India emerges as date powerhouse in world : Jitendra

Hyderabad: Stating that India has emerged as a datepower house in the world, Union Minister of State ( Independent Charge) for Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh said all steps are being taken for data protection through legislative and other measures under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

‘India under Mr Modi is leading the 21st century Digital revolution’, he said while delivering the inaugural address at the two-day 24th National Conference on e-Governance. here on Friday.

Dwelling on the Conference theme “India’s Techade – Digital Governance in a Post Pandemic World”, Dr Singh said, “Digital India has helped ease access to services for millions of people, particularly the poor and needy in the country”.

He said, “whether it’s issuance of Aadhaar card, driving licence, birth certificate or payment of electricity bill, water bill, or income tax return, these can now be processed via Digital India platform faster & easily and even in villages, these things are being done through Common Service Centres”.

Referring to “Techade” aspect, the Minister quoted the Prime Minister as saying, “This decade is going to enhance India’s capabilities in digital technology & its share in the global digital economy.’

That’s why top experts are looking at this decade as ‘India’s Techade,” as stated by the Prime Minister, he added.


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