Indian Govt Collaborates with Twitter for the Digital India Initiative, Launches ‘Twitter Samvad’
Twitter today inaugurated a tweet-powered digital media service called ‘Twitter Samvad’ in India in association with the Narendra Modi government. The new service allows users to get daily updates via tweets and SMS on their handsets.
Through Twitter Samvad, anybody who is registered for the service can get updates on government policy, services, and activities from the government and national leaders’ Twitter handles. Anyone who owns a mobile phone can sign up for Twitter Samvad with each of the 16 launch partners. The signup process is easy and doesn’t rely on internet. Anyone with or without a net pack can register by giving a missed call to the phone numbers allotted to each of the partners.
Lets deepen our connect! Give a missed call on 011 3006 3006 & get my Tweets on your mobile as SMS.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 24, 2015
The Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, put forward a vision to digitize India, and Twitter Samvad is a step towards the right direction. Moreover, it will help government bodies to connect directly with the citizens.
The CEO of Twitter Dick Costolo talked about the launch –
Based on Indian technological innovation, Twitter Samvad is dedicated and specially built for the largest democracy of the world. The Lok Sabha election of 2014 was the first-ever Twitter Election in India and we want to continue contributing to the development of digital governance in India. As part of the Prime Minister’s Digital India initiative, this Tweet-powered service enables citizens to be the first to know about the government’s actions by receiving political content in real-time on their mobile devices anywhere in the country.
This is another major announcement of the day after the decision of Supreme Court to cease Section 66 A of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Today, the Supreme Court of India made the judgment in favour of internet freedom, saying that it has been guaranteed by the constitution.
The list of 16 government partners contributing in Twitter Samvad, along with their phone numbers, is given below:
|@NarendraModi||011 3006 3006|
|@PMOIndia||011 3006 3007|
|@adgpi||011 3049 6116|
|@RailMinIndia||011 3049 6222|
|@anandibenpatel||011 3049 6050|
|@CMofKarnataka||011 3049 4737|
|@CPBLR||011 3049 5141|
|@BlrCityPolice||011 3049 5242|
|@blrcitytraffic||011 3049 5464|
|@ncbn||011 3049 5767|
|@TelanganaCMO||011 3049 5868|
|@YadavAkhilesh||011 3008 3380|
|@UPGovt||011 3049 6353|
|@NitishKumarJDU||011 3008 2828|
|@MamataOfficial||011 3008 3333|
|@MeaIndia||011 3049 5969|