National Digital Communication Policy – 2018
- The erstwhile National Digital Communication Policy 2012 was replaced by National Digital Communication Policy 2018.
- It is to promote the scheme of ‘Digital India’ to build a robust digital economy and last mile internet connectivity.
- To Provide every citizen broadband connectivity at 50 Mbps.
- Provide 1Gbps Connectivity to all gram panchayats by 2020 and 10 Gbps by 2022.
- Special Focus a unconnected areas especially rural.
- To Create a new data protection regime to safeguard the right to privacy of consumers.
- To Integrate population with the global digital economy.
- To attract investments of USD 100 billion in the digital communications sector.
- Train one-million-man power for building New Age Skill.
- To Foster Internet of things ecosystem to 5 Billion connected devices.
- Enforce Accountability through appropriate institutional mechanism to assure citizen of safe and secure digital communications infrastructure and services.
Digital Divide (Need for Digital literacy)
- It refers to the gap between demographics and regions that have access to modern information and communication technology and those don’t have or restricted access.
- In India the Digital Divide is high, in regional context the urban area has more digitally literate citizens than rural counter parts.
- To Bridge this gap government of India has launched ‘Digital India’, a comprehensive scheme to cover all the aspects from banking, education etc.
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