Telecommunications Consultants India Limited
            Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) was set-up in 1978 with the main
      objective to provide world class technology in all fields of telecommunications and information
      technology to excel in its operations in overseas and in the domestic markets by developing
      proper marketing strategies, to acquire state of the art technology on a continuing basis and to
      maintain leadership. It has diversified into cyber parks, intelligent buildings, cyber and smart
      cities and upgradation of legacy networks by focusing on broadband, multimedia convergent
      service networks, entering new areas of IT and IT-enabled services. It is also developing telecom
      and IT training infrastructure abroad.
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      Bharat Broadband Network Limited
            Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), namely,
      Bharat Broadband networks Limited (BBNL) was incorporated in 2012 under the Indian
      Companies Act, 1956 for execution of the Bharat Net for connecting 2.50 lakh (approximately)
      Gram Panchayats (GPs).
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      Hemisphere Properties India Ltd
            Hemisphere Properties India Limited (HPIL) is another PSU under DoT. At the time of 25
      per cent stake strategic sale in Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (Now Tata Communications
      Limited), surplus land measuring 773.13 acres was demarcated out of total 1230.13 acres of land
      at four stations and it was decided that surplus land will not be a part of disinvestment bid and
      would be managed by a separate reality company.
      Vision of Digital India
            The vision of Digital India aims to transform the country into a digitally empowered society
      and knowledge economy. The programme will be implemented in phases till 2018. This
      programme has been envisaged by Department of Electronics and Information Technology
      (DeitY). It would also bring in public accountability through mandated delivery of government’s
      services electronically; a Unique ID and e-Pramaan based on authentic and standard based
      interoperable and integrated government applications and data basis. The source of funding for
      most of the e-governance projects at present is through budgetary provisions of respective
      ministries/ departments in the central or state governments. Requirements of funds for individual
      project(s) for Digital India will be worked out by respective nodal ministries/departments.
      Scope of Digital India
            The overall scope of this programme is: (a) to prepare India for a knowledge future; (b) on
      being transformative that is to realize IT (Indian Talent) + IT (Information Technology) = IT
      (India Tomorrow); (c) making technology central to enabling change; and (d) on being an
      Umbrella Programme-covering many departments.
            The programme weaves together a large number of ideas and thoughts into a single,
      comprehensive vision, so that each of them is seen as part of a larger goal. Each individual
      element stands on its own, but is also part of the larger picture. The weaving together makes the
      Mission transformative in totality.