Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Digital India mission scheme on July 01, 2015. It is a recipient scheme for existing systems like Make in India, Kisan Vikas Patra, Atal Pension Yojana, PMGDISHA, and Stand-up India. The Digital India Programme also emphasizes the reorganization of many current schemes that can be implemented correspondingly. Here we are going to discuss digital India from two perspectives. Firstly, what were the primary steps taken by the government to digitalize India, and secondly, what is the social media impact on digital India?
Steps towards Digital India.
According to the World Economic Forum, India has the fourth largest number of Ph.D. students graduating yearly. It is still attempting to increase the research impact in terms of quality and quantity. In keeping with the global importance, research in the field of e-Governance has been an important activity for the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. To create an innovative environment and enhance India’s competitiveness in these knowledge-intensive sectors, MEIT has been implementing the Visvesvaraya Ph.D. Scheme. The scheme is also in line with the commitments made in National Policy on Information Technology (NPIT) 2012 and National Policy on Electronics (NPE) 2012.
Further, capacity building is a sign of the National e-Governance Division, evident in the various programs in its folds and the success of the first Ph.D. Colloquium hosted in March 2017. As a part of this scheme, the National e-Governance Division (NEGD) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEIT), Government of India, together with the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, have organized a Doctoral Colloquium on November 25, 2017, held at Hotel Pullman, Aero city, New Delhi. The Doctoral Colloquium in Digital Government Research was a forum where doctoral students from various disciplines relevant to digital government research shall meet to present their research work; discuss their ideas and apprehensions with senior faculty, nobles, and consultants; and assist in building their professional networks.
Digital India It is aimed to identify new avenues of research and application to align management education with Sustainable Development Goals and national priorities. For achieving and sustaining such goals, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all member states of the United Nations in September 2015 plays a critical role. These goals set determined objectives across the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic development, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability
They represent an unusually complicated agenda for governments, requiring a new alignment of governments and a new approach to multistakeholder policy design and implementation. This Colloquium proved to be a bracing confluence of the best brains from academia, government, and industry in digital governance. This welcomed submissions specialized research areas relevant to digital government, such as Informatics, Information Systems, Public Supervision, Economics, Law, Sociology, Computer Science, Management, and other related fields. Thematic areas for submission include Knowledge Societies, Urban Operations and Logistics, Issues in Smart Analytics for Urbanization, Managing Emergent ICTs, Policy and Governance, and Sustainability and Functional Enablers for Smart Economy. The Doctoral Colloquium received 21 high-quality papers. All accepted papers are included in these Colloquium Accounts, and student participants receive a certificate of academic excellence. In addition, Finest Paper Awards were organized to recognize the greatness of the outcome. Best papers may be fast-tracked to the Special Issue on “Digital Nations – Smart Cities, Innovation & Sustainability.” The articles appearing in the Colloquium cover deliberations surrounding digitization and its impact.
Role of social media
Digital technologies such as mobile, social media, smartphones, predictive analytics, and cloud, amongst others, are the essential sources that touch the users unswervingly these days, and such interactions are creating a source of digital difference which adds to the value and income of the business world. We call that source a “digital edge.” Digital technology and businesses are becoming indistinguishably interlinking. Digital learning is the ability to use this innovative digital technology to direct, review and create information.
The analysis of a few past time studies overvalued the existence of connection amongst the posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google, etc., with price prediction of stocks listed on the Dow Jones, NASDAQ, and S&P 500 in the US financial market by influencing the sentiments of the investors. This path concerned us and led us to honour the gap for such kind of study for Indian investors. With the rapid progression of a developing country like ours, we need to learn and engage many diverse technologies and habits from the developed ones. The initiation of the “Digital India” concept brings in several opportunities for us to think digital and go digital.
A digitally connected India can help enlighten commercial and social conditions of people through the development of non-agricultural economic activities apart from providing access to education, health, and financial services. However, it is vital to note that ICT is not the only reason for the nation's progress. The overall growth and development can be realized through subsidiary and enhancing elements such as essential infrastructure, literacy, business environment, governing environment, etc.