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MeitY and Google launch ‘Digital Payment Security Alliance’

The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has come together with Google to create community awareness on safe digital practices.

By:IANS, NEW DELHI
| Updated on: Mar 24 2017, 12:27 IST
The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has come together with Google to create community awareness on safe digital practices
The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has come together with Google to create community awareness on safe digital practices (AFP File Photo)

Google and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on Thursday announced a 'Digital Payment Security Alliance' initiative that aims to create community awareness on safe and secure digital practices.

Under this initiative, banks, Fintech companies and government will work together to create awareness as users adopt digital and mobile payments.

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"The government has been placing a lot of emphasis on digital payments. But digital payments will not be possible unless people are assured it is secured. So the government is working on all levels to enhance the security architecture," Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, MeitY told reporters here.

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"We will work with the government to get every Indian online," she added.

Google, in collaboration with the MeitY also announced "Digital Unlocked" initiative that aims to train one lakh artisans per year across India and enable them to tap into newer markets through improved visibility of their products on internet.

The artisans will be trained by National Institute of Electronics and Information technology (NIELIT).

"We...look forward to working with MeitY across these broad range of initiatives and help every Indian to leverage the power of Internet," Rajan Anandan, Vice President, Southeast Asia and India, Google told reporters.

Google also announced the launch of the Android Skill programme that hopes to train two million developers in India with the help of NIELIT.

"We are also undertaking initiatives like enhancing the government's presence online, especially on mobile platforms to enable citizen engagement and training and capacity building programmes on digital tools," Anandan added.

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First Published Date: 24 Mar, 12:25 IST
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