15 takeaways from PM Modi's 'Digital India' push
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.Updated: Jul 02, 2015 07:33 IST
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.
First Published: Jul 01, 2015 20:56 IST