India's inclusive growth agenda and its global competitiveness in the new knowledge paradigm will increasingly depend on its ability to provide its citizens access to information and quality public services in key areas such as education, health and governance.
To realise this, the country would need a systemic shift towards a comprehensive Public Information Infrastrcture and a roadmap for innovation geared towards meeting the challenges of the 21st century. These activities will have a revolutionary impact on governance reform and inclusive growth in the country. Towards this end, the Office of Adviser to the Prime Minister will undertake the following tasks:
1Operationalising the National Knowledge Network to interconnect all educational and research institutions
2Overseeing broadband connectivity to Panchayats and enabling citizen interface to improve delivery of public services and citizen empowerment
3Promoting greater use of Information Communications Technology in Public Transport Systems
4Promoting greater use of Information Communications Technology in the Justice System
5Developing an Action Plan for a Decade of Innovation