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Sep 28, 2018
2:12PM

Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launches Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA)

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Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today launched Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA) in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Prasad said it would strengthen citizen service delivery through data-driven governance. He said, NIC is having huge data and called upon the scientists to use the data innovative ways. 


The minister said, today is the age of data and data is power. Saying like national highways, Information highway is important and the country is waiting for it, Mr Prasad said digital India is becoming a mass movement in the country and called for NIC to be the change agent in country's development. 


The minister complimented NIC for playing a pivotal role in collecting data in the country's judicial system.The minister also launched DigiVaarta,a  mobile based app. Digi VAARTA, is a Vehicle to Accelerate Access and Reach to Transformational Action, is a platform designed to enable Financial and Social Inclusion by educating citizens on various schemes and programmes. 


AIR correspondent reports, it will help and promote learning and behavioural change and empower users to draw content available under the financial and Social inclusion programme as per their choice. DIGI VAARTA will enable adaptive and interactive communication with a high degree of personalization. 


Digi VAARTA communications with the general public are available in two channels and two languages (Hindi and English) . Those who do not have smartphone can send toll-free SMS to toll-free number 14444.


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