Over the past decade Internet has changed the way we work, socialize and how we share information. Internet today is considered as the driving economies around the Globe and it has direct impact on countries GDP as it has greater magnitude and reach. India has seen a major shift in preferences of people and shifting to internet services as it is easily available and easily accessible to common man at reasonable prices. India has emerged as one of the major players in IT sector as also it is known as IT hub for various multinationals across Globe.
India has a population of 1.2 billion+ out of which 52 percent of the population is below 25 years of age. Having 900 million mobile connections ( 130 million smart phones and over 200 million internet users). India online population is growing steadily and by 2015 it is expected to be 350 million as compared to 205 million at present time. According to sources Internet services are mostly used in Urban areas as compared to rural areas but the trend is likely to be changed in coming times.
This is all because of the hard work of our Central Government and State Government initiatives. Government policies have made the difference today over 1100 schemes can be accessed PAN India.
The major emphasis is being given to provide better services to the people of India alongside improving internal efficiency as compared to today’s time the availability of e-government facilities is low.
Hon’ble Shri Narender Modi, Prime Minsiter of India has laid emphasis on National e- governance plan and has gave it’s approval for Digital India – A programme to transform India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy.
This is a step taken further by the Government to bring all the Ministries, State Governments under one Umbrella through which it can promote various sectors such as electronic services, products, devices, manufacturing etc.
Through this new initiative this will create more job opportunities and people aspirations can also be met. This creates convenience to all the citizens i.e information will be easily available, no standing in queues, hassle free transactions etc.
In future prospects this will help in bridge the gap between rich and poor and all can be at a same platform to avail services. One of the best examples in todays scenario is IRCTC (………….) i.e booking and cancellation of tickets online. In recent times it has seen a major shift in people’s perception for booking/cancellation of railway tickets from any part of the world almost 70 percent of railway tickets are now booked online. Another good example is Banks in India over the past decade all banking services are now available online through internet. This industry is considered as one of the best services Industry whereas people of India can be treated as consumers. This approach is said as CITIZEN-CENTRIC approach this helps in achieving quality and satisfaction.
It was referred at PIB dated 20th August 2014
Shri Narendra Modi gave its approval for Digital India – A programme to transform India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy. This is a follow up to the key decisions taken on the design of the programme during the meeting of the Prime Minister on Digital India Programme on August 7, 2014, and to sensitize all ministries to this vast programme touching every corner of the government. This programme has been envisaged by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY).
The vision of Digital India aims to transform the country into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. The programme will be implemented in phases from the current year till 2018. The Digital India is transformational in nature and would ensure that Government services are available to citizens electronically. It would also bring in public accountability through mandated delivery of government’s services electronically, a Unique ID and e-Pramaan based on authentic and standard based interoperable and integrated government applications and data basis.