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DPIIT assigns state-wise nodal officers to assist MSMEs in ONDC onboarding

Updated: Jul 14, 2023 05:12:22pm

DPIIT assigns state-wise nodal officers to assist MSMEs in ONDC onboarding

New Delhi, July 14 (KNN) The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has appointed nodal officers in all the states to help startups, MSMEs, and retailers onboard the government's initiative open network for digital commerce (ONDC).

ONDC is an initiative of the DPIIT which aims to build an open, interoperable network on which buyers and sellers can transact without needing to be present on the same platform.


It is neither an application, nor platform, intermediary or software but a set of specifications/provisions designed to promote open, unbundled, and interoperable open networks.

It offers small retailers an opportunity to provide their services, and goods to buyers across the country through an e-commerce system, where buyers will be able to purchase the products, which are sold on any platform.

The nodal officers in every state would drive dedicated and customised programs for startups, MSMEs, retailers and state bodies to take advantage of the network.

The appointments were conducted in collaboration with all state governments.

Joint Secretary in the DPIIT Sanjiv said that the officers will help spread awareness, empower the local e-commerce ecosystem and onboard local businesses onto the network.

State governments can also integrate existing state portals or systems with the ONDC.

"We are excited to have all the states' nodal officers onboard in our mission. This is a stepping stone toward driving population-scale digital transformation in governance and delivering benefits to every citizen of India, suited and customized to each state's needs and priorities,” he said.

"We look forward to working closely with our colleagues across the states towards maximising the unprecedented benefits unlocked through ONDC," he said.

T Koshy, MD & CEO of ONDC said the move would help democratize digital commerce in India.  (KNN Bureau)


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