When Narendra Modi takes the centre stage for an event involving the corporate sector, it is not surprising that the who’s who of India Inc. would be there. On Wednesday, however, even a 15,000-capacity stadium in Delhi seemed trifle small for a venue when the Prime Minister launched the “Digital India Week” to empower citizens with the use of IT.
One of the most talked about schemes in tech week happens to be the Digi – Lock scheme . The Digi Locker Scheme, a national Digital Locker scheme, recently launched in its beta form by the Department of Electronics and Technology, under the Ministry of communications and IT would hope to reduce such dependence on luck. Images(or URI) of your documents can be uploaded accessed through your account, which will be linked to your Aadhaar card and mobile number.When the application is completely rolled out, up to 1 GB of space will be available per account, up from the 10 MB currently available. This move to go paperless is indeed a remarkable move towards digitization, both for governance and delivery , but pros and cons are being strongly discussed and an identification of which agencies will be on board is being done .
Modi government is also tackling the integration of technology and education in this week . He has introduced a one stop solution for all the scholarship needs of meritorious students. National Scholarship Portal will attempt at ending the struggle for scholarships for students. It is basically a common portal for for students to check out various scholarship schemes. Aiming to create a transparent database for scholars it ensures a timely disbursement of scholarships .
The government is also opening a National Center for Flexible Electronics , which fabricates Eco- friendly substrates and flexible electronics . It’ll also promote research in this emerging area of development and strive to make India a technologically advanced nation , sustainable.
The government has taken up a lot of challenges in this week , but only time will tell if these strategies will achieve the desired amount of development people from all sectors are hoping to see .