How serious is PM Narendra Modi about Digital India?

On the one hand, Prime Minister Modi maintains a high pitch on Digital India, a vision of Internet-enabled people, rich and poor, making use of e-governance and other Internet-enabled services spanning education, healthcare, finance and commerce, to take advantage of the opportunities offered by a connected globe. On the other, the government chooses policies that…

e-governance launched at Manapparai taluk

The e-governance was launched at Manapparai taluk on Wednesday Residents of the taluk could get essential certificates of the Revenue Department from seven designated Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACBs) in the district. Applicants can get community, income, nativity, first-generation graduate, and widow certificates from the PACBs at Manapparai, Muthupudaiyanpatti, Azhipatti, Maravanur, Vellaipoolanpatti, Malaiyadipatti, Anampatti, Mondipatti,…

E-governance: From Citizen to Netizen

With initiatives like e-visas, e-FIRs, e-praman patras and now Mobile One, one can see e-governance shaping up as it was envisaged more than a decade ago, making a citizen’s life easier as a netizen. For the citizen, a concept which originated in ancient Greek city-states and granted rights along with duties, these initiatives make life easier. For…

Editorial: Saving Digital India

When SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son met prime minister Narendra Modi last October, he made it a point to tell him that unless India addressed the problem of acute shortage of spectrum—Indian telcos have an average of 12-13 MHz of spectrum against a global average of 50 MHz—there was very little chance of Digital India succeeding.…