“Today, I am glad to say that Digital India is no longer being seen as any regular government initiative. Digital India has become a way of life”
These were the opening words of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech to inaugurate the 23rd edition of the Bengaluru Tech Summit (BTS). The annual flagship event of India’s Departments of Electronics, Information Technology, Biotechnology, and Science & Technology was held 19th-21st November, 2020.
Modi lauded the Indian IT industry for its efforts to quickly adapt to remote working methods during the coronavirus outbreak, and encouraged its development of local tech solutions, saying they have the potential to go global.
“It is time for tech-solutions that are designed in India but deployed for the world,” he said.
Modi emphasized the government’s recent move to boost remote working in India. “Our policy decisions are always aimed at liberalising tech and innovations industry…. We have eased the compliance burden on the IT industry in various ways.”