Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Salient Points of PM Modi’s Address at GCCS 2017 on 23 Nov, 2017

We all know how cyber-space has transformed the world over the last few decades

The senior generation would recall the bulky main-frame computer systems of the 70s and 80s. A lot has changed since then. Email and personal computers brought about a new revolution in the nineties

This was followed by the advent of social media and the mobile phone as an important vehicle of data storage and communication

Indian IT talent has been recognized world-wide. Indian IT companies have made a name for themselves globally

Today, digital technology has emerged as a great enabler. It has paved the way for efficient service delivery and governance. It is improving access, in domains from education to health

We in India, give primacy to the human face of technology and are using it to improve what I call, “ease of living.”

We are using mobile power or M-power to empower our citizens

Through better targeting of subsidies, the JAM trinity has prevented leakages to the tune of nearly ten billion dollars so far

Digital technology is contributing to more farm incomes. A small entrepreneur can register on Government e-Marketplace & bid competitively for supply of goods to Government.

Pensioners no longer need to present themselves in front of a bank officer to provide proof of life

Citizens of India are increasingly adopting cashless transactions. For this, we created the Bharat Interface for Money – or BHIM App. This App is helping the movement towards a less cash and corruption free society

We are using the digital domain to facilitate participative governance or Jan Bhagidari

It is our firm belief that there are millions of Indians, whose transformative ideas can go a long way in taking India to new heights

On the last Wednesday of every month, I meet top Union and State government officials for a PRAGATI Session. Technology breaks silos.

Sitting in our respective offices, aided by the cyber world, we discuss and resolve important governance issues

I am happy to share with you that the PRAGATI sessions have resulted in faster decision-making, through consensus, in the larger interest of the nation. PRAGATI has put back on track infrastructure projects worth billions of dollars which were stuck in red-tape

I have even tried something of my own, through the Narendra Modi Mobile App. This App deepens my connect with citizens. The suggestions I get through the App are very useful

Cyber-space remains a key area for innovation. Our startups today are looking to provide solutions to everyday problems and improving lives. I am confident that the global investor community will recognize the immense potential waiting to be tapped from India’s startup pool

The internet, by nature, is inclusive and not exclusive. It offers equity of access and equality of opportunity

Social media platforms are making cyber-space participative for all. News that experts tell us from studios is now supplemented by experiences highlighted on social media. This transition, to a blend of expertise and experience is the contribution of the cyber world

The global community needs to approach the issue of cyber-security with confidence, as much as with resolve. Cyber-space technologies must remain an enabler for our people

We need to ensure that vulnerable sections of our society do not fall prey to the evil designs of cyber criminals. Alertness towards cyber-security concerns, should become a way of life