G20 Digital Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy held in Germany
In his speech, the Minister highlighted how India was harnessing digital technology as a major inclusion and growth mechanism.
The G20 Digital Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy concluded on 7 April 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The meeting was attended by the G20 Ministers in charge of digitalization, including the Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology and Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Highlights of the Minister’s speech
• Primarily, Ravi Shankar Prasad shared India’s experience in carrying out digital India initiatives with other digital economies.
• He stressed that India supports better international cooperation in cyber security to fight against growing cybercrime and cyber terrorism.
• He said that India is also of the view that multi stakeholder model is the best option for the spread of digitalization.
• He added that the borders should not be an impediment in the way of mobility of professionals and information.
• He also offered to share India’s experience in carrying out digital India initiatives with other digital economies.
• He also highlighted Digital India’s unprecedented effort to drive affordability in digital technologies, including creation of low cost digital identity infrastructure called AADHAR.
• He stressed the significance of the creation of optical fibre infrastructure to reach all Gram Panchayats under BharatNet, developing Apps and solutions for digital payments and ensuring participative Governance through MyGov.