India has demonstrated the power of technology in governance, said Rajeev Chandrasekhar

India is poised to become one of the largest connected countries in the world in terms of Internet connectivity with around 80 crore people online, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology said at the UNCTAD high-level policy dialogue on Wednesday.

Participated by Ministers from Indonesia and Sri Lanka, Rajiv Chandrasekhar shared India’s success story of digitalization at the event, stating it is “driven by the public and private sector in the global technology eco-system in terms of providing innovative solutions to the world.”

He said distance between the citizen and government has been bridged tremendously over the last 6 years by leveraging technology and public digital platforms including digital identity, digital payments systems and digital literacy and thus preventing the leakage of social subsidies.

The Union Minister also highlighted the importance of technology stating India has demonstrated the power of technology in governance working for the common citizen and small businesses.

Chandrasekhar also shared that India has successfully showcased a technology led model of governance by embedding technology into the governance and transforming the lives of people and India is ready to partner with all like-minded nations towards development in the technology embedded governance.

India advocated for harnessing digital technologies and public digital platforms towards technology embedded governance and social inclusion at the UNCTAD High-level Policy Dialogue.