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E-governance and Digital India

Empowering Indian Citizens Through Technology

This paper provides a comprehensive review of the flagship programmes launched and monitored under the Digital India initiative, identifies the progress to date, implementation gaps and challenges faced. Additionally, some key areas to focus for closing the gap have been discussed.

With an unprecedented mandate and a clear vision, the current government is pushing ahead the Digital India initiative, which has the potential to transform the lives of citizens across the length and breadth of the country. Digital India differs from previous efforts as it provides a combined vision and a comprehensive execution plan, bringing together various departments as well as existing and new programs that are monitored and influenced centrally by the government.


Technology is key to the vision of a Digital India. Social Media, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud are the foundations that will enable the Digital India visions of providing “governance and services on demand” and “digitally empowering citizens” and support the social inclusion schemes being launched by the government.

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