Digital Infrastructure, Digital Platform and Digital Future

How the Government is bridging the digital divide:

  • Government of India has made a plan to extend the mobile services to all 6,40,000 villages of the country by 2023 and Optical Fibre by 2025.
  • Digital Indian Initiative.
  • Aadhar and Aadhar Enabled Payment System (AEPS) – every day, 400 million transactions have been taking place of AEPS.
  • To reach to the unconnected, India has set up 5,70,000 Common Service Centers in remote and rural areas, which ensure delivery of various Government-to-Citizen (G2C) and other citizen-centric e-Services.
  • Initiatives have been taken in accordance of the philosophy of “Antyodaya” i.e. commitment to uplift the persons at the bottom of socio-economic pyramid and telecom.

Better digital future can only be built on:

  • Pervasive digital infrastructure.
  • Developing digital platforms for delivery of government services to every citizen.
  • Ensuring access to digital services to all.

Way Ahead:

  • Formulating citizen centric and industry friendly public policies.
  • Maintain positive outlook towards India’s future.
  • Share best practices with world.


Recently, the Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was held in Bucharest, Romania.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.

Founded in 1865 to facilitate international connectivity in communications networks, ITU allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.  

Source: PIB & ITU

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