Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY)

Source: The post is based on the article Year End Review 2022: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY) published in PIB on 15th December 2022

What is the News?

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY) has launched several initiatives and schemes in 2022.

What are the schemes and initiatives launched by MeitY in 2022?

Aadhaar: It is the world’s largest digital identity programme that provides biometric and demographic-based unique digital identity that can be authenticated anytime, anywhere and also eliminates duplicate & fake identities. It provides an identity infrastructure for the delivery of various social welfare programmes. As of 2022, 129 crore Aadhaar has been issued.

Common Services Centres (CSCs)


UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance)

National AI Portal: It has been developed to provide all information related to Artificial Intelligence to all stakeholders in a single place and promote awareness and communication on AI in the country. 


GST Prime: It is a product to help tax administrators to analyze and monitor tax collection and compliance within their jurisdiction. 

e-Taal 3.0 (Electronic Transaction Aggregation & Analysis Layer): It provides a real-time aggregated view of the volume of eServices being delivered across different agencies of the Central, State and local Governments in India.

ServicePlus: It is a Metadata Based e-Service Delivery Framework which helps in making all Government services accessible to the common man in his locality through common service delivery outlets. 

Open Government Data (OGD 2.0): It has been set up to provide proactive access to Government owned shareable data, along with its usage information in open/machine-readable format.

E-Government Development Index(EGDI): The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) has been publishing the EGDI and survey report since 2001.

MeitY is the nodal ministry for EGDI along with two-line Ministries/ Departments Viz. Department of Higher Education and Department of School Education and Literacy (DHE and DoSEL).

It is a composite measure of three important dimensions of e-government, namely: Online Service Index, the Telecommunication Infrastructure Index and the Human Capital Index.

The latest EGDI 2022 edition indicates the e-government development status of all 193 United Nations Member States. India has ranked 105th in EGDI 2022.

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)

Future Skill PRIME

Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme 

Scheme for Promotion of Manufacturing of Electronic Components and Semiconductors (SPECS)

Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC 2.0) Scheme

Next Generation Incubation Scheme(NGIS): It aims to support the domestic software product ecosystem and address significant objectives of the National Policy on Software Product (NPSP). 

Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)

MeitY Startup Hub (MSH)

TIDE (Technology Innovation Development for Entrepreneurs) 2.0: MeitY is engaged in promoting tech entrepreneurship through TIDE 2.0 Scheme, which includes financial and technical support to incubators engaged in supporting ICT startups using emerging technologies such as IoT, AI, Blockchain, Robotics etc.

Fab Lab at STPI Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Bhashini, the National Language Technology Mission (NLTM)

National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)

Microprocessor Development Programme (MDP)

AgriEnIcs: National Programme on Electronics and ICT Applications in Agriculture and Environment: It is a national-level programme initiated to reform the agriculture and environment sectors with the interventions of IoT, ICT, machine learning and robotics technology.

Development of Electric Vehicles (EVs) Sub-System: It has been initiated with a broad objective to develop Electric Vehicle sub-systems in the areas of Electric motors, controllers, converters, Chargers etc., ranging from small to large vehicles etc., indigenously.

Cyber Surakshit Bharat (CSB)

Cyber Security Exercise “Synergy”

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