Call for Inputs on MeitY’s White Paper on National Open Digital Ecosystems

[Update: MeitY has extended the deadline to submit comments till 31st May, 2020 based on NASSCOM’s representation. Accordingly, we ask members to send their inputs to NASSCOM latest by 30th April, so that we may consider them in our submission]

MeitY has released a White Paper on National Open Digital Ecosystems (NODE) (link). Open digital ecosystems refer to open and secure digital delivery platforms. MeitY, alongwith other departments of GoI, is working on building an enabling ecosystem to leverage digital platforms for transformative social, economic and governance impact, through a citizen-centric approach.

The whitepaper highlights key elements of NODE and describes the paradigm shift from earlier approaches to digital governance or ‘GovTech’. The whitepaper establishes design principles that can help realise the full potential of open digital ecosystems to create transformative impact across sectors. The final chapter of the whitepaper lists a set of key questions on which public consultation is sought- the questions relate to governance, financing and risk management of NODES.


The deadline to submit comments to MeitY on the whitepaper is 31st March May (11:45 p.m. IST).


NASSCOM is working on submitting its inputs to MeitY. In case this issue is relevant to your organisation, we request you to send your inputs to  and latest by 18th March 30th April, 2020 so that we may review them and consider them in our submission. We cannot guarantee that inputs received later than 18th 30th will be considered in NASSCOM’s submission. If you require more time to submit inputs to NASSCOM, please intimate us in advance.


Please find below the whitepaper for your reference.


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