MyIndia Initiative- Digital Volunteer Programme




The Concept: The Digital Volunteer Programme is aimed at people who are keen to use their personal social presence on different  social media platforms to talk about Government schemes and programmes. Deeply rooted in the ideals of Participative Governance, the programme aims at helping the Government of India achieve a real time engagement with people leading to a personalized interaction with the target groups. 

You may associate with this Initiative if you:
1.Have an active Twitter and Facebook account
2.Are Proficient in using social media group collaboration tools like Tweetdeck, Hootsuite etc.
3.Have an active and regularly checked email account
4.Access to a Computer/Smartphone with Internet
5.Are willing to use your personal social presence to help Government spread a word about its policies and programmes


To facilitate a personalised interaction, a Digital Volunteer
1. may like to talk  about Government Initiatives by retweeting the  messages tweeted  by MIB's Twitter Handle @MIB_India
2. may share  Ministry's Tweets (@MIB_India), Facebook Posts  (facebook.com/inbministry),  Blog posts (inbministry.blogspot.in)  and share YouTube Channel videos(youtube.com/user/inbministry) on Social Networking sites
3. may mention Official Twitter handle of MIB @MIB_India in tweets to facilitate real time engagement.
4. may suggest ways to reach out to people on social media


The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting acknowledges the role of its digital volunteers in enhancing the reach of its developmental messages.

A renewed digital volunteer programme in its second phase is therefore being launched. In this phase, the digital volunteers already registered with the Ministry may refer more digital volunteers.


Click Here to Register as a Digital Volunteer

Volunteers shall be contacted on e mail soon

116 comments:

abhimanyu tyagi said...

Very good initiative by Honorable Government of India.

Dr. JS Negi said...

Good initiative.. By ministry of information and broadcasting, government of India.
Dr. JS Negi, Uttarakhand.

LAWRENCE DSOUZA said...

Your efforts will really give fruits.

Dr. JS Negi said...

Both Ministry of health and family welfare and ministry of information and broadcasting should bring out a health care directory of some good doctors of various specialties with their contact details so that patients may approach them..
Dr. Jitender Singh Negi, Watershed Management Directorate, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

abhimanyu tyagi said...

It will really help all social networking people as now government is thinking to make database and also by this abusers and fake people might be caught.
Thxs & Regards
Abhimanyu Tyagi
Meerut-UP

Twitter Handle: @abhimanyutyagi
Facebook Id: www.facebook.com/tyagiabhimanyu

Vikram said...

It is a very good initiative but too late

Ramesh Chandra srivastava said...

yup i do agree with u in toto tyagi ji.
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A.S Rao said...

Good initiative.

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www.icefoundation.co.in said...

good initiative

mahen songara said...

It will be a milestone to achieve principle of good governance .There is more pro active need to engage mass population with government.
I will do my best to serve as volunteer in this initiative .

Vasudha Simha said...

Dear Sir/Madam
My name is Mrs. Vasudha Simha , B.Sc., (Mathematics),M.Ed., I work when there are opportunities (as my husband is in a transferable job). I give public talks over issues related to national interest and integration. I also write to forums in the interest of our nation.
I'am interested in joining as the Digital Volunteer for Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. I need clarification of the last point in terms and conditions., which says "The Digital Volunteer shall not advertise or in any manner whatsoever use the name, or any abbreviation of the name, emblem or official seal of Ministry of I&B or Government of India". My doubt is when i give the information which you have asked me to pass on to some one , and i am asked from where and how do i get/know the particular information, in that case how am i protecting the said clause. can you please further explain.
Regards.
Mrs. Vasudha Simha

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Somal Thakore said...

We have to really push hard. Overall this is a good idea and VERY GOOD INITIATIVE

prashant roy said...
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Sutej Sutar said...

this is a best way to be in true contactg with the youth specially, so this is going to be surely successful. i will surely be a part of this.

Tousif Hasan said...

outstanding intiative

Kasim_McCube said...

Good..
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डॉ शिखा कौशिक ''नूतन '' said...

शुभकामनायें हम हिंदी चिट्ठाकार हैं

डॉ शिखा कौशिक ''नूतन '' said...

