• Shanghai Cooperation Organisation members have adopted India’s proposal for Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI).
  • This highlights India’s growing leadership in digital realm and its efforts to bridge digital divide and promote more digitally connected region.
  • Platforms such as Aadhaar, United Payments Interface (UPI), and DigiLocker are included in the proposal.
    • DPI refers to a set of shared digital building blocks, such as applications, systems, and platforms, powered by interoperable open standards or specifications.

About India Stack

  • India Stack is a set of Application Programming Interface (APIs) that allows governments, businesses, startups and developers to utilise an unique digital Infrastructure to solve India’s hard problems towards presence-less, paperless, and cashless service delivery.
  • It consists of three different layers:
    • Unique identity (Aadhaar);
    • complimentary payments systems (UPI, Aadhaar Payments Bridge, Aadhaar Enabled Payment Service); and
    • data exchange (DigiLocker and Account Aggregator)
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