Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the 25th Foundation Day of Nasscom in New Delhi on Sunday.
Cyber security, mobile apps and cloud storage were buzz words in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at a Nasscom event in the capital here on Sunday where he urged young IT engineers to take innovation to the next level.
Applauding their work, he said, “You are doing a great job and that is why I can expect things… The prime reason for the IT industry’s success of the IT industry is that the government is not there anywhere,” he said. Raising the issue of cyber security dogging the world Modi said the cyber security issue it is a great opportunity for the industry to leverage. He asked whether Nasscom could form a task force to check the feasibility of Indian IT professionals solving the cyber-security puzzle for digital assets around the world, which he said could be a future market. “Can we do innovation in this field? There will be a huge market, I am sure.”
The PM offered strong support to the industry. He said Modi said the government is building IT infrastructure, and would adopt innovations by the industry. He said the world would need “digital godowns” in the near future and banks and the government could move to cloud storage. He referred Referring to the Gold Bond scheme announced in the Budget, on Saturday that gives people an option to own precious metal without physically buying it, and he said the instruments can be kept safely in ‘Cloud Lockers’.
An avid user of social media, Modi who was one of the first political leaders in India to successfully use social media for campaigning, emphasized the significance of mobile apps and the important role mobile apps they can play in delivering citizen-centric services and mobile governance. Vouching for a revolution in e-governance, the PM said e-governance also implies easy and economical governance – and to begin with, he invited ideas from the public for developing a mobile app for his office to make it more mobile friendly for citizens. “The faster you all (industry) make mobile apps, the faster you will capture the market. We need a revolution in mobile governance,” he said.