By Archishman Chakraborty, Symbiosis Law School, Pune.
It has been oft repeated with a sigh of cynicism in recurring debates, as to what impedes development in India, as that the heart of the problem lies in the fact that there is no heart at all – a lethargic absence of political will. The current Indian Govt. has taken no time to take an otherwise shabby state of affairs to heel. The country witnessed a number of strong reformative measures being taken so as to boost investment and growth in the economy. On the 5th of August, 2014, it was reported that the Prime Minister had directed the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) to ensure that the net import-export balance for the sector be brought down to zero (Net Zero Import) by the year 2020, in persuasion of the Digital India Programme, an initiative that has taken the Prime Minister all the way to Menlo Park and beyond with a vision of E-governance, to transform the entire ecosystem of public services in India through the use of information technology. (more…)