MAIT forms action group for Digital India

To enhance and enrich the Digital India programme rollout across the country, IT hardware body Manufacturers’ Association of Information Technology (MAIT) launched the Digital India Action Group (DIAG) here on Wednesday.

With its members from major ICT companies and the government, DIAG will strive to ensure the success of the Digital India Programme by providing strategic inputs to various committees and teams that would be constituted under the aegis of the Prime Minister’s Office, Department of Electronics and IT and other government departments & ministries, a statement by the industry body said.

DIAG would be led by a team, having representation from political leadership, senior levels of the government, eminent personalities from media, academia, science and technology.

There would be three dedicated workgroups also which would work on the agendas related to digital infrastructure, digital governance and digital empowerment, the statement said.

As an operating protocol, DIAG will have two-month agendas and after every two months, it would submit its recommendations and ideas to the government for its consideration.

To start with, DIAG will focus on e-Governance, e-Kranti, Broadband Highways and Electronics Manufacturing.

“Technology has the potential to connect the whole of India and benefit each and every citizen. Digital India should enable the percolation of technology to the people and each citizen should be able to access government services with ease,” Debjani Ghosh, MAIT vice president, said.