Digital India Corporation (Formerly Media Lab Asia) is a not for profit organization established by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India, under Section 25 of the Companies Act 1956 (Section 8 under Companies Act 2013). The goal of the company is to bring the benefits of ICT to the common man. It commenced with the functional activity areas such as World Computer (Affordable, ubiquitous computing and access devices), Bits for All (Low Cost, High bandwidth connectivity) and Tomorrow’s Tool (Rurally relevant applications). However, it was after changed to application areas such as ICT for Healthcare, Education, Livelihood and Empowerment of Disabled.
Since then the company has taken up 75 development programmes and some of the projects are now being rolled out at the national level. The company has a unique way of growth by working with an expanding network of research laboratories responsible for development work. It commenced with creating a hub at some of the IITs and the list of such project partners has grown to more than 58. The partners are a combination of academic and Research and Development institutions, industry, NGOs and Govt. Agencies. The programs can be sponsored by Corporate Bodies, Govt. (Central/State) and Local Municipal Bodies/Panchayats etc.
After development, the technology is taken from lab to land for pilot testing/ large scale deployment by a unique scheme of provider/user membership under PPP model. MLAsia is poised for developing relevant and sustainable technologies and culturally appropriate solutions touching the daily lives of common people in years to come.
- To be responsible and facilitate innovation and deployment of solutions
- To help the transfer of technologies/solutions developed in-house or otherwise
- To promote awareness in the area of ICT solutions
- To develop, establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve the effectiveness of the Quality Management System (QMS) to grant the advantages of ICT & other advanced technologies to the common man.