With 125 crore, or 1.25 billion Indians possessing their national identity cards – Aadhaar – digitally stored in a Central server , the country has come a long way in the digital landscape. As many 16.3 crore or 163 million digital transactions are recorded daily in India, as per the latest data of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY).
All this could be enabled by internet mobility connected with an ambitious and well-rated financial inclusion programme , called Jandhan Yojana wherein 38 crore , or 380 million , economically poor have been provided with bank accounts, most of which are linked with the national Unified Payment Interface (UPI), called BHIM.
According to the Minister for Electronics, IT and Communication, Ravi Shankar Prasad, mobile and internet connections are being used by 117 crore, or 1.17 billion and 68.8 crore or 688 million users, respectively.
As many as 3858 government services , or e-services are being provided through electronic format.
Considered as the pioneer of the Indian national id , as former Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Nandan Nilekani thinks the government has a key role in promoting digital programme. At the July 1 video -conference which he shared with the IT Minister, Nilekani who is now non-executive Chairman of Infosys listed four key roles for the government – enabler of technology, customer of technology, platform provider and collaborator to provide solutions,