Govt initiates Open Network for Digital Commerce

ONDC is expected to digitize the entire value chain, standardize operations, promote inclusion of suppliers, derive efficiencies in logistics and enhance value for consumers.

GN Bureau | July 6, 2021


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The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has initiated a project on Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC). ONDC aims at promoting open networks developed on open-sourced methodology using open specifications and open network protocols independent of any specific platform. ONDC is expected to digitize the entire value chain, standardize operations, promote inclusion of suppliers, derive efficiencies in logistics and enhance value for consumers. The task has been assigned to the Quality Council of India (QCI).

An advisory council has been constituted to advise the government on measures needed to design and accelerate the adoption of ONDC. The members of the Advisory Council will be RS Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority; Nandan M. Nilekani, non-executive Chairman of Infosys; Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman, QCI and Capacity Building Commission; Anjali Bansal, Founder & Chairperson, Avaana Capital; Arvind Gupta, Co-founder & Head, Digital India Foundation; Dilip Asbe, MD & CEO, NPCI; Suresh Sethi, MD & CEO, NSDL; Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary-General, CAIT; Kumar Rajagopalan, CEO, RAI and additional secretary (ITeC), DPIIT shall be the convenor of the advisory council.

 

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