Digital India Foundation (DIF) is a non-for-profit trust founded by Arvind Gupta, Ashok Malik and Samir Saran and designed as a think-tank aiming to foster digital inclusion and adoption, and the use of the Internet and related technologies for the developmental process.
The digital debate is a cross-cutting one. In India, and in the Indian social and socio-economic process, it aims to further and foster discussions on options and opportunities under the rubric of the entire ecosystem formulated by the Indian government and its Digital India programme (the name is coincidental; there is no direct connection between DIF and the government programme). DIF’s ambit of interest extends to but doesn’t stop at discussions and debates within the frameworks of Make In India, Smart Cities, Technology Inclusion, Digital Literacy, Participative Governance. Innovation Incubation, Software Product Procurement, E-Business and Disintermediation of Markets.
Arvind, Samir and Ashok hope DIF will contribute to the transformation of Indian society, and help the public sphere leverage the force-multiplier capacities of technology.