Prime Minister Narendra Modi while speaking at the inauguration of Supreme Court’s ICMIS, a digital service through which people will be allowed to file complaints online, said that it is not technology or even the budget that is the problem, instead, the current mindset is. He said doesn’t matter how much technology we introduce, people still keep a paper diary, even though there is a contact list very much on their phone. The Prime Minister added that even when we message someone, we call them and ask whether the person got our message or not. He said in today’s world, the computer has replaced bouquet.
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PM Modi said initially people find it difficult to use technology but it is a very powerful thing. Talking about the pending cases in court he said, “In my last meeting with the CJI, he had expressed concern on how to reduce the number of cases which are pending,” reported news agency PTI. PM Modi then proceeded to provide yet another catchy phrase and said that e-governance stands for ‘easy, effective, economical and environment-friendly governance’.
“Embracing technology can’t happen if only a few people are keen on it. The scale must be larger. E-governance is easy, effective and economical. It is also environment-friendly. Paperless offices will benefit the environment,” he added. Highlighting the importance of understanding technology, PM said, “Our understanding of technology should not be limited to hardware only.”
Further talking about the importance of technology, PM Modi said it has the power to transform India’s economic potential as well. “Technology has the power to transform our economic potential as well. Impact and influence of artificial intelligence is going to increase. Space technology is also becoming important,” he said. He said the need of the hour is to focus on the application of science and technology. He also urged people to help poor and added,”Let us create a mass movement to provide legal aid to the poor.”