CMAI suggests ways for better implementation of digital economy

The suggestions include large scale online programmes for the education of e-transactions and a watchdog mechanism to control cyber security breach

GN Bureau | December 20, 2016


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Calling demonetisation a bold step by the Narendra Modi government, CMAI association of India noted that the move will help curb black money from the economy and push digital economy.

The Communication Multimedia and Infrastructure (CMAI) association of India is an integrated professional registered association in India for mobiles, telecom, ICT, education, cyber security, communications, multimedia, manufacturing industries and infrastructure sector having more than 48,500 members.  The association is partnered with 54 representatives across the world.

The association has given nine suggestions to the government. They are:
 

  1. Initiate large scale online programmes for the education of e-transactions and digital economy. Large scale public awareness programmes at melas, exhibitions, shopping complexes and point of sales and advertising through TV and radio.
     
  2. Specialised skill or vocational courses be immediately started for digital payments.
     
  3. Provide volunteers to help in educating people at the grass root level especially rural population for the use of e-payments over currency.
  4. Educate people not to panic and hoard currency so as to avoid artificial shortage of currency notes.
     
  5. Involve students from universities and senior citizens for educating the rural and low income urban population for the use of e-payments.
  6. Support government initiatives to enhance cyber security and to provide a watchdog mechanism to control cyber security breach and cyber frauds.
     
  7. Help small and marginal traders, especially vendors for the use of e-payments methods to reduce currency transactions.
     
  8. CMAI also recommends that all available options for increasing the connectivity should be explored including satellite, optical fibre and new technologies such as white space etc.
     
  9. CMAI is hopeful that government will announce substantial incentives in the coming budget 2017-18 for quantum jump in digital payments coupled with increased pace for digital India. The budget for 2017-18 is expected to be a big budget for accelerating the economy in a major way and major structural reforms for development of infrastructure in the country.

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