- Published: 10 January 2020
This program has been envisaged by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and will impact the ministry of communications & IT, ministry of rural development, ministry of human resource development, ministry of health and others.
The union cabinet has approved sanctions for Digital India, a campaign intended to transform the nation into digital empowered society and knowledge economy, with a cost of Rs 113,000 crore.
This programme envisaged by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) is tol impact the ministry of communications & IT, ministry of rural development, ministry of human resource development, ministry of health and others. This programme will also benefit all states and union territories. The existing/ ongoing e-Governance initiatives would be revamped to align them with the principles of Digital India.
The vision of Digital India is to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. It would ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically. It would also bring in public accountability through mandated delivery of government’s services electronically.
The Digital India vision provides the intensified impetus for further momentum and progress for e-Governance and would promote inclusive growth that covers electronic services, products, devices, manufacturing and job opportunities.
The programme will be implemented in phases from the current year till 2018. The source of funding for most of the e-Governance projects at present is through budgetary provisions of respective ministries/departments in the central or state governments. Requirements of funds for individual project(s) for Digital India will be worked out by respective nodal ministries/departments but according to a government estimate, it will cost Rs 113,000 crore.
Digital India vision focuses on three things: Infrastructure as a utility to every citizen; Governance and services on demand; and digital empowerment of citizens.
Quelle/Source: BW Smartcities, 03.01.2019