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Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI)


Source: ET

 Context: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) voted unanimously to adopt India’s proposal for developing digital public infrastructure (DPI) as the right way for deploying digital technology,


More about the News:

  • Developing DPI will include platforms such as Aadhaar, United Payments Interface (UPI), DigiLocker, and DPI in agriculture, education and finance.
  • Also, at the G7 meeting of health ministers, India proposed convergence of all digital initiatives through a “global initiative on digital health” to be housed at the WHO


Benefits of DPI:

  • Aadhaar enables the direct transfer of social safety net payments, reducing leakages and corruption
  • Digital payments expanded smaller merchants’ customer base and improved access to financial services.
  • Digitalization formalized the economy, with nearly 9 million new GST taxpayers CoWIN platform scaled India’s vaccine delivery services.