In his speech on Independence Day, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi articulated the Government's Vision of a Digital India where technology will have the potential to connect the whole of India and benefit each and every citizen.
The Prime Minister said Digital India should enable the percolation of technology to the people and each citizen should be able to access government services with ease. In Digital India, there will be broadband connectivity till the last mile, distance education will provide students across the country the opportunity to learn the best and from the best, telemedicine will ensure efficient delivery of health services and banking services will be available on mobile phones.
Digital India shall also give impetus to manufacturing, making the country moreself-rliant and making electronic and IT products affordable for all. Digital India will place the country on an equal footing with the best in the world.
To realize this dream and to transform India into a "digitally empowered society and knowledge economy," Department of Electronics and Information Technoloy (DeitY) has recently prepared an implementation blueprint for Digital India that has three pivots:
1. Digital Infrastructure
2. Digital Governance
3. Digital Empowerment
In line with DeitY's vision of Digital India, each of these pivots will have specific initiatives under it.
The Digital India Action Group (DIAG) is being established as a think-tank for ideating and monitoring policy initiatives to support the Indian Government's mission of Digital India. Set by MAIT, an IT industry association , it will strive to work in close coordination with the Government of India to strategize for Digital India.