“Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is in process of procurement of necessary hardware for enhancing its authentication capacity to 10 crore transactions a day,” said Minister of State for Electronics and IT P P Chaudhary.
“Multiple steps such as DigiDhan Mela, social media information campaigns and DigiShala TV Channel have been undertaken for awareness on Aadhaar enabled digital payments,” said Chaudhary.
“Central government has recently approved ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan’ for digital literacy in rural India,” he added.
Furthermore, the government has implemented two schemes namely National Digital Literacy Mission and Digital Saksharta Abhiyan, for providing digital literacy to the masses, with cumulative target of reaching 52.5 lakh people across the country.
The minister also said that under India BPO Promotion Scheme, 70 companies have entered into preliminary agreement with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) so far to set up BPO/ITeS operations for 14,900 seats across 60 locations.
So far 15 units have reported commencement of operations under the said scheme for a total of 1,850 seats.
Under another BPO promotion scheme, North East BPO Promotion Scheme, 10 companies have entered into preliminary agreement with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) to set up operations for 1,460 seats across five states in the region.
The number of e-transactions through Common Services Centres on the ‘Digital Seva Portal’ jumped to 1,175 lakh in 2016 from 902 lakh in 2015. In January and February 2017, 101 lakh transactions were conducted through the CSCs on the portal, Chaudhary said.