Nandan Nilekani joining as advisor to prevent Digital Monopolies in the Govt

Nandan Nilekani

The non-executive chairman of Infosys, Nandan Nilekani is to join the government’s Open network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) as an advisor to prevent digital monopolies. “We have decided to set up an advisory council to provide the government with wise advice needed for designing and accelerating for adopting ONDC”, said the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

       This nine-membered panel aims in promoting open networks which are developed using an open-source methodology. This uses only open specifications and open network protocols independent of any specific platform.

       The official release said that the ONDC is organized for digitizing the entire value chain, standardizing the operations, promoting inclusion of suppliers, deriving efficiencies in logistics, and enhancing value for customers.

       The other members of this council are R.S. Sharma (the National Health Authority CEO), Adil Zainulbhai (Chairman of QCI), Anjali Bansal (Avana Capital founder), Arvind Gupta (Digital India Founder and Co-founder), Dilip Asbe (CEO of National Payments Corporation India), Suresh Sethi (National Security Depository MD), P. Khandelwal (Secretary-General of CAIT), and Kumar Rajagopalan (CEO of Retailers Association of India).

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