PLEASE RUN THIS WEBSITE IN HINDI ALSO .A LOT OF BLOGGERS ARE DOING BLOGGING IN HINDI .

shrikant shelke said...

Congratulations for this initiative.
I would like to be involved as volunteer.
I am working as social media analyst and have 2 years experience with the same.
I will be happy to take make involvement.
Twitter: @eskays30
Facebook: www.facebook.con/eskays30
Google+: eskays30
Linkedin: eskays30
Youtube: eskays30
Pinterest: eskays30

शालिनी कौशिक said...

nice .

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said...

thank you for the suggestion. will try to implement it ASAP.

डॉ शिखा कौशिक ''नूतन '' said...

I HAVE GIVEN THIS BLOG'S LINK ON MY BLOG -हम हिंदी चिट्ठाकार हैं
हम हिंदी चिट्ठाकार हैं PLEASE VISIT .

डॉ शिखा कौशिक ''नूतन '' said...

hindi me post dekhkar ati prasannta hui .aabhar

JIGMY YONZON said...

hmmm nice1

Anirban Patra said...

Could i get any certificate regarding this from the ministry?

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Manish Aman said...

I think by joining this blog at least there will increase awareness for how to use social media as well as how can you realize your duty towards nation? Very Happy to join this blog as Digital Volunteers.

Manish Aman said...

I will also try to support my online effort for that.

N.A.Shah Ansari said...

Great.......
Praiseworthy initiative of MIB.......

N.A.Shah Ansari

Anup Srinarayan said...
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Anup Srinarayan said...

यह अच्छी शुरुआत है इसको अंग्रेजी के साथ हिंदी भाषा में भी रखा जाय तो और ही अच्छा होगा

Anup Srinarayan said...

यह अच्छी शुरुआत है इसको अंग्रेजी के साथ हिंदी भाषा में भी रखा जाय तो और ही अच्छा होगा

Arasavilli students voluntary organisation said...

Improve blog by attaching other government websites information .and also other useful links...

Arasavilli students voluntary organisation said...

should reach the every student and public in our country through electronic and print media in every state about this .

Ravi Kumar said...

Nice

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said...

Active Participation of Digital Volunteers would be acknowledged by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said...

Digital Volunteers may retweet and share messages posted from MIB' s social media accounts. However, use of official emblem/seal of Ministry of I&B/ Government of India is prohibited.

Shriraj Kesariya said...

I am wid u,always.

shiv yadav said...

this program is exampale for developement of our country

shiv yadav said...

every person from social media should take part in this event

Niraj said...

Fantastic ............Best use of social media for development causes!!!!!!!

Congrats MIB india

Ganesh Dimber said...

this is very good idea for initiative india bharat nirman i m very happy for this project so pls.continue this idea thanx

Ganesh Dimber said...

good idea for bharat nirman...........

thrinath mullapudi said...

I appreciate the idea of using internet interface by Govt. for communicating with its citizens, opening a door for common people to get aware of its policies and to express what we really need. Hope its going to catalyze the India's growth.

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Scorpion said...

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JOHN VIVIAN PRASHANT said...

Sir
In the era of Good Governance & e Governance initiatives this is a very welcome step as expressed by all the above.
I myself signed up recently.My Digital Volunteer Registration no. is 271002.

There are certain suggestions I would Like to share.

JOHN VIVIAN PRASHANT said...

