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15 takeaways from PM Modi's 'Digital India' push

india Updated: Jul 02, 2015 07:33 IST
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Apart from launching an e-Hospital system to streamline important healthcare services, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched various frameworks to digitise and manage identification procedures making citizens's interaction with the government much simpler.

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Here is a list of 15 key takeaways from the 'Digital India' initiative.

-> Digital locker system to minimise the usage of physical documents and enable their e-sharing through registered repositories.

-> MyGov.in as an an online platform to engage citizens in governance through a "Discuss, Do and Disseminate" approach.

-> Swachh Bharat Mission Mobile app to achieve the goals set by the mission.

-> e-Sign framework which will allow citizens add their digital signatures to documents online using Aadhaar.

-> e-Hospital system for important healthcare services such as online registration, fixing doctors' appointments, online diagnostics, fee payment and checking blood availability online.

-> National Scholarship Portal for beneficiaries, which will include everything from submission of application to verification, sanctions and disbursal.

-> Digitise India Platform for large-scale digitisation of records across the country to facilitate efficient delivery of services to the citizens.

-> Bharat Net programe as a high-speed digital highway to connect all 250,000 gram panchayats of country -- the world's largest rural broadband project using optical fibre.

-> BSNL's Next Generation Network to replace the 30-year old telephone exchanges to manage all types of services like voice, data, multimedia and other types of communication services.

-> BSNL's large scale deployment of wi-fi hotspots throughout the country.

-> "Broadband Highways' as one of the pillars of Digital India to address the connectivity issues while enabling and providing technologies facilitating delivery of services to citizens.

-> Outsourcing Policy to create such centres in different northeastern states and in smaller towns across the country.

-> Electronics Development Fund to promote innovation, research and product development to create a resource pool within the country and also a self-sustaining eco-system of venture funds.

-> National Centre for Flexible Electronics to promote research and innovation in the emerging area of flexible electronics.

-> Centre of Excellence on Internet on Things (IoT), as a joint initiative of the government agencies and private institutions such as Nasscom.

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