India lists achievements in electronics manufacturing in 2017

Karbonn Mobiles mobile manufacturing plantIndia Government announced that investment in electronics manufacturing grew 27 percent to Rs 1.57 lakh crore in 2017 from Rs 1.43 lakh crore in 2016 and Rs 11,000 crore in 2014.

Production of mobile phones grew 60 percent to reach 17.5 crore units from 11 crore units last year and 6 crore units in 2014-15.  Mobile phone manufacturing added 4 lakh direct and indirect jobs in the telecom sector.

India’s mobile phone user base reached 121 crore in 2017 against 103 crore in 2016.

The number of smart-phone users in India have grown to 40 crore in 2017 from 30 crore in 2016.

The number of internet users in India have reached 50 crore in 2017 from 40 crore in 2016.

Manufacturing of mobile phones in India has reached 17.5 crore units in 2016-17 from 11 crore in 2015-16.

India has 105 mobile / ancillary manufacturing units. India’s mobile phone manufacturing sector has created 4 lakh direct and indirect jobs since 2014. Mobile phone manufacturing segment added 2.4 lakh jobs in 2017 alone.

India Government has announced that the number of Aadhaar account holders has reached 119 crore in 2017 compared to 104 crore in 2016.

Aadhaar, the world’s largest biometrics based digital identity system, is used as a digital platform to enhance governance.

Jeevan Pramaan is an Aadhaar based platform for biometric authentication of the pensioners and senior citizens. Since its launch on 10 November 2014, over 150.15 lakh pensioners have registered on the portal till date as compared with 16.54 lakh in 2016.

Digital Locker System (DigiLocker), launched in July 2016, serves as a platform to enable citizens to store and share their documents with service providers electronically after giving due permission. Over 197 crore document have been placed in DigiLocker enabling access to over 88 lakh users. For the first time both CBSE 10th Class results and NEET Results were also sent digitally into Digital Locker.

The government has disbursed Rs 2.43 lakh crore via Aadhaar based Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT) to beneficiaries of 394 government schemes which have led to saving of Rs 57,000 crore in the last 3 years by removing fictitious claimants. The government has also identified 2.33 crore bogus ration cards and 3 crore fake LPG connections through this process.

e-Taal (Electronic Transaction Aggregation & Analysis Layer) registers 4.5 crore transactions per day which grew from 2.07 crore in 2016 thereby integrating over 3,506 e-Services.

Common Services Centres (CSCs) increased to around 2.7 lakh in 2017 from 2.29 Lakh 2016. CSCs are offering digital services like Aadhaar enrolment, ticket booking, of utilities and other eGovernance services to citizens from 1.68 Lakh Gram Panchayets.

MyGov has over 50 lakh active users as compared with 36 lakh active users in 2016.

Digital transactions witnessed a growth of over 300 percent during this year.