Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Home Reports Digital service delivery will bolster an Atmanirbhar Bharat

Digital service delivery will bolster an Atmanirbhar Bharat

Also Read

Vedang R. Vatsa
IT & Management Consultant | BE, Mtech, MBA, Chartered Engineer [India], 14 Research Manuscripts

With the unprecedented rise of data usage favored by one of the lowest data prices in the world, more of the Indians commenced exchanging data over the internet and gave rise to a boundless opportunity for the next wave of Information Technology to flourish in India.

The stepwise formulation by the government played a prime role in ensuring the spread of internet usage as a means of deriving services and enriching the country to become a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. A robust channel of receiving feedback from the people, MyGov, with more than 1crore users, has ensured the active participation of people to maintain Digital India as a people-driven approach. Active involvement of technological advancements in governance and decision-making is the way forward for Digital India.

A clear vision of the Digital India program has stimulated the efficiency of digital service delivery by ensuring development at the grassroots level via the formulation of 796 digital villages and more than 3.6 lakh functional common services centers offering digital access points for the delivery of essential public utility services, social welfare schemes, healthcare, financial, education and agriculture services, apart from the host of B2C services to citizens in rural and remote areas of the country. The ease of service delivery via Digital India has paved the way for the long-term vision of being ‘Atmanirbhar’. It has also been reported recently that the number of internet users in rural India has surpassed that in urban cities.

One of the core pillars of Digital India has been on training the youth for employment opportunities in the IT/ ITES sector. The world’s largest digital literacy program, PMG-Disha, has already trained around 3crore candidates. Transformative reforms like JAM (JanDhan, Aadhar and Mobile) trinity have ensured the plugging of system-wide leakages by facilitating the direct benefit transfers worth more than 11 lakh crores, directly into the bank account of beneficiaries. Not only this but an instantaneous and secure mode of financial transactions is now within the reach of all with UPI experiencing a radical growth crossing ₹2lakh crore amount of transactions last year. Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS) of India Post Payments Bank has brought banks to the doorsteps of the villagers and poor. Since its launch, more than 1.17 Crore AePS transactions have been carried out in which around 95 lakh transactions have taken place during COVID -19 lockdown.

The future of technology-driven Atmanirbhar India can be the corollary of the large asset of Digital India that we have built for many years. While making data-based informed decisions and policy developments, it is imperative to safeguard the data privacy of everyone and ensure the relevance of this new gold. Agile and technology-driven activeness, with public-private involvement, has helped more than 10 crore users to be aware of the current pandemic using mobile apps like Aarogya Setu, Chatbots on various platforms and vernacular content for people all around the country via MyGov. With the active participation of mobile app developers to submit around 7000 entries for the government’s app challenge, there can be an optimistic way-forward to an APP-Nirbhar backbone that may offer a coherent model of service delivery via the involvement of the citizens.

  Support Us  

OpIndia is not rich like the mainstream media. Even a small contribution by you will help us keep running. Consider making a voluntary payment.

Trending now

Vedang R. Vatsa
IT & Management Consultant | BE, Mtech, MBA, Chartered Engineer [India], 14 Research Manuscripts

Latest News

Life ends, Maggie goes on

What explains this phenomenon that has made its place into the Indian food culture that was earlier obsessed with fresh milk and wheat procured from the local farm? Maggie has so seamlessly transited from Switzerland to India.

Joshua Project and the need for an anti-conversion law

The precise planning, the in-depth study of various ethnic groups, the economics of these people, and their belief system by Christian missionaries is a thing to worry about.

China’s BRI- Post pandemic implications

The poverty and other issues made the countries sign the deal immediately but the BRI’s China-centric approach was soon uncovered when the infrastructure projects gave rise to corruption, volatility in the economy, a rise in favoritism, and destructive ecological effects.

अस्थिर और बौखलाए पाकिस्तान का विधुर विलाप

बीते सप्ताह पाकिस्तान के विदेश मंत्री शाह महमूद कुरैशी एवं आईएसपीआर के डायरेक्टर जनरल बाबर इफ्तिखार ने एक प्रेस वार्ता के दौरान भारत पर तंज कसते हुए यह आरोप लगाया के भारत, पाकिस्तान को अस्थिर करने की मंशा रखने के क्षेत्र में कार्य कर रहा है। यह वैसा ही है जैसा फिल्म वेलकम में उदय भाई का कहना कि मजनूं उनकी एक्टिंग स्किल्स से जलता है।

प्लास्टिक एक घातक हथियार

क्या आपने कभी प्लास्टिक प्रदूषण के नकारात्मक प्रभावों के बारे में सोचा है कि हम अपने स्वास्थ्य और पर्यावरण पर दिन-प्रतिदिन बढ़ रहे हैं?

A deliberate attempt of Varanasi

A city beyond imagination, a city where India starts and ends. A city of magical moments and experience of life.

Recently Popular

5 Cases where True Indology exposed Audrey Truschke

Her claims have been busted, but she continues to peddle her agenda

गुप्त काल को स्वर्ण युग क्यों कहा जाता है

एक सफल शासन की नींव समुद्रगप्त ने अपने शासनकाल में ही रख दी थी इसीलिए गुप्त सम्राटों का शासन अत्यधिक सफल रहा। साम्राज्य की दृढ़ता शांति और नागरिकों की उन्नति इसके प्रमाण थे।

Hindus in danger- Fact or fiction?

Isn't it downright comical that a whole ethnic race was artificially made extincted from a place where they reside just because they were Hindus, a cop was lynched because he just had a name tag of "PANDITH", sadhus were lynched well because they were sadhus, a guru/mystic is mocked by a commie-dian on a case which was settled by the court of law, a lieutenant colonel was put behind bars without trial but a filmmaker wants the Hindus to kneel down because of the atrocities.

वर्ण व्यवस्था और जाति व्यवस्था के मध्य अंतर और हमारे इतिहास के साथ किया गया खिलवाड़

वास्तव में सनातन में जिस वर्ण व्यवस्था की परिकल्पना की गई उसी वर्ण व्यवस्था को छिन्न भिन्न करके समाज में जाति व्यवस्था को स्थापित कर दिया गया। समस्या यह है कि आज वर्ण और जाति को एक समान माना जाता है जिससे समस्या लगातार बढ़ती जा रही है।

The story of Lord Jagannath and Krishna’s heart

But do we really know the significance of this temple and the story behind the incomplete idols of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Maa Shubhadra?