e-Governance

Prasad also said that to ensure the country’s digital march and a more cyber secure world, the Government of India is going to host the next meeting of CERTs from Asia-Pacific in India later this year. (Photo/PIB)

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launches Open Forge

Open Forge is a govt of India's platform for open collaborative software development of e-governance applications based on open data and open standards.
Customers and merchants using RuPay card, BHIM, UPI, USSD-based and Aadhaar-enabled Payment Service are eligible for daily and weekly lucky draw prizes for digital payment

7.6 lakh citizens receive Rs 117 crore for paying digitally, says NITI Aayog

Customers and merchants using RuPay card, BHIM, UPI, USSD-based and Aadhaar-enabled Payment Service are eligible for daily and weekly lucky draw prizes for digital payment.

eGov: Tax officers to maintain digital records of summons, notices

Reducing discretionary powers of taxmen, the income tax department has asked its field officers to maintain digital records of summons, notices and special audit ordered by them.
One lakh gram panchayats are to be connected by underground Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) by March this year under the first phase of BharatNet project, Minister P P Chaudhary said while replying to questions on behalf of Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha who was not present in the House.

Narendra Modi govt claims to provide Internet to all gram panchayats by next year

Internet services are expected to be provided to all the 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by the end of next year, Narebdra Modi government told Lok Sabha.
Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain with Suresh Prabhu, Minister, Railway (Photo/PIB)

Narendra Modi govt to address challenges of NE digital transaction: Gohain

Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said that the Centre would take steps to address the challenges of digital transactions faced by the North Eastern states.
Indian cyberworld has less online harassment, hate speeches and less chance of a person experiencing sexual risks or solicitation, says a survey by Microsoft among 500 respondents each in 14 countries.

India fares better on several indicators of `digital civility’, says a survey by Microsoft

Though trolling is becoming a major concern with even MPs raising the issue in the Parliament last week, a global survey has found that India fares better than many other countries on several indicators of `digital civility'
Two grocery shops in the village have been facilitated to seek and installed PoS machine for payments by debit/credit cards for local purchases. (Photo/Agency)

Surakhpur village becomes Delhi’s first fully digital village

According to the district administration, all 113 households in the Surakhpur village have at least one Aadhaar seeded bank account linked with mobile phones. It makes this village 100 per cent digital payment enabled village.
Transactions worth Rs 361 crore have so far been made using the newly-launched Bhim application for mobile phones, Lok Sabha was informed.

Narendra Modi govt says BHIM app users have spent Rs 361 cr so far

Transactions worth Rs 361 crore have so far been made using the newly-launched Bhim application for mobile phones, Lok Sabha was informed.
Under Bharat Net, optical fibre has been laid in 1,55,000 kms. I have stepped up allocation for Bharat Net project to Rs 10,000 crore in 2017-18 and by the end of 2017-18, high speed broadband on optical fibre will be available in more than 1.5 lakh gram panchayats with hotspots and access to digital services at low tariff.

Narendra Modi govt to spend Rs 10,000 crore for last-mile connectivity

In a bid to strengthen rural connectivity, the government has made an allocation of Rs 10,000 crore for the ambitious Bharat Net project, Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said.
FM Arun Jaitley on the way to the Parliament to present the Union Budget 2017 (Photo/PIB)

FM Arun Jaitley step up Bharat Net allocation to Rs 10,000 cr for 2017-18

The allocation for the Bharat Net project is being stepped up to Rs 10,000 crore in 2017-18 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in his Budget 2017 speech.