Budget 2016: Rs 2,059 crore allocated for ICT projects

The national land record modernisation programme revamped under the Digital India initiative

GN Bureau | February 29, 2016


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 The government has allocated Rs 2,059 crore for several ICT projects, including e-learning, e-panchayat and land record modernisation in its 2016-17 budget tabled in the parliament by finance minister Arun Jaitley.Budget 2016

“The modernisation of land records is critical for dispute-free titles. The national land record modernisation programme has been revamped under the Digital India initiative and will be implemented as a central sector schemes with effect from April 1, 2016,” Jaitley said. 

The revamp is aimed at creating an integrated land information management system. The government has allocated Rs 150 crore for this purpose.
The government also proposes to “establish a digital depository for school leaving certificates, college degrees, academic awards and mark sheets, on the pattern of a securities depository”. This will help validate their authenticity, safe storage and easy retrieval, Jaitley said. It will help students, higher education institutions and employers to access degree certificates of candidates.
 
"We now plan to launch a new Digital Literacy Mission Scheme for rural India to cover around 6 crore additional households within the next three years," Jaitley added.
 
 
 
 

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