Analysing the viability of Net Zero Imports under the Digital India Programme

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…)

E-Courts in India: A much needed initiative

By Vartika Aggarwal, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies.

Disputes and litigation have increased to such an extent in India that they have overburdened the Indian Judiciary. Courts have to struggle hard to cover the backlog of cases but the backlog keeps on increasing on a daily basis. Many of such disputes can be either avoided or they can be resolved through negotiation. (more…)

Digital India Week

By Piyush Jain, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.

Digital India, a flagship programme of the Government of India, aims to “transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy”. The Digital India programme is transformational in nature and would ensure that Government services are available to citizens electronically. It would also bring in public accountability through the mandated delivery of government’s services electronically; a Unique ID and e-Pramaan based on authentic and standard based interoperable and integrated government applications and data basis. The programme will be implemented in phases from the current year till 2018. (more…)

Digital India: Dawn of a New Era

By Pratishtha Sharma, Law College Dehradun.

While flipping through the messages my mobile was bombarded with, I underwent a light bulb moment when I bent my eye towards a message which confirmed my train reservation.  The neurons inside my brain went back to the long standing lines we used to undergo to get the reservation till the time I hit the reality of all the blessings digitalised world showered us with. (more…)

E- Governance in India

By Ankit Sharma, Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun.

Today’s world is one of transformation and revolution. Things which are not dynamic are considered as mortal. The rise of e-government has been one of the most striking developments of the web. There are many definitions so as to explain what E-governance is but the real cause of this article will get deflected if I will focus on the complexities of the terminology. It is very often seen that a government makes a policy and forgets about the implementation and execution of the policies with effective and efficient ways and measures. Feedback is a major component which is needed for better control and coordination of any policy framework or formulation which is still under a developing stage as far as the mob of India is concerned where half of the people are living in villages and literacy is an essential factor in its success. (more…)