talking about better India. So let us say India of today has some
These difficulties are in terms of population being large,
illiterate, unskilled in new technologies, poor, large unemployment, less
modernization in rural areas.
There are difficulties in terms of access to services of various
government services, let it be health, food security, FDS, birth & death
registration, pension, examinations, property deals and registrations, taxes,
obtaining licenses, renewing them etc. There are difficulties in terms of
interfacing with government departments. It could be delays,
imperfections, handling of documents in hard copies and files.
Digital technology can digitize hard copies of
important documents. It can provide a person with connectivity to
government services any time. The internet allows one to learn online any
technology or other knowledge. Digital and telecom hardware and software
development is essential to bring the entire nation on one framework.
Digital technology expertise makes one to enter foreign worlds with confidence
and at par. Social networking could possibly make the life of rural
people with closer interactions. Social awareness will be better.
That leads to evolution of the society and India.
Also, the world is gone far ahead of India in terms of
services they offer to people, in the quality of hosting people and
services. The population is growing rapidly and so the services offered
by the government are not enough and there are delays. Making available
the services in mobile phones will allow people to work directly with
The new technologies help generation of employment to 1 Crore
people, and setting up of 100s of new companies small and big. They may
develop applications for smart phones in India. Smart phones and new devices
would be manufactured in India. This earns money in terms of taxes and
they are priced lower.
Schools will have access to faster wifi services.
Villages too will have access to fast broadband services. This way when
an urban citizen goes to rural areas, there is no discomfort or break in
his/her continuity of professional or social network. Rural people will live
nearly in phase with the urban people.
Mobile phone numbers will be treated as identification
number. This makes one's universal identity simpler, when dealing with
the government services. Government will give a digital locker which
stores documents and certificates of people safely on internet clouds of
computers. So data is secure and applications from people are authentic.
People could file applications online at any time and receive replies and
certificates online. Thus it eliminates physical travel and much
inconvenience people are put to.
About 1 Crore persons are to be trained in digital
technologies. So future generations will be computer and information
I would say that security, protection of data,
protection of interests of a citizen, information secrecy, legislation
regarding Digital India, management of huge amount of e-waste, national data
security are matters of utmost importance. These must be looked into
before implementing Digital India services into government departments.