sustainability and justice

Financial inclusion: Time to tie up loose ends

India has done well to improve financial inclusion, but 28% of rural households and 80% of MSMEs still lack access to formal finance. Read more »
artificial intelligence, AI, AI regulation

AI regulation needed, but fear of unknown should not block human progress

The calls for AI regulation and concerns about its threat stem from fears about the impact on jobs, data privacy and individual rights. Read more »
Fintech regulation

Fintech regulation: India seeks to balance innovation with risk management

Fintech regulation in India: After RBI nudge, fintech industry looks to establish self-regulatory organisations to formulate rules and standards. Read more »
Liberalised remittance scheme

RBI rules for liberalised remittance scheme cause confusion

Wealthy Indians in a bind over the new RBI guidelines for liberalised remittance scheme that prevents them from holding money in offshore bank accounts for longer than six months. Read more »
Digital india act

Digital India Act: Govt must earn the trust of stakeholders

MeitY has held a round of consultations with industry stakeholders, policy advocates, and legal experts on the broad contours of the Digital India Act. Read more »
Common services centres and e-governance

India will need unique solutions to create world-class digital infrastructure

India took the middle path for its digital infrastructure – not the western model based on large private tech platforms, or the completely distributed edge-based computing. Read more »
insolvency and bankruptcy, IBC

India must promote foreign investment in legal services

Foreign investment in legal services will help India create effective legal advisory services and dispute resolution mechanisms, essential for ease of doing business. Read more »
drug and pharma industry, e-pharmacies

Regulation of e-pharmacies: India can draw from global best practices

An outright ban on e-pharmacies goes against the government’s intent to create a digital infrastructure as a driver of India’s long-term growth. #industry #ecommerce Read more »
Estonia is the most digitised nation

Digital governance: Lessons from Estonia to India, rest of the world

Data confidentiality, data availability, and data integrity – focus on these three pillars of information security helped #Estonia become the most digitised nation. Read more »