India is leaving no stone unturned to digitalize the nation in any way. Many measures are being taken by the government to encourage the residents of the country to adopt different means of digitalized platforms. With the decrease in the cost of connectivity accompanied by the tremendous introduction of smartphones, India is propelling towards a nation that is digitally sound than the rest. In this article, we will discuss some of the major transformations that took place in India in the recent decade that made the country to advance in the field of technology.
- The second-fastest nation to adopt digitization: The public sector serves as one of the most efficient catalysts in the digitization of India. Also, the Indian government has put up an immense effort in introducing the national biometric identity –the Aadhaar ID, which definitely seems to have played a huge role. The Aadhaar ID was introduced in the year 2009, since then it has been able to register around 1.2 billion people of the country. Due to which it became the largest Digital Identification program in the world. Around 870 million bank accounts have been linked to the Aadhaar card and due to the introduction of the Goods and Service Tax, 10.3 million businesses have paid their tax onto one digital platform.
- Listed among the top two nations who adopted many dimensions of digitization:
When a survey was conducted considering 17 different countries with developing economies, India was ranked number two after Indonesia among all others to adopt digitization. Digitization covers three different aspects –digital reach that is the number of smartphone devices taken into use, the number of applications downloaded, and the amount of data consumed. The second aspect is the digital foundation that presumably deals with the service, cost, and reliability extended by the internet services in the country. The third aspect is all about the digital value which certainly tells us about how many consumers engage online in shopping, tweeting, streaming or simply chatting. Though India bagged the second position the overall score was 32 out of 100, which leaves ample room for growth.
- Due to digitization, the availability of jobs has improved:
With the introduction of the digital world into the nation, the value of government services and jobs have increased tremendously. For the transactions of various subsidies online, the government will certainly require many labours expert in the field of technology. However, to further enhance this sector, larger implementation of the digitization is required.