In an order to create participative, transparent and responsive government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the much ambitious 'Digital India' programme on Wednesday, July 1 in the national capital at 4 pm.
Top industrialists like RIL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani, Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry and Wipro Chairman Azim Premji will share their ideas of taking digital revolution to the masses.
The first day of the “Digital India Week” saw top industry houses pledging investments worth Rs 4.5 lakh crore in various technology ventures that can potentially add 1.8 million jobs.
The campaign is as much an invitation to domestic and foreign companies as a promise to improve systems, remove bureaucratic sloth and reduce red-tape that often delays processes and decision-making, and encourage start-up enterprises.
Modi also announced a slew of digital programmes — digital lockers to store documents, e-Sign using Aadhaar, e-Hospital systems, National Scholarship Portal, Centre of Excellence on Internet on Things (IoT) and a high-speed digital highway — that aims to make government services more efficient, easily accessible and hassle-free.