Aiming to track real-time implementation of various schemes under Digital India programme, the Union Ministry of IT and Electronics plans to set up a live dashboard in the offices of all senior officials including the ministers.
The aim is to analyse real time statistics of all the existing schemes running and take speedy actions based on the performance as well as work on the problem areas.
Digital India is the government’s ambitious programme that relies on governance through a digital medium. It has various programmes under it such as e-hospitals, e-court, e-transport, public distribution system (PDS) amongst others.
A meeting regarding this was taken by IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad along with senior officials of the ministry recently.
“The dashboard will be set up in offices of Cabinet minister, minister of state and secretary in the IT ministry. It will provide real-time information for all the schemes. The target is to set it up by the end of this year,” the official said.
According to another official, dashboards will enable monitoring of various departments/programmes in the ministry. It has an ability to show performance metrics visually, besides measuring efficiencies and identifying gaps and negative trends.
Sources said a major focus is on e-hospitals where patients can be treated online especially in rural and remote areas. This will allow basic medical help to reach places/locations which are not covered. As many as 104 hospitals have come onboard through NIC cloud. It has been proposed to cover 100 hospitals in Uttar Pradesh and 70 hospitals in Karnataka.
Earlier this year, the ministry had announced the launch of a ‘Digital Government Research Centre’ (DGRC) in Patna to focus on developing tools and technology for various digital initiatives besides introducing ICT Solutions in order to improve service delivery to the common man. It will act as an interface between technology, government and institutions.
The development of this digital research centre will allow citizens to interact through the internet anytime, from any location. Many services will be available to citizens with computers and Internet access round the clock.