The Digital India is an initiative of the Indian Government that was launched in 2015 to digitally empower the country. It has been in force for 6 years now. Since its launch, the initiative has ensured that majority of the government services are made online so as to make citizens digitally empowered and the government more transparent and accountable.
Some of the major achievements made under this initiative are increasing India’s rank in the UN eGovernance Index, providing internet connectivity to rural India, BPO Promotion Scheme etc. It led to the creation of Aadhaar database – the world’s largest biometric-based digital identity.
Written by IAS POINT