Government to collect non-personal data to improve services, Ministry of Information Technology released a framework
The central government will collect non-personal data of people to improve services. For this, the draft National Data Governance Framework has been issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. This data can be used by both private and government institutions.
It will also help in making India's one trillion dollars digital economy
The India Datasets program has been proposed in the draft policy in which non-personal data will be collected. Through this program, rules and procedures will be made related to the access and safe use of this data by private and government companies. Electronics and Information Technology Minister Rajiv Chandrashekhar said that the National Data Governance Framework is in the interest of Artificial Intelligence (AI), startups, AI research institutes, and government departments. He said in a tweet that this will also help in making India a trillion-dollar digital economy. He said that this will also accelerate digital government and digitization of government.
Government's digitization accelerated after Corona
The draft states that digital governance has played a major role in India's response to the pandemic during the COVID pandemic and its impact on its lives, livelihoods, and economy. After Corona, the digitization of the government accelerated. Data generation has accelerated. It can be used in the improvement of services related to citizens. This proposed policy will be applicable to all government departments and institutions. In the draft, the state governments have also been urged to adopt the provisions and rules of this policy.
The draft also proposes to set up India Data Management Office (IDMO) under Digital India Corporation. IDM will be responsible for policy formulation, management, review, and change.