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India Stack:Pioneering Digital Transformation with Open APIs



  Nov 02, 2023

India Stack and its impact



1. What is India Stack?

India Stack is a set of open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and digital public goods designed to facilitate digital transactions, identity verification, and data sharing at a large scale in India.

2. What are the key components of India Stack?

India Stack includes components like Aadhaar authentication, e-KYC, e-Sign, DigiLocker, United Payment Interface (UPI), Aadhaar Enabled Payment System, Immediate Payment Service, and Aadhaar Payment Bridge.

3. How has India Stack transformed digital payments in India?

India Stack, particularly UPI, has played a pivotal role in the rapid growth of digital payments in India, making it convenient and accessible for people across the country.

4. What is the future outlook for UPI transactions in India?

According to a PwC India report, UPI transactions are expected to reach one billion per day by 2026-27, accounting for 90% of India’s retail digital payments.

5. Who has been instrumental in developing India Stack?

The Indian Software Products Industry Round Table (iSPIRT) has been a key driver in the development of India Stack.

6. What are some recent developments related to India Stack?

Recent developments include the launch of account aggregators and open networks like the Open Credit Enablement Network and the Open Health Services Network.

7. Has India Stack extended its influence beyond India’s borders?

Yes, India has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with several countries, and India Stack is contributing to initiatives like WANI (Wireless Access Network Interface) to provide internet access to rural areas.

8. What are the upcoming initiatives from iSPIRIT related to India Stack?

iSPIRIT plans to introduce Sakram for cybersecurity solutions and Bharat Distributed Ledger for enforcing commercial contracts in the coming year.

These FAQs provide an overview of India Stack and its significance in India’s digital transformation.

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