Department of Telecommunications, Government of India and the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) organized an online event – ‘Digital Transformation Center Stage (DTCS) – India’ to showcase and highlight successes of India in effective Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) adoption to encourage CTO member countries for adopting transformative digital solutions. India is a member country of the CTO which comprises 33 countries as its members.
In the event, the success stories of Aadhar (unique digital identifier) and Unified Payment Interface (UPI) System which are significant elements of Digital India Programme were shared with representatives of CTO member countries. UIDAI made presentation on Aadhar and highlighted its features such as 1.26 Bn live Aadhar, 68+ Bn Authentications, its support in Financial Inclusion, Aadhar-enabled Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and its other use-cases. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) made presentation on UPI System benefiting consumers, banks, fintech and merchants; and highlighted its features such as 4.52 Bn transactions in the month of February 2022 along with its other use-cases.
Department of Telecommunications thanked the CTO and its members; and proposed to provide support to them in their similar efforts and adoption of these solutions for empowering citizens. The CTO and member countries appreciated India for sharing these success stories with them.