Union Minister of Electronics & IT and Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad called for a National movement spearheaded by IT professionals to make India a truly digital society. He urged IT community reach out to the deserving and under privileged section and make them digitally literate. This, he said, would help the government in achieving the goal of transforming India to a digital society and also catalyze efforts to make all sections of society benefit from Government services and initiatives.
He said the government has provided two lac Datasets on open data platform to provide an opportunity for innovation to all. He said the government does not encourage data to be available for privileged few only as mass involvement in these initiatives would give better and earlier results. Mr Prasad said the government supports independence of social media but utmost care should be taken to ensure that it does not rupture the National fabric.