Digital India: Part 3

Showcasing Digital India’s ABC GIS

  • By delivering results within the next 2-3 years, state governments can show how corruption can be eliminated and a true democratic platform can be created with citizen participation in local decisions. This will put development on a fast track, and excite the youth and middle India – reinforcing the message that what the state is today, India can be tomorrow.

IT-enabled Social Inclusion in Governance

  • Both Central and State Governments at various levels are attempting to ensure that they are able to deliver the benefits of various schemes and program to the needy, society and monitor their effectiveness. Banks and FIs with reach and modern day technology are the most appropriate channels for delivery of these services. In this context, IT Policy and Infrastructure of the state will be very crucial.

To be continued tomorrow.

Published by

Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.

5 thoughts on “Digital India: Part 3”

  1. We got to be careful about the IT thing. if anything, the discrepancy is growing. For example, do we realize that the average IT professional, in per capita terms, provides 26 times more output in dollar terms than the average Indian?
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  2. It occurred to me that there is the supplyside and the demand side for corruption. Most of the focus has been on the supplyside. People are quite addicted to corruption. They will pay money to get admission to school, college, marks, job, and a variety of things out of their turn. What will they do if corruption disappears? We have to analyze the situation and come up with technical or economic, or psychological solutions.

  3. The various schemes to deliver benefits to the needy should be based on the PPP model. Government and private companies may join in setting up businesses that create products and services in demand. Money from the government guaranteed employment fund should be given to the PPP businesses to train and employ the needy people. The people will develop skills and the society will get goods and services in demand. Accountability may be assured by using the UIDIA (Aadhaar) numbers.

  4. Even as the Centre plans to spend tens of thousands of crores on the UID/Aadhar project, there is a simpler solution which can be deployed far more quickly and at a fraction of the cost.

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