Monthly Evening Lecture Programs
On 23rd February 2017, CA GOPAL KRISHNA RAJU, partner of M/s K. GOPAL RAO & CO., Chartered Accountants, Chennai delivered a lecture on “Digital India” at NIQR Conference Hall.
The much awaited lecture on ‘Digital India’ was organised after a delay of exactly one month much to the satisfaction of members.
CA Raju started giving some insight to the journey of e-Governance initiatives in India which took a broader dimension in mid 90s for wider sectoral applications with emphasis on citizen-centric services. He explained the NeGP, National e Governance Plan and Digital India programme.
In order to transform the entire ecosystem of public services through the use of information technology, the Government of India has launched the Digital India programme with the vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.
He dwelled on the Nine Pillars of Digital India.
Broadband Highways Universal Access to Mobile Connectivity Public Internet Access Programme e-Governance eKranti Information for All Electronics manufacturing IT for Jobs and Early Harvest Programmes
The audience made the Q&A session very lively with interesting queries.
Mr. K Manikandan, Chairman, NIQR Chennai Branch summed up the proceedings and added value to the session with his inputs on digitalisation; he appreciated the speaker for the lively presentation of the subject.
Prof. C. Uthayakumar, ECM, NIQR Chennai Branch gave an account of Digital India HACKATHON 2017 which is a pan India 36 hour nonstop digital programming competition. He also explained about Smart India Hackathon 2017, a 36 hrs non-stop digital product development competition during which teams of thousands of technology students will build innovative digital solutions for the problems posted by 29 different central govt. ministries / departments e.g. Ministry of Railways, External Affairs, Ministry of Defense, ISRO, Ministry of Tourism, Dept. of Atomic Energy, etc.
Mr. C. V. Gowri Sankar proposed the vote of thanks.