Vishal Sikka roped in for Digital India plan

The project aims to provide goverment services and latest information and technology to citizen
Berlin: As the ambitious Digital India programme is rolled out, telecom and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad enlisted the support of Vishal Sikka, head of India’s second-largest IT services firm, to help the project succeed.Sharing the details of the programme with Mr Sikka in Berlin, Mr Prasad asked Infosys to take the lead in contributing to the success of Digital India.
The programme includes projects that aim to ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically and people get benefit of the latest information and communication technology. The programme will be implemented in phases from the current year till 2018.
The vision of the government under the project includes creation of ICT infrastructure like high-speed internet at gram panchayat level, on demand availability of government services like health, education etc, and digital empowerment of citizens, specially through digital literacy.The minister also highlighted the investment-friendly climate developed by Narendra Modi-led government at New Delhi.
( Source : PTI )
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