Digital India Week 2022

On July 4, 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the “Digital India Week 2022”. The event was inaugurated in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Key Facts

  • On the occasion, PM highlighted the conditions of 8-10 years ago.
  • During the event, he praised the role of digital technology in changing people’s lives. India has removed the long queues for services like birth certificate, ration, admissions, bill payments, results and banks, by going online.
  • Government’s flagship programme Digital India has provided relief to the poor from corruption.
  • The Digital India Week 2022 is being organised from July 4 to July 9, 2022.

About Digital India programme

Digital India programme was launched by government with a vision of transforming India into a knowledge economy and digitally empowered society. In India, e-governance initiatives took a broad dimension in mid-1990s for wider sectoral applications and emphasised on citizen-centric services. Important ICT initiatives of government included land record computerisation, railway computerization, focusing primarily on development of information systems. Later, several states started individual e-governance projects with the aim of providing electronic services to citizens.

e-Kranti: National e-Governance Plan 2.0

The National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) was started in 2006. Under the plan, there were 31 Mission Mode Projects, which covered the domains including land records, agriculture, education, health, police, passports, courts, commercial taxes, municipalities, and treasuries. 24 Mission Mode Projects have been implemented and has started delivering envisaged services. Later, government approved “e-Kranti programme”, with the aim of “Transforming e-Governance for Transforming Governance”. e-Kranti Programme was approved after considering the loopholes in NeGP.

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