Department of Posts has given a huge boost to e-Commerce services. E-Commerce companies like Amazon, Flipkart, Yepme, Shopclues, Naaptol, etc and 800 other companies have tied up with the postal network for smooth delivery.

    Facilitating the betterment of the e-Commerce delivery system, 34 major land routes have been established for transmission of parcels, 950+ mail vans fitted with GPS devices for online mail monitoring and 57 integrated state-of-the-art parcel centres have been established.

    The 1,54,882 IT-enabled post offices will play a vital role in bridging the gap of services offered between rural and urban India.

    CONNECTING THE UNCONNECTED INDIA

    This initiative aims to bring connectivity to the most isolated regions of India by 2019 though expansion of mobiles and Internet services. It focuses on services pertaining to education, farming, health and finance.

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  • YOUTH

    MOVING TOWARDS PAPERLESS GOVERNANCE WITH DIGILOCKER

    India paved the way towards paperless governance through Digilocker. organisations and individuals to issue, verify, store and access all their legal documents.

    • Digilocker enables the users to secure online storage of documents, facilitates automatic issuance of documents by Government agencies. The stored documents are electronically signed before sharing which further eliminates the need of submissions of paper documents.
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    MAKING INDIA DIGITALLY LITERATE

    The Government has launched Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (DISHA) to make one person in every Indian household, digitally literate.

    The progress in this initiative has been tremendous. With 1,937 training partners, 81 lakh candidates enrolled, 54,78,903 candidates enrolled and trained, and 22,94,718 candidates trained and certified, India is on its way towards digital literacy.

  • PROMOTING GROWTH OF IT-ITES SECTOR ACROSS INDIA

    The growth of IT-ITES industry in India has earned it the global recognition with almost 56% share of global sourcing market of US $162- $166 billion. DeitY has been promoting skill development programmes, enhancing infrastructure capabilities and supporting R&D for India’s leadership position in the field.

    • With the planning of setting up 54 STPI centres across the country, 20 STPI for Tier II/Tier III cities, and 203 IT-ITES specific SEZ zones notified to promote exports, there is a huge scope for the successful implementation of this initiative.
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    NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS PORTAL

    National Scholarships Portal is one stop solution for end to end scholarship process right from submission of student application, verification, sanction and disbursal to end beneficiary for all the scholarships provided by the Government of India.

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  • POOR

    POST OFFICE AS COMMON SERVICES CENTRES

    Common Services Centres’ services are being provided in post offices all over India to facilitate online access to services like pension and insurance policies. ‘MeeSeva' and 'Sunayasam' bill payment services are currently being provided in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana through 95 Head Post Offices.

    The Common Services Centres enable e-Services to reach the farthest corners of India via the widespread network of India Post. A single access point is provided for the people to access postal, banking & insurance services along with other Government information & benefits.

    Citizens will be able to access all e-Services provided by the Government, at their local post offices. This will enable rapid adoption of services provided under Digital India programme and make governance more effective.

    JAN DHAN YOJANA, AADHAAR & MOBILE CONNECTIVITY (JAM TRINITY)

    By mapping an individual identity to onenumber across the nation, Mobile Number Portability focuses on establishing the Trinity of JAM (Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhaar & Mobile connectivity) to transfer benefits in a leakage-proof, targeted and cashless mode through the Government’s Direct Benefit Model. WATCH VIDEO

    The JAM Trinity enables digitisation of delivery system. It also plugs gaps in the infrastructure for direct transfer of benefits to citizens and aids financial inclusion through infrastructural support for Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.

  • DIGITAL SEVA (COMMON SERVICES CENTRES) – BRIDGING DIGITAL DIVIDE

    Common Services Centres (CSC) are ICT enabled access points for delivery of various Government & business services to citizens. CSC will provide skill development, digital literacy, health and financial services to rural India. Currently there are 1.66 lakh operational CSCs. By December 2016 all 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats will be equipped with a CSC.

    The new services introduced under Digital Seva are banking, insurance and pension service under Jan Dhan Yojana, Digital Literacy Training (DISHA), railways, passports, election and education services, and Aadhaar enrollment services.

    Common Services Centres will make Government & other business services easily available in the hinterlands of India. This will help in bridging the digital divide between urban and rural India.

