AP to provide services on e-platform

In a move that would establish Andhra Pradesh as a model state in e-governance, it will unveil an online platform to offer 600 different citizen services. The platform, called e-Pragati, will include departments like revenue, land and municipal administration, health, social welfare and education. The state partnered with software major Wipro to develop the platform,…

Satya Nadella, Tom Enders, Cyrus Mistry, Mukesh Ambani among 400 to attend Digital India launch

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders,Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry,Reliance IndustriesBSE -0.88 % ChairmanMukesh Ambani and WiproBSE -1.23 %Chairman Azim Premji will be among 400 corporate honchos who will attend the launch of the government’s ambitious ‘Digital India’ initiative on July 1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to launch the logo…

Digital push for retail

Digital influence is set to play a big role in retail sales with the rising use of smartphones and an increase in savvy consumers. According to a report by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India, digital influence accounts for 21 per cent, or Rs 60,000 crore of the over Rs 280,000-crore organised retail sales in India. The…

Prime Minister to Launch Digital Locker Facility Next Week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 1 will launch a ‘digital locker’ facility that will help citizens to digitally store their important documents like PAN card, passport, mark sheets and degree certificates. “Digital Locker will provide secure access to government-issued documents. It uses authenticity services provided by Aadhaar,” an official release said on Monday. It…

Women’s lib and digital literacy

When I first visited Puducherry in 2004 on my travels to look at all the marquee projects in Internet and communication technologies for development and governance, I learnt about the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation’s work with the local fisherfolk. The initiative was supposed to get weather reports and broadcast them through a public announcement system…

Rural population on way to digital literacy through CSC

Rural population of Bilaigarh block of Chhattisgarh is getting digitally empowered under National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) conducted at Common Service Center (CSC) of village Sarsinwa. Sarsinwa based CSC owner Laxami Narayan is running the e-Governance facilities for rural masses since last five years and under the NDLM, he is imparting digital literacy training to…