Digital literacy prompts India to push next phase of Aadhaar in Budget FY24

Women doing better in digital awareness among reasons for government to expand technology in policies

Artificial intelligence, digital technology, AI, machine learning

The plans will expedite the development of India-based standards for data economy, in contrast with the US and the European Union standards.

Subhomoy Bhattacharjee New Delhi
The government’s digital leap is gaining momentum. In January, the UIDAI decided to revise the Aadhaar database, asking all entities storing data for more than ten years to make revisions. It is a huge exercise to weed out duplicate Aadhaar information and update the numbers for integrating with all digital platforms through which the India government speaks with its citizens.

It is for this reason that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spent a considerable number of her Budget paragraphs to announce measures to expand the digital sector. These included plans for a National Data Governance Policy, a one-stop solution for identity and address updating by expanding the reach of Digilocker, creating an Entity DigiLocker for use principally by MSMEs and charitable

First Published: Feb 15 2023 | 2:43 PM IST

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