Top Digital India Mobile Apps and Websites to Aid Indian Government


Have you ever wondered what are the various initiatives launched by Indian government under their Digital India campaign? Isn't it time to know more about the various 'Digital India' websites and applications that are helping the Narendra Modi led Indian government to achieve e-governance and m-governance? Let's check out the popular mobile apps for Digital India, relevant schemes and even Digital India websites.

The Indian government has been taking up several noteworthy initiatives like Start Up India, Digital India, Swachh Bharat Mission, etc. Out of these, quite a few plans and actions have been implemented for the Digital India campaign. Not only will India be empowered when it becomes a digital nation but it will also help the government focus on universal phone connectivity across India, better governance, and knowledge. The Digital India Week initiative by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi extends to not only introducing mobile phone applications but also to access for the public to internet, broadband highways, etc., which will transform the country into a knowledge economy and a digitally empowered country.

In this article, let us go through some of the highly effective mobile applications, websites and schemes that have been initiated to support the 'Digital India' campaign of Government of India.

Best Digital India Applications for Smartphones


DigiLocker


Have you always wished that the electronic sharing of documents across individuals and agencies happen electronically? Now, you do not have to worry about carrying your important documents along or losing them since the new Indian government mobile apps have made the digital storage of your documents possible. The registration for LPG connections, driving licenses, SIM cards, etc. can now be done electronically. This will also speed up the process of obtaining important documents such as domicile, marriage, and birth certificates. You can always share important documents such as passports, PAN cards, and educational certificates through the DigiLocker application and Digital Locker website / online portal.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan App


Always dreamt of seeing a clean and green India? Then, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan app will see to it that the challenges faced by the citizen while making this dream come true will be overcome. You can join the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan that was launched by our honourable Prime Minister on October 2, 2014.

Not only will people now be able to take the pledge of cleanliness but also upload their responses (videos or images). Now, just about anyone with access to smartphones can easily photograph the places that have been cleaned by them and upload the images of the same. This will inspire more people to clean their place of residence as well as their neighbourhood.

MyGov India Mobile App


The government aims to include the common citizen in policy making through the MyGov India mobile application. Till date, more than 300 issues have been put up for discussion on this web platform since the month of July 2014. Till date, the volume of participation in the discussions has been quite high. In fact, there have been some interesting contests like 'Duties of a citizen' launched through the relevant MyGov website for this app. The main objective is to get the Indian citizens involved in fruitful discussions and make them to voice their opinions as well as raise any issues of national interest.

Top Digital India Online Portals or Websites


National Scholarship Portal


Till date, the disbursement of scholarships had been done manually by the government. The government will now disburse scholarships directly to the bank accounts of those students, who are eligible for a scholarship, after electronically verifying their documents. You can now submit your application for a scholarship and arrange for the amount to be disbursed through the National Scholarship website itself. The process will now be faster as compared to before.

eHospital (ORS)


Tired of waiting in long queues just to know whether the hospital nearest to you will cater to your requirements? Do you have to go from one place to another just to know whether any blood is available for transfusion or not? Do you have to run from here to there to get a doctor's appointment at hospitals? You do not have to run from pillar to post any longer to get the most important medical information that is needed to admit someone to a hospital. Whether it is the payment of hospital fees, gathering diagnostic reports, fixing appointments with doctors or checking the availability of blood, the ORS (Online Registration System) portal will make sure everything takes place smoothly.

eSign Framework


If you have always wanted to able to get your KYC forms filled in a hassle-free way, then the eSign portal can both authenticate you through your biometrics as well as perform the digital signing of your documents. Now, you need not carry all your documents with you all the way to the bank and back home. Instead, all you need to do is to use the "share" option to e-share all your important documents with the bank to get your work done. You could even sign your documents online itself using your Aadhar authentication.

Digitize India Platform


You may have seen that government offices are piled up with lots of documents and papers. Not only does the piling up of paperwork at government offices stop due to this Digitize India website, but government papers and documents are also digitized so that e-sharing of the same with the public can be easily possible. What's more, citizens can earn some money when the documents would be digitised by them through crowd sourcing.

Popular Digital India Initiatives / Schemes


Wi-Fi hotspots


Have you always wanted access to the internet while on the move? Then, several Wi-Fi hotspots have been established across the country. This will provide affordable internet services anytime and anywhere to the citizen. By the year 2016, the government aims at establishing more than 2,500 such hotspots, which will enable citizens and even tourists to get access to high speed internet. Even government buildings will be able to benefit from this scheme. This scheme will give more power to the people and also make e-governance and m-governance possible.

BharatNet


Till now, only urban India had been able to fully benefit from the various internet schemes of the government fully. Now, rural India will also get access to high speed internet. With access to internet of a bandwidth of 100 Mbps, this portal will ensure that more than 2.4 lakh gram panchayats will benefit from broadband connectivity. You will be able to access educational services, banking, internet, etc. through this scheme.

Next Generation Network (NGN)


Through this scheme, people will be able to hold video conferences, video chats, etc. at high speed through the fixed landline at nominal prices. What was only possible through the use of mobile phones is now possible through this portal. Next Generation Network is the result of the convergence of data network, public switched telephone network, and wireless mobile network.

Centre of Excellence on Internet of Things


The Internet of Things will help citizens with the services such as parking, transportation, electricity, water management, waste management, and the safety of women in order to create smart cities, smart agriculture, smart health services, etc. The government has tied up with NASSCOM, ERNET, and DeitY in Bangalore in order to make all this possible.

Centre for Flexible Electronics


This institution is a government initiative to promote innovation and research in the area of flexible electronics. The electronics that are emerging from this kind of technology can be created using paper, plastic, metal foils or textiles.


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Comments

Author: Timmappa Kamat09 Feb 2016 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 5

I just hope that the concept of Digital India hopefully moves beyond just the mobile apps and the associated hoopla. We would be happy only when the real benefits of such campaigns reach the real beneficiaries whom the schemes are meant for.
Well, there has been good progress in that direction. What with LPG and such benefits being given under DBTL scheme. Hopefully, the rural population gains better education and awareness in these concepts and gets ready to work for the betterment of the society as a whole.



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