Digital India Program


In mid 1990s e-governance initiative started in India with projects like railway computerization, land record computerization and many more which were mainly emphasized on providing citizen-centric services. But due to limited features, these e-governance services did not have much impact and created the need for a more comprehensive planning and implementation for the infrastructure required to be put in place, interoperability issues to be addressed, etc. to establish a more connected government.

IT (Indian talent) + IT (Information Technology) = IT (India Tomorrow)


The vision of the Digital India Programme is to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.

Key Vision Areas:

  • Digital Infrastructure as a Core Utility to Every Citizen;
  • Governance and Services on Demand; and
  • Digital Empowerment of Citizens

Approach and Methodology:

  • The existing/ongoing e-Governance initiatives would be suitably revamped to align them with the principles of Digital India. Moreover, to enhance the delivery of government services to citizens’ new methods and approach would be undertaken like Process Reengineering, scope enhancement, use of integrated & interoperable systems and deployment of emerging technologies like cloud & mobile etc.
  • Flexibility would be given to the State to identify for inclusion additional state-specific projects, which are relevant for their socio-economic needs.
  • E-Governance would be promoted through centralised initiative to the extent necessary that would ensure citizen centric service orientation, interoperability of various e-Governance applications and optimal utilisation of ICT infrastructure/ resources, while adopting a decentralised implementation model.