The Digital India Programme of the Government aims to transform India into a knowledge-based economy and digitally empowered society by ensuring digital access, digital inclusion, digital empowerment and bridging the digital divide. Under Digital India Programme MeitY has effectively utilised Digital technologies to transform the lives of people while ensuring digital inclusion of all the segments. The Government is committed to provide governance and services to our citizens in an affordable and efficient manner within the shortest span of time.
Some of the Key Achievements in 2018 unde Digital India :
Digital Delivery of Services is now easily available to common people through digital platforms like:
- National Scholarship Portal: In the last three Academic Years(2015-18), National Scholarship Portal received 3.57 Cr. applications and ₹ 5276 Cr. has been disbursed to 1.8 Cr. students.
- Jeevan Pramaan has improved the ease of verification of pensioners using Aadhaar digital identity. Since its launch on 10th November, 2014 over 239.24 lakh pensioners have submitted life certificates. So far 1.73 crore DLC have been processed. In current year from 1st November 2018, 62.58 lakh pensioners submitted life certificates.
- DigiLocker serves as a platform to enable free of cost unlimited digital space offered to citizens to securely store and share their documents with service providers electronically after giving due permission. So far, more than 1.69 crore registered users, over 68 issuers, over 27 requesters DigiLocker provides access to over 347 crore certificates in digital format on a single platform.
- GeM: 31,212 Buyer Organisations, 170,062 Sellers & Service Providers.
- Soil Health Card: 9.5 crore cards made
• Cycle 1 – 10.73 crore + cards dispatched
• Cycle 2 – 6.20 crore + cards dispatched.
- eNAM: As on 30th November, 2018, about 1.35 crore registered farmers ; 585 markets that are linked to the eNAM network from 16 States and 2 UT’s.
- To make governance easily accessible to people and to provide high quality digital delivery of services, UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New Age Governance) is the platform created by the Government that enables access to various government services to the citizens through their mobile phones. 325 services, 72 application of 17 States are available on UMANG as on 19th December, 2018.
- Common Service Centres (CSCs) are bringing eServices to the doorsteps of people in the rural areas in an affordable manner. These are positioned as change agents, promoting rural entrepreneurship and building rural capacities and livelihoods. At present, around 3.05 lakh CSCs are functional including Gram Panchayat level while, 2.11 lakh CSCs are functional at Gram Panchayat level and offering more than 350 digital services. CSCs have become centres of digital empowerment with having been actively involved with digital literacy. These services range from Education, Health, Agriculture, and Certificate related services. Through CSCs, Women VLEs are playing a very important role in Digital India Movement. The Government is encouraging women entrepreneurs including the members of Self-Help Groups to set up Common Services Centres and become VLEs with the aim of empowering them in building of nation.
- e-Taal (Electronic Transaction Aggregation & Analysis Layer): There has been a stupendous growth in Electronic Transactions (e-Transactions) in various e-Governance services. Over 8,718.65 crore e-Transactions have been recorded since its inception, till 9th December, 2018; against 3,085.13 crore transactions recorded in FY 2017-18 till November, 2018. Currently, e-Taal has integrated with 3,646 e-Services, PAN India.
- E-District Mission Mode Project (MMP): e-District is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) that aims at electronic delivery of identified high volume citizen centric services at the district or sub-district levelThe objectives of the e-District project are to ensure end-to-end workflow to ensure delivery of e-Services by undertaking Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) of services and providing easy, anywhere and anytime access to Government services. Currently, over 2,651 e-Services have been available for citizens in total 687 districts out of 721 across 33 States / UTs.
- Digitized India Platform (DIP): Digitize India Platform (DIP) is an initiative of the Government of India under the Digital India Programme to provide digitization services for scanned document images or physical documents for any organization. The main objective of this project to provide an end-to-end workflow based IT framework for digitization of Government records to enhance service delivery to the citizen and to empower numerous self-identified volunteers, part-time workers, housewives, students and general public, who add small portions of their contribution through crowd sourcing mechanism to achieve the greater result. As on 30th November, 2018 total 5.10 lakh contributors have been registered with DIP and as a result over 1.06 crore documents and 3.91 crore snippets have been digitized.
- Rapid Assessment System (RAS): A continuous feedback system on e-services delivered by Government of India and State Governments. A citizen may provide feedback using RAS through various channels – Web Portal, Mobile App and SMS. RAS offers Localized Feedback Forms, in 9 languages, i.e. Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu. Currently, RAS is integrated with 1,645 e-Services of 283 Departments PAN India. Over, 6.72 crore feedback requests have been sent, till 9th December, 2018.
- Open Government Data (OGD): The Open Government Data (OGD) Platform India (https://data.gov.in) has been set-up by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) under MeitY in compliance with the Open Data Policy (NDSAP) of India. The objective of the policy is to provide proactive access to Government owned shareable data, along with its usage information in open/ machine readable format, through a wide area of network across the country, in a periodically updated manner, within the framework of various related policies, rules and acts of the Government. Open Government Data License of India has been recently approved by MeitY to ensure that the data sets released are not misused or misinterpreted (for example, by insisting on proper attribution) and that all users have the same and permanent right to use the data. The said License has been notified in the Gazette of India on 13th February, 2017. Till 9th December, 2018, OGD India have 2,42,413 dataset resources, 4,438 catalogs contributed by 142 Ministry/ Departments, over, 1,539 Visualizations created, 8,448 Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) created, total 204 Chief Data Officers have been nominated for data release. OGD India has 19.75 million times viewed and 6.35 million datasets have been downloaded.