For Starters,
Those who love to work for the country would very well do so with no incentive required to lure them to do so.And such people neither have any materialistic expectations. I myself started a site a http://johnspace.in/ where I generally try to discuss all socio-economically relevant issues in India.
But then I went ahead and registered as a digital volunteer, since I felt ,there is nothing wrong in getting recognized for the work, which you have already been doing.
So, lets face it, incentives do give a little extra push.
And the same is expressed by the site administrator. You have told that active members would be issued certificates. But how will you exactly get to know who is active and who's not.Because we are simply issued a number. The Blog posts we make are not tracked by this Id number.
So my first suggestion would be to use some kind of a system "Wherein the posts made by bloggers are tracked in reference to the Id"...This can be achieved by having a facility to sign up into InB site via Id number, and then bloggers can log in here and give a link to their blogpost which is relevant to India and Related issues.
Such a system is already in place at indiblogger.in
Here as suggested earlier, people would give links to relevant blog-posts. These can be voted on by other users.
Therefore we will have a ranking system.
So at the end of the day we know that Digital Volunteer No. So & So is at this rank....
Well this is the first solution, not very difficult to implement...I am sure InB can easily spare a WebDomain for this purpose...Though catchy domains like BLOG FOR INDIA or INDIAN BLOGGER have been taken.
But if this seems a tough job (Being a government servant myself, I understand how sometimes even a small initiative might take long time).There is a easy alternative.
Instead of starting a site and doing the tough job. I&B could organize some kind of blog competition on already existing platforms.
In this regard I have already initiated inquiries, and I believe most of the existing platforms wont even charge.Because this is a government endeavor to make change.

JOHN VIVIAN PRASHANT said...

Then,
I believe mere Re-Blogging or Re-Tweet is going to do no much good.
Because all that material is already available on the net. And as per google Panda logic etc..We very well know that copied or re-blogged content never shows up on a google search.
Moreover, a person who wants info will get it himself. And the one who wants to be ignorant will not take the effort to read a post even if it appears on his facebook wall or twitter handle.
The only affect of Re-Blogging & Re-Tweeting will be lots of MB of download and upload, simply waste of resource.
The PIB is a awesome source of knowledge. But the problem is people don't feel like going through it because these are bland black & white ,To The Point pages..
People wan't some juicy item on their read list.
So usually my strategy is,
I take fodder material from PIB.nic.in & mix it with some reflections of my own and add pictures and stuff, which attracts readers. But even while doing so, I never compromise on being Value-Neutral, unbiased and apolitical.
So this is the second suggestion, reward bloggers who come up with innovative articles rather than those who mere click on the re-blog button.

JOHN VIVIAN PRASHANT said...

Finally,
There is a very strange phobia in the blogging community. Especially the new bloggers go crazy about displaying some Banners & Logos on their home pages..Commonly these are called as Widgets..Since people display these widgets voluntarily, its a good way to spread the word automatically.
But as I read in the earlier moderators comment, Bloggers cant use the InB ministry logos etc.
(Again, being a central government employee, I understand the gravity of such an issue, its a very serious issue)
Here again there are alternatives.
We cant use the InB official name etc.
But we can develop a LOGO/BANNER/WIDGET especially for the DIGITAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME. It could be a catchy emblem, with a nationalistic appeal.
So this solves another problem.

JOHN VIVIAN PRASHANT said...

I would like to tell the Administrator that, I am not here just to sermon and give solutions..
I am readily available even for the follow up on the above mentioned 3 solutions...

As told earlier I have already started inquiring with websites where we could have blogger contest.
And regarding the widget also, I have certain designer friends who could help out.

Please Make this endurance gets publicized and implemented well.
This could become a very important platform to share the good a government does(Irrelevant of which party is in rule)
For those numskulls, who run circus shows on news this could be a good reply.

Instead of hollow,haughty, nonsensical debates shown on Private news channels, which don't educate people, this platform could serve very useful.


Please Get Back to me

john1989iist@gmail.com


JOHN VIVIAN PRASHANT
SCIENTIST/ENGINEER- "SC"
VSSC, ISRO

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said...

Thank you for your suggestions.

JOHN VIVIAN PRASHANT said...
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JOHN VIVIAN PRASHANT said...

I thought, since I had given a cartloads of suggestions on improving this endeavor, I will chip in a bit from my side, in terms of concrete outcome.

As I had suggested I have done a simple paint job to generate a WIDGET, I will share the same here.

Also, I would like to know from the administrator if it is fine to use it as a Widget for this programme.

JOHN VIVIAN PRASHANT said...

Here is a link to the Code for My India Initiative - Digital Volunteer Programme Widget.
And In this post I have also mentioned how to use this widget, for the convenience of those who might not be comfortable

http://www.johnspace.in/2013/04/widget-for-my-india-initiative-digital.html

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said...

