Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad revealed in a statement that the Prime Minister would launch the Digital India Week on 1st of July with a view to empower the people of the country through the Digital India Programme. It will aim at encouraging people’s involvement and creating awareness among them.
He added that the Digital India initiatives of the government have now reached a stage where awareness on the part of potential users and their active participation is necessary for digital technology to be successful.
The initiative comprises of various initiatives under the single programme each targeted to prepare India for becoming a knowledge economy and for bringing good governance to citizens through synchronized and co-ordinated engagement of the entire Government.
This programme has been envisaged and coordinated by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) in collaboration with various Central Ministries/Departments and State Governments. The Prime Minister as the Chairman of Monitoring Committee on Digital India, activities under the Digital India initiative is being carefully monitored. All the existing and ongoing e-Governance initiatives have been revamped to align them with the principles of Digital India.