    Infrastructure

    REVIVING INDIAN TELECOM GIANT BSNL

    BSNL and MTNL have the largest broadband network in India. Standing up to the challenges, BSNL's income from services increased by 4.16% in 2014-15 reversing its trend of operating in losses. While BSNL enabled Mobile Number Portability for its customers in July 2015, MTNL has revived its position through customer centric approaches like upgrading the speed of existing broadband customers to 2 MBPS at no extra cost and providing one month of free broadband scheme to the existing voice customers. MTNL is also implementing Mumbai City Surveillance Project to aid with security in the city.

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  • DIGITISING INDIA POST

    Core Banking Solutions (CBS), ATM, Internet & mobile banking are being provided to customers enrolled with Post Office Savings Bank, to enable people to transfer money anytime and anywhere. Also, ‘Post Info’ app provides online tracking of speed posts, parcels and services like POSB, interest calculator etc.

    Digitisation of India Post transforms the traditional ways of banking by replacing the need for bank branch in the area for core banking services, giving access to 24/7 ATM facility in under-banked areas, enabling access to insurance services and enabling online tracking of posts etc.

    The vast network of India Post has made it possible for Indian citizens residing in areas with no banks to easily access core banking, insurance and e-Commerce services.

    INTERNET FOR ALL

    To provide Internet access to every citizen, BSNL is installing WiFi Hotspots at important locations like Taj-mahal in Agra, Bengaluru, Vijaywada, Hampi- Karnataka, Haridwar, Ajmer - Dargah Shareef, Sarnath-Varanasi, Sun Temple - Konark etc.

    BSNL has planned to setup 40,000 WiFi Hotspots. Also, 2.05 lakh Common Services Centres (Digital Seva) and 21,319 post offices are the important components under Public Internet Access Programme.

    This initiative will enable citizens to easily access wireless Internet, promote the use of digital platforms, and make e-Services available to people on-the-go.

  • BHARATNET BRINGING HIGH SPEED DATA CONNECTIVITY TO RURAL INDIA

    BharatNet focuses on bringing high-speed broadband connectivity to rural India. In collaboration with Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), the Government has taken a step forward to connect nearly 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats. BharatNet for various e-Government services like tele-medicine, tele-education, e-Health and e-Entertainment etc. is meant to create local employment opportunities and drive socio-economic growth in the area.

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    Since a majority of Indians live in rural areas, this initiative will serve as a backbone for transforming India into a digitally empowered economy by ensuring Internet service to one and all.

  • MOBILE NUMBER PORTABILITY

    Government has allowed One Nation - Full Mobile Number Portability (MNP) w.e.f July, 2015. This has enabled the subscribers to change their licence service area and still retain their mobile number. For example, a subscriber can move from Delhi to Bengaluru without changing the mobile number.

    MNP also allows subscribers to retain their existing mobile number when they switch from one telecom service provider to another irrespective of technology or service area limitation. This will also help in developing mobile numbers as an identity of individuals for providing various Government services and move towards JAM (Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile) Trinity.

    Women

    ALL NEW MOBILES TO HAVE PANIC BUTTON FROM 2017

    Starting next year, all mobile phones sold in India will come with a dedicated “panic button “’ that can be used to send out a signal in case of distress. The Panic button and Global Positioning System facility in all mobile phone handsets Rules, 2016, notified by the Department of Telecommunications in April 2016 are aimed at improving the safety of women and ensuring a quick response from security agencies.

    An official notification dated April 22, said, “With effect from January 1, 2017, no mobile phone handset manufactured company shall sell in India… Feature phones without the facility of panic button by pressing ‘Numeric key – 5’ or ‘Numeric key – 9’ to invoke emergency call”

    POSTAL INITIATIVE FOR SUKANYA SAMRIDDHI YOJANA

    Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana’ is a small deposit scheme for the girl child, launched as a part of the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign, which would fetch high interest rate and provide income tax rebate. It can be opened in any post office and at any time from the birth of a girl child till she attains the age of 10 years, with a minimum deposit of Rs 1000 via cash, cheque or demand draft. A maximum of Rs 1.5 lakh can be deposited during a financial year.

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    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (Government of India) Electronics Niketan, 6, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi: 110003

    Website:http://www.digitalindia.gov.in/content/contact-us
    e-Mail: socialmedia@negp.gov.in
    Phone No.: +91-11-24301851
    Fax No.: +91-11-24363101