We acknowledge your endeavours.However, we would like to inform you that we do NOT intend using any widget / Virtual badge for the programme for now.

JOHN VIVIAN PRASHANT said...

Attempts to popularise My India Initiative-Digital Volunteer Programme

Again some attempts.In line with my suggestions. The same has been emailed to the administrator.
I shall put this here anyways for the benefit and knowledge of other community members.

Attempts to popularise My India Initiative-Digital Volunteer Programme
http://www.johnspace.in/2013/04/attempts-to-popularise-my-india.html#links

gyanendra6543 said...

nice move by the ib minister & will sensitize youth towards the various programs & schemes of government & they can help the government in ensuring good governance however i would like to bring into notice for information & broadcasting ministry that in recent two to three months the prices of internet tarrif specially for mobile users & smart phone users increased by more than 50-60% which is again a reason for youths unaffordability for such a higher rates so i ould like to advice administrators to look into matter & take necessary steps to control the internet tariff so that it can be ithin the range of a common people not like a status symbol as this is the most vital component for economic as well as technological growth of the country.for example in USA the internet facility is so much cheap that everyone in USA can afford the internet not like India where people may buy the smart phone but due to very high internet charge don't use the internet tariff in that & it is a harsh reality for Indians
so in that limelight i would like to advice to have a check on the telecom service providers so that no Indian debarred from such services due to unaffordability

gyanendra6543 said...

in my recent comment due to some problem the letter *w is missing in some places so please adjust accordingly

Naveen B Ramu said...

Hello Sir/Madam,

It's good effort & initiative towards making our people aware of their own affairs. Thank you for it.
It would be much more better, if various developmental schemes, policies & programmes (of Govt. of India and State governments) are included. Also Foreign policies of India, it's relationship with other countries and International agencies (like UN, ASEAN, IMF, WB, WTO etc).
It would be much more empowering platform if the general information about various necessary acts, like Compulsory education act, Right to Service, women and child empowerment act, environment protection act, minority affairs, etc.
Also can get a good support for proposed Goods & Service Tax and DTC from people through this platform, so that people can act as pressure groups to their respective state governments.

Thanks a lot for giving us an opportunity to become a responsible citizens of India.

Thank you

JOHN VIVIAN PRASHANT said...

The info you are suggesting is very elaborately available in india.gov.in or pib.nic.in ....
But as you have rightly pointed out..this info is very scattered and not easily comprehensible i above mentioned sites..
But I think having a blog..we can be the change we want...
I have plans to do the same on my blog @ johnspace.in
Unfortunately its a vast task to take up.I am in the planning phase of it now..

JOHN VIVIAN PRASHANT said...

As a part of My India Initiative.I would like to submit this Article I have compiled about our country's complete history in a form even a layman can understand..
I have mainly resorted to videos..
Please consider publishing this on the inbministry blog

Link : The Complete History of India from Vedic Age to Post Independence with videos @ johnSpace

JOHN VIVIAN PRASHANT said...

I request the Administrator to reply to the previous post

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said...

Social Media Cell will get back to you on this soon..

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Stephan White said...

It will be a milestone to achieve principle of good governance .There is more pro active need to engage mass population with government.
Glyn Willmoth

javed said...

हम आप को सहयोग दे रहे हैं और हमारी कोशिश है की आप की बात ज्यादा से ज्यादा लोगों तक पहुचे, लेकिन ये कौन सा तुक है की हम आप को रिपोर्ट दें की हमने कितना ट्विट किया , कितने ब्लॉग शेयर किया या कितने पोस्ट शेयर किया? ये आप का काम है की आप नज़र रखें। कृपया इस बात पर ध्यान दें, इस से हमारे समय का दुरूपयोग होता है, हम सहयोग दे रहे हैं और बेहतर सहयोग दे रहे हैं सिर्फ इस लिए की लोगों पे प्रचार प्रसार हो सके। धन्यवाद

Aswini Kumar Pati said...

