From digital lockers to e-education: How Digital India will transform the country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched his most ambitious Digital India programme, which aims at transforming the country into a digitally-empowered knowledge economy. The programme aims at bringing as many as 2.5 villages under broadband connectivity. The highlights of the Digital India programme, worth Rs 1 lakh crore, are digital locker, E-education, E-health and…

PM Quips On E-Governance Changing Into M-Governance

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched Digital India project, which is being touted as one of his most ambitious schemes. ‘E-Governance is going to change into M-Governance… M is not Modi Governance, it is mobile governance,”” the PM said with a smile, sketching a broad roadmap in his 27-minute speech of how he plans…

e-governance reduces govt-citizen gap

Deputy Commissioner R K Bhat today inaugurated Digital India Week here at a meeting of District Officers and educationists. The Deputy Commissioner while giving overview of the programme highlighted the importance of promoting e-governance saying it reduces the government-citizen gap. He called for observing the programme across the district, saying it was imperative to promote…

Digital India will revolutionise concept of e-Governance: Shivraj Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said the Digital India programme will revolutionise the concept of e-Governance and ensure fast delivery of services to citizens. “The @_DigitalIndia program will certainly revolutionise the concept of e-Governance and ensure fast delivery of services to citizens,” Chouhan said on twitter. “The @_DigitalIndia program will provide…

Modi Set To Launch ‘Digital India Week’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to launch the ‘Digital India Week’ on Wednesday in an attempt to bridge the gap between the digital haves and have-nots. The main aim of the Indian PM’s new initiative is to provide a wide range of public services to the poor and also to improve e-governance in…

‘Digitisation will improve the quality of life’

Digitisation is not an end in itself, but a means to an end, says Ram Sewak Sharma, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology. His department is the nerve of the ‘Digital India’ programme along with partners both in the public and private sector. In a conversation with BusinessLine, Sharma shared his thoughts on the…

e-literacy to be launched in jails

Director General of Prisons Loknath Behera has said that the Prison Department would launch an e-literacy system in the prisons in the State, with its pilot programme being started in the district. The department has created email addresses of prison inmates as part of the initiative to impart knowledge about Information Technology among the inmates.…