India on its way to emerge as a big centre of data analytics
India on its way to emerge as a big centre of data analytics

IT Minister, Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad has inaugurated Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA) in New Delhi by a joint initiative of National Informatics Centre and National Informatics Centre Services Incorporated.

CEDA will aid in fast-tracking the adoption of advanced analytics in government. In the era of rapid digitization of various government functions and services under Government of India’s flagship Digital India program, the centre aims to strengthen citizen service delivery through data-driven governance.

It is created to support government departments to unlock the hidden potential of the data that they are generating as a part of the governance processes, and use it to improve the overall governance. It will provide world class data analytics services to the Government. 

Also, DigiVaarta has been launched to spread awareness on DigiDhan and popularity of BHIM’s barcode-based merchant payment mode with merchants and traders at large.

The initiative aims to enable citizen government dialogue and engage citizens in educational and outreach programmes. With the mobile phone as its interface, DigiVaarta’s content and communication style is interactive and adaptive. The same message can be used to interact with both smart phone and feature phone users.

A white paper  has also been released on ‘Data Analytics in Government’ which brings the need for a data driven decision making and policy formulation in Government across the entire spectrum of its activities.

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