Ministry of Electronics of Information Technology (MeITY) has released a consultation paper on Strategy for National Open Digital Ecosystem (NODE).
Q. What is National Open Digital Ecosystem (NODE)/ Lovech 3.0?
A. National Open Digital Ecosystem (NODE) or GovTech 3.0 defined as “Open and secure delivery platforms, anchored by transparent governance mechanisms, which enable a technology collaboration among citizens, businesses and governments to transform societal outcomes.
Q. What are the objectives of GovTech 3.0?
A. The key objectives Govtech 3.0
Q. How is it different from GovTech 1.0 and 2.0?
A. Evolution of GovTech (Use of Technology in Governance) Gov Tech1.0 was the era of computerisation of manual processes such as putting income tax forms online.
GovTech 2.0 was about building systems which digitised end-to-end processes, for example, the government’s “e-office” file management system.
GovTech 3.0 is focused on Open Digital Ecosystems (ODEs), the underlying philosophy suggests that the government should focus on creating the “digital commons”.It envisages the government becoming a facilitator by creating digital infrastructure on which innovators can collaboratively build solutions for the public good. For Examples, deployment of contact tracing apps (AarogyaSetu) developed through public-private partnerships, to prevent the spread of the corona virus.
Q. What are the Advantages of GovTech 3.0?
1. Integration of Government Services
2. Enhancing Social Security
3. Overcoming governance deficit.
4. Effective efficient and swift policy implementation.
Q. What are the underlying challenges?
Q. What are the reforms to be undertaken?