With the Coming of ‘One Nation One Ration Card’, It’s Important to Get the Technology Right. A nation-wide portability scheme is the need of the hour. But one cannot forget that technological safeguards are needed to preserve a citizen’s right to food as well as her right to privacy.

When the National Food Security Act (NFSA) was enacted in 2013, food grains were made a legal entitlement, but ration card holders were by and large locked into a particular geographical area.

Enter the ‘One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC)’ programme, a Public Distribution System (PDS) portability scheme that will enable people to to get food grains as per eligibility according to NFSA), 2013 irrespective of their location in the country. …


Putting a longish commentary / first thoughts on the panel Webinar: Using Technology to Improve India’s Social Protection System

“Best of intentions” was heard multiple times in the conversation. I think its good to set the expectations right in message — Some intentions are not the best and if you ask me its okay. If technology is transparent, the rest of the intentions(which are win-win) and deliver 100%, we would still get 50% impact and there needs to be a democratic dialogue for ironing out rest of intentions (Not passing stuff as money bills / worse covid notifications like Aarogya Setu). …


Full deepdive in to History, Policy, Regulatory, Business, Technology, Privacy, Data governance aspect of Bharat Bill Payment System

On June 13th, CashlessConsumer conducted its first study circle studying all things Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS). Reading materials for the session were circulated to registered participants. You can access them

BBPS Reading List

Presentation Used :- https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vRA7uZ14tJ8dj3GxXWdLm-6xkGoFxVSSnJjRv8hWzSbNfvh--3LHXoYs9M9c_P6d3fhQSn1Me5zATKe/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Federal Bank Sandbox API Test Repo :- https://gitlab.com/CashlessConsumer/federal-bank-bbps-apis

Entire Event Video :-

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