ICT Key Enabler
China is considered as the world’s factory and India is considered as the world’s office. From the perspective of commerce, we need to look at IT and its impact on all business transactions, specially sport transactions. Looking at the ICTE, it is a key enabler of development today and is globally accepted as a metre resource. E-readiness of India is possible through four new technologies, i.e. ubiquitous computing, perception engineering, high-performance computing and digital preservation.
E-readiness is possible with these four new technologies in a very big way. The Government of India and the various state governments have driven the adoption of IT and IT-based product services in a very big way. You are aware with citizen identification services, citizen identification through Aadhaar, Public Distribution System.
In the healthcare, there is telemedicine, remote consultation, mobile clinic. In education, there are virtual classrooms. In financial services, there is mobile banking, payment gateways, etc. All this is led to creation of a huge IT infrastructure in this country. Taking it forward, there are electronic passports, income tax returns, property tax submissions, piling of returnsin the department of corporate affairs.
So, a large amount of government business today, is transacted through a robust IT infrastructure.