Focus Writing – Digital Bangladesh & Vision 2021

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Focus Writing – Digital Bangladesh & Vision 2021. ফোকাস রাইটিং নিয়ে আমাদের পোষ্ট গুলো আগে দেখে নিতে পারেন। ব্যাংক ফোকাস রাইটিং টেকনিক সাথে বাংলাদেশ ব্যাংক সহকারী পরিচালক প্রস্তুতি পড়ে নিতে পারেন। তাছারাও আমাদের সাইটের মেনু থেকে পছন্দমত ক্যাটেগরি সিলেক্ট করে প্র্যাকটিস করতে পারেন। আশা করি আপনাদের কাজে আসবে। আমরা আমদের সাধ্যমত গুরুত্বপুর্ণ বিষয়গুলো তুলে ধরার চেষ্টা করতেছি।

Digital Bangladesh & Vision 2021

Introduction: “Digital Bangladesh” is currently the most commonly used words in politics, media, among the intellectuals and the civil societies. The world is becoming a Digital Planet.

Almost every state is running to become a knowledge-based society by 2016. Bangladesh cannot remain out of it.

We must build a Digital Bangladesh and establish a knowledge-based society within 50 years of our independence in 2021.

Definition of Digital Bangladesh:

Digital Bangladesh’ means digitalizing Bangladesh by ensuring an ICT based society where information will be available in online and where all possible activities of the government and other non-government or semi-government organizations will be performed using digital technology.

The motto of Digital Bangladesh is to establish a technology and knowledge-based digital governance such as e-services, e-commerce, e-health, e-education, etc.

Dreams and Reality of Vision 2021 and Digital Bangladesh:

Digital Bangladesh is one of the nation’s dreams, and so special emphasis is given on the application of digital technologies to realize Vision 2021, which we commonly call Digital Bangladesh.

By 2021, after 50 years of independence, our goal is to be a middle-income country with peace, prosperity, and dignity.

The government of Bangladesh implemented a large number of projects relating to digital technologies and a number of these are already underway.

National ICT Policy-2009 was developed with a view to achieving the middle-income status of the nation by 2021 and developed status by 2041.

Since our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her party’s election manifesto pledged to develop a digital Bangladesh by 2021, it has given great hope to the citizens of Bangladesh.

However, the focus here is Digital Bangladesh, widely accepted by Bangladeshi people from all walks of life.

Not too many people understood the concept of digital Bangladesh but they believed it, as something related to information technology.

It has been widely accepted by a good number of young generations, believing that the concept of Digital Bangladesh will solve most of our national crisis involving corruption, unemployment, illiteracy, poverty, and price-hike.

Digital Bangladesh is a continuous process of development. The whole process requires lots of tasks, for which we have to be prepared.

After all, digitization is the only pathway to economic success, quality education, public health, and generating transparency in governance with full public participation.

Status and Achievements:

Digital Bangladesh is an issue regarding which there is no conflict or difference of opinion between the government and the people – all are working hand-in-hand for its realization.

In spite of mentionable achievements in the recent past, our position as providers and users of ICT services is far behind many countries.

The slogan of “Digital Bangladesh” of the Government of Bangladesh has special significance for national development.

Digital Bangladesh with Vision 2021 is a big impetus for the use of digital technology in the country. In spite of several bottlenecks and limitations, works are in progress for the realization of Digital Bangladesh.

Several projects for digitalization have been completed and a big number of projects are under progress.

The nation now, with over 12 crore mobile subscribers and 4.3 crore Internet subscribers, enjoys the fruits of digitization in numerous areas of activities.

Activities and Services in different sectors:

A few examples of available digital services are registration for admission to academic institutions, the publication of results of examinations, registration for jobs abroad, registration of pilgrimage, collection of official forms, online submission of tax returns, online tendering, etc.

Online banking systems have sped up the financial activities of the country.

SMS services for lodging complaints to police stations, online bill payments for utility services, instant communication with persons working abroad, and e-passports are some more examples.

Tele-medicine services, videoconferencing for the treatment of diseases, and video conferencing for administrative activities are examples of e-services available to rural Bangladesh.

Setting up of nearly five thousand Union Information Service Centers is a great boost for Digital Bangladesh, especially for rural areas.

Turning eight thousand village post offices and approximately five hundred Upazila post offices into e-centers and the introduction of the mobile money order and postal cash cards are significant achievements in the recent past.

Union Information Centers, District Information Cells, National Information Cell are also revolutionary additions.

There are many more developments in the line. Deputy Commissioner Offices in districts and UNO offices in Upazilas provide a large number of e-services to rural clients.

Direct digital services eliminate middlemen and save both time and money. Without such online services, our cities and towns would have turned into difficult places to live in.

Actions or measures to be taken:

Bangladesh has an impressive track record of growth and development and aspires to achieve middle-income status by its 50th birthday.

The country needs faster growth which depends on increased investments, development of human capital, and enhanced productivity.

We have mentionable progress in ICT considering our previous condition.

But keeping in mind our current rank and status in comparison with other nations and the rapid development of ICT, the journey ahead for Digital Bangladesh will not be smooth.

Each new technology requires new skills and training. Human capital is a key factor to develop and adopt innovative ideas and technologies.

Quality ICT education as well as ICT-based education from the primary to tertiary level, along with the orientation of general mass in ICT should receive top priority.

Elimination of the digital divide between rural and urban areas and between Bangladesh and other nations is essential in order to be on par with middle-income nations.

A peaceful political environment is essential for intellectual, social, cultural, and economic development.

Time and time again, the nation’s dream for Vision 2021 and Digital Bangladesh has been shattered by the turbulent political situation.

The country dearly needs a tranquil political environment for the development of all sectors, including ICT, and for the realization of Vision 2021 and Digital Bangladesh.

Conclusion: Vision 2021 and Digital Bangladesh are some specific ideas and concepts that include the ICT use for management, administration, and governance to ensure transparency, accountability, and answerability at all levels of society and state.

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ফেইসবুকে আপডেট পেতে আমাদের অফিসিয়াল পেইজ ও অফিসিয়াল গ্রুপের সাথে যুক্ত থাকুন। ইউটিউবে পড়াশুনার ভিডিও পেতে আমাদের ইউটিউব চ্যানেল সাবস্ক্রাইব করুন।

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