what is Digital India? – its scope and importance

By Team edu 2 | Article | Apr 03, 2019

What is Digital India ?

Digital India -  A Programme of India for a informative future.

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.

Digital India  is a programme of state of India projected at Rs one,13,000 crores.

Department of  Technology has investigated the programme and can impact the ministry of communications, the ministry of rural development, the ministry of human resource development, a ministry of health and others.

This programme will be benefitting to all states and union territories.

The existing/ current e-Governance initiatives would be revamped to align them with the principles of Digital India.

The vision of Digital India is to rework the country into a digitally authorized society and information economy.

It would make sure that government services are in the market for people of the country electronically.

It would also ensure that this is through mandated delivery of government’s services electronically.

The vision of Digital India is to provides an intense impetus for more progress on e-Governance which will help to promote comprehensive growth that covers electronic services, products, devices, manufacturing and job opportunities.

Digital infrastructure can concentrate on providing high-speed secure net.

Governance and services on demand would be able to put stress on the integration of services across departments and jurisdictions and creating services on the market in real time for each online and mobile platform.


  1. DIGITAL INDIA a central programme to make India ready for a knowledge-based future Vision Areas of Digital India.

  2. Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen: providing high-speed Internet connectivity as a core utility for delivery of services to citizens and to provide a digital identity that is unique, lifelong, on-line and authenticable to each nation. Providing mobile phone and bank account enabling citizen participation in digital and financial space. Easy access to a Common Service Center. Shareable private space on a public cloud for every citizen.

2.Governance and Services on Demand

Seamless integration across departments or jurisdictions guaranteeing handiness of services in a period of time from on-line & mobile platforms to create all national entitlements transportable and offered on the cloud To digitally transformed services for improving ease of doing business Leveraging Geo spatial Information Systems (GIS) for decision support systems & development

3.Digital Empowerment of Citizens

To empower citizen through universal digital literacy. To provide universal accessible digital resource. To make offered digital resources / services in Indian languages. To provide collaborative digital platforms for participative governance. Citizens not required to physically submit Govt. documents / certificates.

Importance of digital india


  • Time saving

  • Resource saving

  • Accountability

  • Transparency

  • Public participation in process making

  • Instant feedback for all services provided

  • Improved security

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