On that Digital India

Earlier this year, I stumbled across some news. It was about Kerala becoming the first one hundred percent digital state, and the first of that kind in India by April 2015. All government offices were to be connected by the internet, and the programme has been going forward at a very good pace. Kerala Chief Minister, Oommen Chandy had already talked about the same in 2012.

It is not just about Kerala, as Digital India is a fine initiative from Government of India which makes sure that things get a lot easier with the various departments. There will be easier access for the common man and the paper usage will be reduced a lot. It has never been known to be easy with government offices, but this is surely going to change that. With complete digitalization, the procedures will get a lot less difficult.

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Do you remember those days when you had to stand in a long queue at the government offices or had to come back now and then to get things done? That might not be the case some time later. The corruption itself can be reduced up-to an extent along with safety being increased – but that is rather a subjective thing based on a few other factors; as they say, evil always finds a way.

We have already seen the good signs with the options to pay fees for many exams including UGC NET; there have also been the chance to pay the BSNL bills and even payment for electricity and water have been going online. We no longer have to wander around the towns and cities looking for the place to make the payment; we can do it from home itself with so much ease – and they are just a few of the smaller things.

The world has changed indeed. It is up-to us to make our own changes, and this is just one of them. From here, may be more can be achieved. This is the age of the internet – anybody who has been part of a social networking website will find it very difficult to disagree. The best and worst things go through the internet, and we can’t really avoid it because the web has become part of our lives with or without us knowing.

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When we hear about Intel being part of that initiative, it is clear that things are supposed to get a lot better. Well, Intel was almost used instead of computer at a time. The Intel Pentium Processor was the one memory that we can’t live without. Each and everyone used to ask if the processor is Pentium or Pentium II, and then there was the talk about Pentium III arriving in the market. Intel was to computers like Maruti was to the cars, and it is a compliment.

Intel is sure to bring something positive for all these, and with their experience and efficiency in the same, they can bring wonders to this Digital India initiative. There was a time when we had trusted Intel more than anything else, and that change continues as the processor of my laptop is from the same company, and so is the case of the former laptop. It feels good when Intel is involved with the same, and I thank them for the same and hope for the best from #DigitalIndia.

***The images used in this blog post are from the Intel website as well as from the contest page. Cheers to #DigitalIndia. Do check the Intel website for more details: http://www.intel.in/

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