26 May 2022, 06:30 pm
Programme Type
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC


Digital Equity: Empowering the marginalized and underprivileged through Aadhaar, Aayushman Bharat, Government eMarketplace, and other Digital Platforms

Panelists: Shri Ram Sewak Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority (Ayushman Bharat Yojna); Shri Talleen Kumar, Member (Finance), Space Commission, Atomic Energy Commission and Earth Commission and formerly CEO, the Government eMarketplace (GeM); and  Dr. Saurabh Garg, CEO, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) 
Chair: Shri K.N. Shrivastava

The JAM Trinity is the foundation of Digital India and is the Government of India’s initiative to link Jan Dhan Account, Mobile Numbers and Aadhaar card for financial inclusion. Aadhaar provides a digital identity that is unique, lifelong, online and authenticable. Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) is a payment app that lets one make simple, easy and quick transactions using Unified Payments Interface (UPI). The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) aims to develop the backbone necessary to support the integrated digital healthcare ecosystems. The Government eMarketplace is the National Public Procurement Platform for ensuring transparency, inclusion and cost-savings in public procurement besides encouraging domestic manufacturing and investment. GeM provides an ever increasing market access to MSMEs, Woman SHGs and Start-ups. GeM-SAHAY is an app based platform providing frictionless working capital financing solutions to MSMEs in a few minutes in real time. The fundamental requirements of scalability, speed, inclusion, interoperability, frugality and technical robustness are the key success factors for all these digital products and platforms