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“To make at least one in every household e-literate” is thrust area of policy (# 7) included in India in:

(1) National Knowledge Commission, 2005

(2) National Policy on Information Technology, 2012

(3) National Education Policy, 1992

(4) National Policy on Library and Information Systems, 1986


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(2)  National Policy on Information Technology, 2012





“To make at least one in every household e-literate” is thrust area of policy (# 7) included in India in National Policy on Information Technology, 2012




National Policy on Information Technology, 2012 (NPIT 2012) in India

National Policy on Information Technology 2012 in India aims to leverage Information & Communication Technology (ICT) to address the country's economic and developmental challenges. The policy is rooted in the conviction that ICT has the power to transform the lives of people.

The thrust areas of the policy are included in its objectives which are given below:

Objectives

1. To increase revenues of IT and ITES Industry from 100 Billion USD at present to 300 Billion USD by 2020 and expand exports from 69 Billion USD at present to 200 Billion USD by 2020.

2. To gain significant global market-share in emerging technologies and Services.

3. To promote innovation and R&D in cutting edge technologies and development of applications and solutions in areas like localization, location based services, mobile value added services, Cloud Computing, Social Media and Utility models.

4. To encourage adoption of ICTs in key economic and strategic sectors to improve their competitiveness and productivity.

5. To provide fiscal benefits to SMEs and Startups for adoption of IT in value creation

6. To create a pool of 10 million additional skilled manpower in ICT.

7. To make at least one individual in every household e-literate.

8. To provide for mandatory delivery of and affordable access to all public services in electronic mode.

9. To enhance transparency, accountability, efficiency, reliability and decentralization in Government and in particular, in delivery of public services.

10. To leverage ICT for key Social Sector initiatives like Education, Health, Rural Development and Financial Services to promote equity and quality.

11. To make India global hub for development of language technologies, to encourage and facilitate development of content accessible in all Indian languages and thereby help bridge the digital divide.

12. To enable access of content and ICT applications by differently-abled people to foster inclusive development.

13. To leverage ICT for expanding the workforce and enabling life-long learning.

14. To strengthen the Regulatory and Security Framework for ensuring a secure and legally compliant Cyberspace ecosystem.

15. To adopt Open standards and promote open source and open technologies.







NOTE
  • This question was asked in the UGC NET exam for Library and Information Science in July 2018 in India.



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REFERENCES

1. National Policy on Information Technology, 2012 https://meity.gov.in/sites/upload_files/dit/files/National_20IT_20Policyt%20_20%281%29.pdf

2. Cabinet Approves National Policy on Information Technology 2012 http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=87875



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