Only cloud could make citizen services at massive scales possible

Grazed from GovernanceNow.  Author: Shubhendu Parth.

How important a role do you see cloud playing while the government looks to transform IT as a means towards goals like Digital India? Traditional models of IT delivery are not in tune with changing times, especially when India is looking ways to go paperless and digital. In such a dynamic environment, seamless and timely flow of information is the need of the hour, which the cloud technology is capable of.

Governments across the world are on the lookout to host data on the cloud. Meghdhoot, Digital Locker and Meghraj are prime examples of the Indian government’s cloud-based initiatives. Given the limitations in scaling of National Informatics Centre and state data centres, the department of electronics and IT (DeitY) is aggressively working on accreditation of cloud service providers that will be used by central and state government departments and banks, for various e-services...

The Digital Locker concept initiated under the Digital India programme empowers a citizen to store his identification documents in a single account using Aadhaar, which can be accessed online from anywhere in India. This citizen service has been possible because of cloud technology. Citizen-centric services at such massive scale can only be made possible using cloud technology...

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