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Digital India Week - Exams Special

Launch Date :- 01st July 2015
Launched by :- Shri Narendra Modi
Theme :- "Power To Empower"
Aim :- "as an ambitious umbrella programme it will transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy".


VISION
The government is reinvigorating an $18 billion campaign to provide fast internet connections for all, with a "digital week" aimed at popularising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign promise to connect 250,000 villages in India by 2019.

ORGANISATION
The Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) is the nodal agency for implementing the Digital India Programme in close cooperation with other departments and ministries.
The vision of Digital India is centred on three key areas -
(i) Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen
(ii) Governance & Services on Demand and
(iii) Digital Empowerment of Citizens

Here is what you need to know about PM Narendra Modi's ambitious initiative.

Digital Locker System
  • aims to minimize the usage of physical documents and enable sharing of e-documents across agencies. The sharing of the e-documents will be done through registered repositories thereby ensuring the authenticity of the documents online.
MyGov.in 
  • implemented as a platform for citizen engagement in governance, through a “Discuss”, “Do” and “Disseminate” approach. The mobile App for MyGov would bring these features to users on a mobile phone.
Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Mobile app
  • would be used by people and Government organizations for achieving the goals of Swachh Bharat Mission.
eSign framework
  • would allow citizens to digitally sign a document online using Aadhaar authentication.
Online Registration System (ORS)
  • a eHospital application will provide important services such as online registration, payment of fees and appointment, online diagnostic reports, enquiring availability of blood online etc, the government claims.
National Scholarships Portal
  • a one stop solution for end to end scholarship process right from submission of student application, verification, sanction and disbursal to end beneficiary for all the scholarships provided by the Government of India.
Digitize India Platform (DIP)
  • or large scale digitization of records in the country that would facilitate efficient delivery of services to the citizens.
Bharat Net
  • a high speed digital highway to connect all 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats of country. This would be the world's largest rural broadband connectivity project using optical fibre.
Next Generation Network (NGN)
  • Introduced by BSNL which is an IP based technology to manage all types of services like voice, data, multimedia/ video and other types of packet switched communication services. 
Electronics Development Fund (EDF) Policy
  • aims to promote Innovation, R&D, and Product Development and to create a resource pool of IP within the country to create a self-sustaining eco-system of Venture Funds.
National Centre for Flexible Electronics (NCFlexE) 
  • is an initiative of Government of India to promote research and innovation in the emerging area of Flexible Electronics.
Centre of Excellence on Internet on Things (IoT)
  • is a joint initiative of Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), ERNET and NASSCOM.
Broadband Highways
  • to address the connectivity issue while enabling and providing technologies to facilitate delivery of services to citizens.


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