Deliberations held on six thematic areas namely ‘Transforming the lives of common citizens’, ‘Alignment of ongoing initiatives for next 5 years’, ‘Addressing emerging challenges’, ‘New digital subjects to be included in college curriculum’, ‘Regulatory support for growth of Startup and manufacturing ecosystem’, and, ‘Securing computers in government offices from Cyber vulnerability’
Officers from Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology & different organizations took part in a day-long Chintan Shivir at Sushma Swaraj Bhawan in New Delhi. The conext setting of the programme was done by Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary, MeitY and the event was addressed by Hon’ble Minister of Electronics and IT, Communications, Ashwini Vaishnaw. Senior Officers from the Ministry and Head of organizations also participated in the Shivir.
More than 200 officers participated from Ministry, its organizations and field offices in the Shivir. It broadly discussed six topics threadbare. These were: (1). How MeitY can contribute in transforming lives of all strata of society, especially deprived section? (2). How ongoing programmes, schemes & projects should be aligned to needs in coming days? (3). What steps could be taken to address challenges like addiction of online games, financial losses due to crypto currency, fake news in social media, access of unethical content to children? (4). Which new subjects should be included in college curriculum? (5) Constraints/barriers in regulations that are limiting growth of Startup & manufacturing ecosystem and (6) Steps to be taken for securing computers in Govt. offices from Cyber vulnerability.
The suggestions given by participants were appreciated by the Minister and motivated the officers to think out of box and ahead for time for usage of technology to ease the living of common man of the country. He emphasized that schemes and projects should be reviewed for their higher effectiveness and relevance with the goals of the ministry.