Modi government breaks another record – This time it’s E-governance

Not long ago, Modi-led central government had swiftly moved up the ladder of World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index and within months, the government has managed another feat to boast off its administration.

This time, it is United Nation’s E-Government Index. India has jumped 22 ranks under the Modi government.

In 2014, when the UPA was defeated by the BJP-led NDA, India ranked 118, but now the country has jumped to 96th position.

What is  E-Government Index?

The index maps how digitization and innovation is changing the public sector and the everyday lives of the people.

The United Nations released the survey every two years. It noted that India has scored 100% in the first stage of the E-Participation sub-index, followed by 95.65% in the second stage and 90.91% in the third stage.

India’s overall score 0.9551 on the E-Participation sub-index has put India among top 15 countries in the list of 193 counties surveyed.

In this category, India has emerged as sub-region leader. Denmark is the world leader, both on E-Government index and E-Participation sub-index.

In October 2017, India’s leapfrog jump on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business pushed country’s significance on world platforms, as a result of which rating agency Moody’s upgraded sovereign rating Baa2 from Baa3 after a gap of 14 years.