Introduction: Today the entire world is gradually becoming a Digital Planet. Almost every state is heading towards a knowledge-based society and Bangladesh cannot stay away from the advantages of it. In the recent general election, Awami League one of the major political parties first declared vision – 2021 with a view to developing Bangladesh into a digital country by the next decade.
What is Digital Bangladesh and Vision -2021: Digital Bangladesh means it will be an estate all of its activities like governance, commerce, education, agriculture, etc. will be powered by computer and internet. On the other hand, vision 2021 indicates the range of things visualized with the help of the power of looking ahead up to the year 2021, making a proper plan about them and implementing the plan into reality. Taking the year as a vision, The government of Bangladesh has fixed its plan of making Digital Bangladesh within this stipulated period.
They aimed at making a Digital Bangladesh: Bangladesh is still burdened with poverty, overpopulation, unemployment, corruption food deficiency natural calamities, power crisis, etc. Considering all these, the present government has aimed at making a Digital Bangladesh overcome most of this problem. The actual aim of Digital Bangladesh is to establish technology-based digital governance which will emphasize the overall development of the country and the nation.
The plans taking by the government: Bangladesh Awami League placed before the nation1some plants in the light of its vision-2021. Such as:
(a) 100 percen net student enrolment at primary level.
(b) Supply of pure drinking water for the entire population.
(c) Self-sufficiency in food.
(d) Each house brought under hygienic sanitation.
(e) Free tuition up to degree level.
(f) Bangladesh attains full literacy.
(g) Living accommodation for the entire population.
(h) Unemployment reduced to 15 per cent froin the present rate of 40 per cent.
(i) Poverty rate comes down to 15% from 45% at present.
(j) Bangladesh known as a country of educated people with skills in inform ation technology.
Implementation some plans: Some plans of the government are implementing into reality. Enrolment the student at the primary level is increasing. The final examination of primary education has shown enthusiasm, eagerness among the pupils and people. The frequency of power failure has decreased mentionable. Supply of pure drinking water is available now. Use of hygienic sanitation is increasing.
The position of another plan: Diverse vision in health service has not even been initiated. There is soft and slowness in health service. To make the country peaceful, law and order situation has not advanced in the vision line of the present government. In the field of IT, we can’t see any development. In the field of agriculture, there is no radical change.
Barriers to fulfill this vision: The people of Bangladesh remain far away from using IT. Due to poverty and illiteracy, the use of IT is beyond imagination. Despite having a lot of interest, most of the people remain out of access to IT because of the high price.
Conclusion: Though it is very hard to fulfill the vision-2021 and making Digital Bangladesh it is not impossible.
If it is possible to take realistic and contemporary steps to fulfill the vision – 2021, the government will be capable to regulate the whole country with pressing a button only.