Trade Fair: 'Digital India' will be theme of Delhi Pavilion

To showcase its various digital initiatives, the AAP government has selected 'Digital India' as the theme of Delhi Pavilion at the annual Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan.

A senior official said the purpose is to showcase the government's digital initiatives that have made functioning of various departments easier, benefiting the peolpe.

The decision was taken at a recent meeting chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to take stock of the preparations for the Trade Fair which will begin on November 14.

Digital India campaign was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year to ensure that government services are made available to citizens electronically by improving online infrastructure and increasing Internet connectivity.

In the past one-and-a-half years, the Kejriwal government has taken several initiatives, including installation of CCTV cameras and Wi-Fi facility on DTC buses and online issuance of driving licence and excise registration.

Besides these, the official said, various departments — VAT, DJB, PWD, Education — have also launched apps which have made their delivery of services hassle-free.

The VAT department has developed 'Bill Banao, Inaam Pao' app through which the government encourages people to submit bills of there purchases so that it can detect tax evasion.

According to the official, through DJB app, water consumers can generate bills on their own after taking photo of water meter reading.

"At Delhi pavilion, the government will showcase its works of installation of CCTV cameras on DTC buses. Besides, VAT, education and transport departments have also launched mobile applications which are receiving a good response," the official said.

Last year, the theme of Delhi Pavilion was 'Make in India'.

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