India's Advancement in Digital Technology

-- Tavish Singh Rawat, IX-E, FAIPS -DPS

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

“It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are”

India is known for its traditional values, culture, and customs. The country has emerged as an economic powerhouse in recent years. The unprecedented growth and advancement in digital technology have made it a major player in the global sphere. As a responsible upcoming global major economy, India has been working to harness the full potential of digital technology.

The Digital revolution is bringing significant change to the lifestyle and empowerment of the common man. Digital technology has become so integrated into our daily lives in India that street vendors, taxi drivers, and shopkeepers are using online payment methods (Paytm, RuPay, UPI, PhonePe) making cash users feel like tribesmen. Days of paper and pen are passing by like the end of an era. None in the billion-plus population is left untouched by the digital wave, in almost all aspects of life.
The Indian Government has taken significant steps to integrate digital technology into daily life. It has launched numerous ambitious projects and programs to boost digital connectivity, such as Digital India and the Aadhar Scheme. Under the Aadhar scheme, individuals receive a unique identification number linked to their biometric details, allowing the government to identify and track the beneficiaries of financial assistance, and identify the target groups for various government welfare schemes. Digital technology has enabled citizens to access various government services easily, efficiently, and securely.

Similarly, the government launched the Digital India program to facilitate access to digital services for citizens. This includes programs such as digitizing land records and official documents, establishing e-governance systems, and providing access to digital infrastructure. Indian Government to provide a range of services to citizens more easily and efficiently.

In the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the use of digital technology has enabled the government to efficiently reach out to citizens and provide them with timely assistance.

The government has adopted digital technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, to streamline tax and other government filings. The Indian government is working on digital currency via blockchain technology. Indian payment mechanisms such as UPI and RuPay have got great acceptance in friendly and neighboring nations and have an increasing reach across the globe, and are parallel to Visa and Mastercard payment methods.

Based on its digital prowess, India has achieved breakthroughs in many fields not limited to Medical, Space, Defense, Telecommunication, and weather forecasting.
With the launch of 5G internet services in India, Digital India will get an excellent platform to enhance its services and extend its reach. For the sake of mankind, India has always been committed. After all, as a country, we believe in “Sarva Jan Hitay, Sarv Jan Sukhay” (Everyone’s benefit and Everyone’s happiness) and “Vaudhaiv Kutumb” (The whole world is a family). Every nation will benefit from the digital technological advances achieved by India.

In conclusion, digital technology has revolutionized India, enabling the common man to benefit from its advances. The Indian Government has taken significant steps to facilitate digital connectivity and access, and to utilize digital technology to streamline and improve government services. Digital technology has enabled citizens to access various services, subsidies, and other assistance with ease and accuracy. To ensure continuous sustainable development, India is likely to continue to benefit from the use of digital technology in the future.

Tavish Singh Rawat, IX-E, FAIPS -DPS

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