Digital India Current Affairs

Digital North East Vision 2022 released in Guwahati

The Digital North East Vision 2022 was released in Guwahati, Assam by Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad. It was released in presence of Chief Ministers and IT Ministers of North East States and senior officials of Central Government Ministries including DoT and DoNER etc. First electronics manufacturing cluster in northeastern region was also inaugurated in Guwahati, Assam.

Digital North East Vision 2022

He vision document emphasizes on leveraging digital technologies to transform lives of people of north east and enhance ease of living. It identifies eight digital thrust areas namely, Digital Infrastructure, Digital services, Promotion of Electronics Manufacturing, Digital empowerment, Promotion of IT and ITes including BPOs, Digital Payments, Innovation & Startups and Cyber security.

It has developed state-wise roadmaps for implementing digital initiatives in North East States. Through these, it aims to empower the people of the North Eastern region. Under Digital North East, Union government will invest nearly Rs. 10,000 crore in egion over next 4 years to implement more than 400 projects.

Digital North East is envisioned as an integral part of Digital India programme. It will help in leveraging power of Information Technology to leapfrog the overall development of North East region and realize its full potential.

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Government launches Rail Madad app to expedite and streamline passenger grievance redressal

The Union Ministry of Railways has launched Rail MADAD (Mobile Application for Desired Assistance During travel) Application to expedite and streamline passenger grievance redressal. The application was launched inline with Union Government’s Digital India Initative.

Rail Madad app

The app for the first time completely digitized the Complaint management system. It integrates RPGRAMS (Railway Passenger Grievance Redressal and Management System) developed by Northern Railway (Delhi Division).

It registers complaint of passengers with minimum inputs. It also has option of photo and issues unique ID instantly. It relays complaint online to relevant field officials for immediate action. The action taken on complaint is also relayed to passenger through SMS.

It also displays various helpline numbers (e.g., Security, Child helpline etc) and provides direct calling facility for immediate assistance in one easy step. It integrates all modes of filing complaints including offline and online modes on single platform.

It presents holistic picture of weak and deficient areas and enable focused corrective action by officials concerned. It also aids in data analysis of reports to generate trends on various performance parameters of selected train and stations like cleanliness, amenities etc to make managerial process more precise and effective.

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