Budget 2017 is an extremely promising one, and extremely pro digital economy: Rakesh Desmukh, Indus OS

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | February 02, 2017 17:20 IST

Specific announcements and provisions like the target of Rs 2,500 crore digital transactions across platforms like UPI, AadharPay, IMPS, launch of AadharPay for merchants, and Aadhar-based smart cards for senior citizens, all encourage more Indians to come online and gives them more reason to transact online.

Union Budget 2016-17
The Budget is an extremely promising one, and extremely pro digital economy. Several of the initiatives rolled out seek to include the masses into the ‘Digital India’ fold, making it possible for them to not only have the right technology to transact online, but also the right broadband infrastructure to provide Internet to data dark areas. Specific announcements and provisions like the target of Rs 2,500 crore digital transactions across platforms like UPI, AadharPay, IMPS, launch of AadharPay for merchants, and Aadhar-based smart cards for senior citizens, all encourage more Indians to come online and gives them more reason to transact online. Incentives to promote the use of BHIM app will make citizens more comfortable with mobile wallets, and we see all of these as providing a major boost to India’s move to digital.
 
As a Made in India operating system, Indus OS has been rapidly expanding its footprint across India. With the Govt’s effort towards digitising the nation, smartphones will become a critical conduit to bring technology access to the common man. And as more Indians come online, there is a pressing need for smartphones to be designed to suit their unique needs, in their regional languages, and OS-led innovations will lead the way in seeing this vision through. We remain invested in the Govt’s efforts, and will continue to partner with the Govt. to bring newer innovations to the fore.
 
The author, Rakesh Desmukh is CEO & co-Founder, Indus OS.

 

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