India Government has revealed the main achievements for the IT ministry — especially in the e-governance segment — in 2017.
The number of Aadhaar account holders has reached 119 crore in 2017 compared to 104 crore in 2016.
Aadhaar, the world’s largest biometrics based digital identity system, is used as a digital platform to enhance governance.
Jeevan Pramaan is an Aadhaar based platform for biometric authentication of the pensioners and senior citizens. Since its launch on 10 November 2014, over 150.15 lakh pensioners have registered on the portal till date as compared with 16.54 lakh in 2016.
Digital Locker System (DigiLocker), launched in July 2016, serves as a platform to enable citizens to store and share their documents with service providers electronically after giving due permission. Over 197 crore document have been placed in DigiLocker enabling access to over 88 lakh users. For the first time both CBSE 10th Class results and NEET Results were also sent digitally into Digital Locker.
The government has disbursed Rs 2.43 lakh crore via Aadhaar based Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT) to beneficiaries of 394 government schemes which have led to saving of Rs 57,000 crore in the last 3 years by removing fictitious claimants. The government has also identified 2.33 crore bogus ration cards and 3 crore fake LPG connections through this process.
e-Taal (Electronic Transaction Aggregation & Analysis Layer) registers 4.5 crore transactions per day which grew from 2.07 crore in 2016 thereby integrating over 3,506 e-Services.
Common Services Centres (CSCs) increased to around 2.7 lakh in 2017 from 2.29 Lakh 2016. CSCs are offering digital services like Aadhaar enrolment, ticket booking, of utilities and other eGovernance services to citizens from 1.68 Lakh Gram Panchayets.
MyGov has over 50 lakh active users as compared with 36 lakh active users in 2016.
Digital transactions witnessed a growth of over 300 percent during this year.
Investment in India’s electronic manufacturing rose 27 percent to 1.57 lakh crore in 2017 from 1.43 lakh crore in 2016 and 11,000 crore in 2014.
Production of mobile phones grew 60 percent to reach 17.5 crore units from 11 crore units last year and 6 crore units in 2014-15. Mobile phone manufacturing added 4 lakh direct and indirect jobs in the telecom sector.