Digital India Programme to Offer Passport, Pensions Online: Prasad

Digital India Programme to Offer Passport, Pensions Online: Prasadauthorities is imposing the digital India programme to convert the country right into a digitally empowered and knowledge economy so that numerous offerings like passport, pension and using licenses could be added on line, Lok Sabha was knowledgeable Wednesday.

Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad stated one of the primary cognizance areas of virtual India is Pillar 5:

eKranti – electronic delivery of services. “e-Kranti targets to ensure a government extensive transformation with the aid of delivering all offerings electronically to the citizens thru included and interoperable systems via more than one modes whilst making sure efficiency, transparency and reliability of such offerings at affordable expenses,” he stated at some stage in query Hour.

In e-Kranti, forty four challenge Mode projects (MMP) – 13 critical, 17 state and 14 included MMPs – are being applied. below the 25 operational MMPs 222 services are being provided. greater than 192 e-transactions have been stated considering that January 1, 2016.

“under e-Kranti, the authorities of India has made concerted attempt to make offline government offerings to be additionally delivered through on line mode, making sure that each one residents would have get entry to to them, thereby enhancing the fine of basic governance on an unprecedented scale,” he stated.

Prasad stated services being provided online encompass profits tax, passport, immigration, middle banking, pension grievance redressal, courts, police, RTI, application bills, licenses, social welfare schemes, agriculture, municipality, land report, automobile registration, using license, public distribution gadget etc.

The Minister said to this point greater than a hundred crore Aadhaar enrollments had been processed and that led to sizeable use of Direct gain transfer (DBT) scheme for subsidies and saving of Rs. 21,000 crores.

Prasad stated around 1.ninety nine lakh not unusual service centres have been made operational and 1,forty,751 KMs OFC pipe laid and over 1,12 lakh KMs optical fibre laid for connectivity to 50,465 gram panchayats to deliver offerings to residents in rural regions.

Rural tele-density has crossed 50.09 percentage. guidelines for spectrum sharing and buying and selling and liberalisation of spectrum had been issued. extra than 2 crore passport applications had been processed, he said.