Abhishek Singh has been appointed as the managing director and CEO of Digital India Corporation (DIC). Singh is also serving as the CEO of MyGov since October 2019. In addition, he was also made the President and CEO of the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) in November 2019.
DIC was founded as Media Lab Asia in 2001 as a non-for-profit research entity that was a collaboration between the MIT Media Lab and the then Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. It was renamed as Digital India Corporation in September 2017 and falls within the mandate of the now Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. It is a not-for-profit company set up under Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013.
There are four divisions of DIC- NeGD, MyGov, Information Technology Research Academy, and PhD Scheme.
In May 2017, board of the then Media Lab Asia realigned its mission to match the objectives of the Digital India vision. This included a complete restructuring of its administrative components.
Meanwhile, NeGD was created as an independent business division under the then Media Lab Asia in 2009.