On Wednesday (17th February) PM Narendra Modi emphasized the importance of the National Digital Communication Policy in making India a global digital product hub. At the NASSCOM Technology & Leadership Forum 2021, PM Modi cited the liberalized regulations on geospatial data, making it easily disposable in the country for innovation and IT companies. He also congratulated the Indian IT industry for running the industry even during COVID-19 restrictions, he said “India is full of self-confidence. We have seen at the borders also. India has confidence we will keep India secure.”
The Preamble of the policy
Presented digital infrastructure development, incorporation of demographic profiles, and securing them from existing threats. The rapid and unprecedented proliferation of the mobile phone, the internet, social media platforms, expansion of digital payments, data consumption across the country indicates that the data economy and digital technologies and services are no longer the prerogatives of the privileged few; but have indeed evolved into widespread instruments of access and empowerment for more than a billion Indians. With pioneering network access technologies, India will form the bedrock of next-generation technologies. ‘Bharat Net’; a flagship broadband initiative promises to accelerate and deepen the country’s digital engagement and open up new horizons of opportunities.
IT Industries and startup’s
The Indian IT industry’s code nurtured wonders during the clampdown. Since IT dint have the advantage of the domestic opportunity widening the digital divide. An improvement in digital technologies will curb money laundering and lay a strong foundation for startups.
Vision Atmanirbhar Bharat
With the liberation of the geospatial data, a benison in the ‘Make in India’ Initiative will be promoted. The vandalization of the data is a matter of concern raised.
TPT policy advocacy and recommendations
- India has burgeoned sprawling towards an anticipated future, but with the incumbent cybercrimes under the supervision of adroit firms, the government needs to erudite enough to trammel the crimes that might flourish with geospatial date liberalization.
- Accentuation of the fact that 6.7% of the country’s population stands below poverty and around 74% being the illiteracy rates; the implementation of Digital Communication Policy would be a daunting task. Emphasizing education surge should be remunerative for the government.
- The political feuds are on the brim; the government should look streets ahead to sack down the black money instead of paving paths.