followed digitization. India is the new entrant , who is entering into digitization
with respect to initiative taken by Prime minister Narendra Modi . In July 2015 an
initiative was taken for connecting rural areas with high speed internet access.
Digital India is based on pillars of development.
Digital India not only ensures in giving services for governance and infrastructural
level but will provide job opportunities in IT industry. The main aim of digital
India is to create a wave of change in process of working (difficult format ) into a
simpler and more clear version which would define the flexibility of work in future
Digitization is today’s oxygen , it is a time saving measure to ensure that a
citizen of India efficiently avails a government service in less time and in a most
systematic manner rather than creating a loophole in the system.
Digital literacy is the knowledge, skills, and behaviors used in a broad range of
digital devices such as smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs, all of which
are seen as network rather than computing devices.
Digital literacy initially focused on digital skills and stand-alone computers, but the
focus has moved from stand-alone to network devices. Digital literacy is distinct
from computer literacy and digital skills. Computer literacy preceded digital
literacy, and refers to knowledge and skills in using traditional computers (such as
desktop PCs and laptops) with a focus on practical skills in using software
application packages. Digital skills is a more contemporary term but is limited to
practical abilities in using digital devices (such as laptops and smart phones).
A digitally literate person will possess a range of digital skills, knowledge of the
basic principles of computing devices, skills in using computer networks, an ability
to engage in online communities and social networks while adhering to behavioral
protocols, be able to find, capture and evaluate information, an understanding of
the societal issues raised by digital technologies (such as big data), and possess
Digital initiative in Government
A website was launched on 1 July 2015 by PM Narendra Modi to keep a record of
the attendance of Government employees on a real-time basis. This initiative
started with implementation of a common Bio-metric Attendance System (BAS) in
the central government offices located in Delhi.