HI
I am Digital Volunteer from Orissa State
My name is Aswini Kumar Pati
This is good forum to know about the Govt. plan and policy.

Regards
Aswini Kumar Pati
Digital Volunteer
Orissa
Mobile :09861156224

Nikhil Gangavane said...

I would have loved to help but it is so shameful to have our I&B Ministry to host their blog/website on GOOGLE-BLOGSPOT. 1. They should have their own server. 2. They should not host their information on a public server like google which is generally an enemy of every government for freedom of speech. SHAME!

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kalyanpanda said...

CATV digitization has given transparent data. Conventional standard analogue FTA channels (VHF UHF) should be on. visit www.nctc.org The number n worth of SetTopBoxes imported from China is mind boggling. Compatibility with Indian Standard specification is a wild guess. Power consumption norms not marked/verified. Highly populous India is not yet ready for this technical glitz. Maintenance, technical, clerical, commercial, administrative would be a hazard. Portability, subsidy, swapping, A-la-carte/bouquet rates on DASH not decided/fixed yet. R
Entertainment verdict in SC to be implemented. Competition Commission n Fundumental constutional entrepreneur rights to examine the related issues and then the FDI context. Hope an applied thought process prevails.

kalyanpanda said...

Small Scale status n Bank Loan to Local Cable Opreators to be fast-tracked n expedited. A human touch to remain.

Gurnoor Behl said...

So by that you mean that you will provide a certificate for the volunteers in this programme? Yes?

Aakash Goel said...

Hi.
I am aakash.
i have just seen this website this is very innovative work by our goverment.i am very happy if i would be the part of this digital volunteer programme.This would give me very different felling if i would be able to remove corruption from its root.Corruption is biggest enemy of our country india. it can not be compared to even britisher who have looted our whole country hindustan because in this we can not differentiate that some specific person is indian our foreigner. from basic to high almost all our corrupted.in today scenario it is very difficult for that person who is not corrupted because there is so much pressure from their top chairperson.

I have just entered in the age of 18.as we all know at this stage we are mature and need proof of this (license,pan card etc).so when i had gone to their respective departments their are so much difficulties which common person have to face & all difficulties itself remove if we give some bribe to them.so sometimes i also feel that somewhere we are giving enhacement to corruption after losing our confidence.
so now time to join hands & let throw the corruption FROM OUR COUNTRY to BERMUDA TRIANGLE.

पूरण खण्डेलवाल said...

शुरुआत अच्छी है लेकिन यहाँ भी मातृभाषा हिंदी के साथ दोहरा रवैया देखकर निराशा ही हुयी है !

Manoranjan Panda said...

Participatory development. Before finalization of any policy, the draft copy should come for people's view in this forum.
Regards,
Manoranjan, Odisha

The Friday Post said...

Good people platform and news network available to the frieday post.

The Friday Post said...

Hero of the society news and Great people society news provider for thefridaynews.com.

aviral pal said...

hi, when u will disclose the names of selected as digital volunteer.............

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said...

The next batch of volunteers shall receive e-mails in the next few days

kalyanpanda said...

Digital volunteer regn no is misplaced. How to get that?

ankush deol said...
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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said...

Please send an e-mail to myindiainitiaitve@gmail.com from your registered e-mail id

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ravi kumar said...

Very good initiative by Honorable Government of India.
P. RAVI KUMAR(unemployed)
NELLORE(DT)
ANDHRA PRADESH

ankit pratap Singh said...

its,good plateform

ankit pratap Singh said...
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ankit pratap Singh said...

all technical student to support soical media &IB

ankit pratap Singh said...

you will going the registerd email id.

ankit pratap Singh said...

if any problem to work all ,IB volunteer then
now you contact me.
no.9453640388

Harish Benjwal said...

when we will get our volunteer certificate? am waiting for it eagerly as i have completed six months of active participation

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Pranav Waghmare said...

is everyone going to get volunteer Certificate????
If yes when and what are the conditions?

kishor said...

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting's Social Media Cell haven't call me yet.
Jai Hind

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Naveen_Sound_Engineer said...

How can i get my registration number, I am already a Digital Volunteer?

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