The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has recently started holding consultations on a whitepaper titled “National Open Digital Ecosystem" or NODE.The aim of the consultation process is to come up with principles for design, governance and to strategize the national open digital ecosystem of next generation governance digital platforms. The paper defines these NODEs as Open and secure delivery platforms, anchored by transparent governance mechanisms, which enable a community of partners to unlock innovative solutions, to transform societal outcomes. In simple terms the paper is recommending principles to build the next set of Aadhaar, UPI, GSTN like technology platforms.
To discuss the consultation paper and these platforms along with the governance issues associated with it, show host Srinivas Kodali spoke to Urvashi Aneja in this episode. Urvashi is the director of Tandem Research, which has been conducting research on platform governance, future of work and labour, Artificial Intelligence and Society among other sectors.