Digital India Programme|Indian Economy

Digital India is an ambitious programme of the Government of India to empower Indians through the electronic and online media, to create a countrywide digital infrastructure to serve the people of the country.
Launching the Digital India programme formally at Indira Gandhi National Stadium on 1 July 2015, PM Narendra Modi said that it is time for India to move to mobile governance, to deliver services and facilities through mobile phones and the internet.

Government of India has approved the ‘Digital India’ programme with the vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.
Digital India is an umbrella programme that covers multiple government ministries and departments.

It weaves together a large number of ideas and thoughts into a single, comprehensive vision so that each of them can be implemented as part of a larger goal. Each individual element stands on its own,but is also part of the entire also part of the entire government.

Digital India is implemented by the entire government and is being coordinated by the Department of Electronies & Information Technology .

The vision of Digital lndia is centred on three key areas—
(i) Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen
ii) Governance and Services on Demand and
(il) Digital Empowerment of Citizens.

Digital India aims to provide the much needed thrust to the following nine pilla of growth areas as summarised below:

Nine Pllars of Digital India:
1. Broadband Highways
2. Universal Access to Mobile Connectivity
3. Public Internet Access Programme
4. e-Governance: Reforming Government through fechnalog
5. e-Kranti: Electronic Dellvery of Services
6. Information for All
7. Electronics Manufacturing
8. IT for Jobs and
9. Early Harvest Programmes

Communication lntrastructure and Services :                  

BharatNet: This is the backbone of the Digital India programme. It will provide internet and telecommunications of the country, including connecting the villages spread all over India through broadband. This is the world’s largest rural broadband connectivity project.

BSNL Next Generation Network (Voice. data and multi-media on one landline): BSNL has prepared a massive plan to use the advanced technology of Next Generation Network (NGN) to provide telecommunication services using various modes such as voice, data networks (internet), wireless network and multimedia video conferencing and fixed mobile convergence (FMC).

BSNL Wi-Fi Services (Wi-Fi hotspots, affordable connectivity on the go):
BSNL has also chalked out a plan to roll out Wi-Fi in 2500 cities and towns
including major tourist places across India. The aim is to provide affordable seamless connectivity through
2G/3G mobile connectivity.


This system provides an online storage space to Indian citizens having Aadhar cards store all important personal documents, including other official documents issued by various Government departments and agencies. The system also in secured sharing of data through a unitornm ia resource identity (URI) link.

National Scholarships Portal (all government scholarships under a single website): This is a one-stop solution for implemer the entire scholarship process. Here, in a singlo website, you Can apply different central and state ministries, government and register for different and other agencies. You can receive applications from and process online. This helps in effective and faster processing of scholarships and delivery the beneficiaries’ accounts.


This system facilitates in making an on-line appointment with doctors at specialised government hospitals. The aim is to relieve promote from waiting for long hours or running around in hospitals searching for doctors.
The patient can also check his reports on-line. e-Hospital service is available in , Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, sports Injury Centre, Delhi and Nation Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru. The plan is to extend service to different hospitals spread across the country.

e-Sign: This is another product introduced in Digital India. The e-sign or electronic signature facilitates an Aadhar card holder to digitally sign a document, which can be integrated with service delivery applications.

Digitise India Platform (DIP):This is to digitise physical records and reduce piles of papers in record rooms and offices.

Digital India Portal and Mobile App: Digital INDIA Portal is the dedicated portal for Digital India and it also has its mobile based application as Digital INDIA Mobile APP. (

MyGov Mobile App: MyGov is a mobile Version Of of the citizen engaging platform, where citizens can share opinions and offer suggestions related to various issues and problems pertaining to the society and the country as a whole.

Swachch Bharat Mission App: This App has been developed to generate more awareness about the cleanliness campaign among the people and connect them with various programmes related to the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Institutions and Policies:
1) National Centre for Flexible Electronics (Getting the Cuting-edge through research)Centre for Excellence for Internet of Things (loT)
2) e-Governance Policy Initiatives Under Digital India.
3) Electronics Development Fund (EDF) Policy.

Digital India programme |Government of India