30 Dec RELEASING DIGITAL INDIA (GS-3, Technology)
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RELEASING DIGITAL INDIA- Today Current Affairs
The Digital India programme has surfaced not only as an action but also as an aspiration for the country. As per the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, it’s a flagship programme of the Government of India with a vision to transfigure India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge frugality’1. The enormous breadth of the Digital India programme has pitched it as an integrative force which would transfigure the society by technologically empowering the people and accordingly, elevating their standard of living. The vision areas under this programme, as delineated by the Ministry, include Digital Structure as a Core Mileage to each Citizen’,‘ Governance and form on Demand and Digital Commission of Citizens’. The Hindu Analysis.
Considering the big size of the country, digitally connecting the outermost townlets of the country – through broadband and high- speed internet – is one among the pivotal structure musts of the state. Under this programme, the government aims to supply high speed internet connectivity across the length and breadth of the country. In addition, it also aims to determine and work the unique identity (Aadhar) as a mode to make sure digital identity, fiscal addition, and straightforward access to the Common Services Centres (CSCs).
Through the National eGovernance Plan2005, India had recognised eGovernance as forward for icing delivery of public services Realising ‘Digital India’ through its different Pillars to the millions. The Digital India Programme took one step ahead and aspired to give seamlessly integrated services across departments or authorities by espousing a single window frame. It also promotes the application of Open source and Open API, to make sure interoperability of alle-governance operations and force access to data and services for promoting participation of citizens. The Unified Payments Interface might be considered a pathbreaking development, which is an illustration of open source operation and proved to be a vital step for India towards getting cashless. The Hindu Analysis.
Digital Knowledge is extensively recognised as a crucial element necessary to successfully apply the eGovernance enterprise under the Digital India programme. With over one billion people in India, there is an immediate got to promote digital knowledge platforms and influence the beginning eventuality of India. The CSC and thus the CSC2.0 schemes are aimed towards creating an enormous tone- sustaining network of CSCs spread across India. The CSCs would be responsible for carrying out standardisation of services and capacity structure of stakeholders. The Digital India programme has been recognised to retain a transformational effect on India’s Digital geography also because of the profitable script of the country. By bridging the digital peak in India, it’s possible for the country to palliate major sections of the society and influence the beginning eventuality to realize a worldwide leadership status. With the appearance of the epidemic, profitable and technological dislocations have replaced the earth and India has been at the middle stage in terms of the COVID-19 response measures. Considering the big size of the country, digitally connecting the outermost townlets of the country – through broadband and high- speed internet – is one among the pivotal structure musts of the nation. T The Digital India Programme took one step ahead and aspired to give seamlessly integrated services across departments or authorities by espousing a single window frame. It also promotes the application of Open source and Open API, to make sure interoperability of alle-governance operations and force access to data and services for promoting participation of citizens. 6 Kurukshetra December 2020
Broadband Highways Internet being evolved as one of the introductory musts of ultramodern life, icing access to broadband, has been a crucial responsibility of the Government. Considering the massive size and population of India, a comprehensive decision to establish the needed structure has been recognised and initiated under this pillar of the Digital India Programme. This pillar has three factors including Broadband for pastoral, Broadband for civic and Public Information Structure. Over village panchayats are being brought under the dimension of the National optic fiber Network under the Broadband for Rural design. Under the Broadband for Urban design, the Ministry aims to use Virtual Network Drivers for service delivery and communication structure. The National Information Structure aims to integrate India’s Network and pall structure to grease high speed connectivity also as a pall platform for colorful government realities. The NII includes networks similar as State-Wide Area Network, National Knowledge Network, National Optical Fibre Network, Government Stoner Network and the MeghRaj Cloud.
Universal Access to Mobile Connectivity The fleetly growing smartphone penetration and constantly declining data rate have Pillars of Digital India handed a boost to the mobile connectivity across India. Mobile Phones have moved ahead from being a mode of communication to becoming a source of data and connectivity. Under this pillar, the Ministry aims to attach over townlets which do not have mobile content, with an end to ground the digital peak. As a neighborhood of the Digital India Programme, the Ministry has been furnishing mobile content to uncovered townlets. Mobile content to remaining uncovered townlets would be handed over during a phased manner. The Department of Telecom has been assigned as the Nodal Agency for this design.
Public Internet Access Programme the general public Internet Access Programme aims to determine the structure mechanisms for enabling access to public internet for the folk. The Public Internet Access Programme concentrated substantially on two factors including CSCs and revamping Post Services as multi-service centres. Under the Digital India programme, the Ministry under the CSC2.0 design aims to determine a tone- sustaining network of two.5 lakh CSC centres at gram panchayat position. Around post services are proposed to be converted into multi service centres and this design is being driven by the Department of Posts. Considering the breadth of presence of post services, this design could have a huge transformational effect on the public internet access program. The Hindu Analysis.