Minister Modiís mission of making India progress in the World Bankís Ease of
Doing Business rank into top 50 though was not achieved in the existing scenario, it
was a matter of pride for India that last October, India broke into top 100 and
now, a similar achievement is recorded
in United Nationís E-Government Index.
It has jumped 22 ranks in last four years and
11 ranks in last two years. India, which was ranked 118 in 2014, and India is
now at 96th rank on the index which maps how digital technologies
and innovations are impacting the public sector and changing peopleís everyday
survey, released by the United Nations every two years, 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. The overall score
of 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.
India scores well on Online Services sub-index as well with a score
of 0.9514, it ranks poorly on Telecommunication Infrastructure Index with
a mere score of 0.20091. On Human Capital Index as well, India is far below the
world average of 0.6627. Indiaís score on this index is just 0.5484, barely
touching the regional index.
an improvement of 22 ranks is indeed a big shot in the arm of Prime Minister
Narendra Modi who has been extremely vocal about digitising India. In October
2017, Indiaís leapfrog jump on the World Bankís Ease of Doing Business also
helped the country to gain significance on world platforms, as a result of
which rating agency Moodyís upgraded sovereign rating Baa2 from Baa3 after
a gap of 14 years.