commercial TV channel on DD Free Dish.
The new website www.cashlessindia.gov.in was launched in 2016 to serve as a knowledge
repository providing information on different types of digital payment methods, schemes to
create awareness among citizens.
The BHIM App was launched in 2016 and within a short span BHIM downloads have
crossed 20 million with transactions worth around ₹ 3000 crore. For promotion of BHIM app at
merchant end, Aadhaar Pay under new name ‘BHIM Aadhaar’ was also launched in 2017. A
mission has been created under the name ‘Digidhan Mission’ for creation of ecosystem for
promotion of digital payments and transactions.
National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility (2013) was formulated to break the
barriers faced by differently abled persons by ensuring easy accessibility of electronics and ICT.
Electronics and ICT can mitigate the barriers faced by differently abled persons as well as help
them to participate independently in day-to-day life. The National Policy on Electronic
Accessibility recognizes the need to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disabilities and to
facilitate equal access to Electronics and ICT. It recognizes the diversity of differently abled
persons and provides for their specific needs.
Millions of people in the country (both in rural and urban areas) rely on the services and
information available in cyber space. As the quantity and value of electronic information has
increased, so too have the business models and efforts of criminals and other adversaries who
have embraced cyber space as a more convenient and profitable way of carrying out their
activities anonymously. Hence, security of cyber space has become an important part of the
Considering its vital importance, a National Cyber Security Policy, 2013 was put in place. It
is aimed at building a secure and resilient cyber space for citizens, businesses and government,
by way of actions to protect information and information infrastructure in cyber space, build
capabilities to prevent and respond to cyber threats, reduce vulnerabilities and minimize damage
from cyber incidents through a combination of institutional structures, people, processes,
technology and cooperation.
National Cyber Co-ordination Centre (NCCC) is being set-up with an aim to generate cyber
security situational awareness to anticipate and prepare for cyber attacks. NCCC will aggregate
cyber threat related information from various identified sources in the country for near real time
threat assessment and situational awareness that will help in analysis and generation of timely
alerts and periodic reports. This initiative is expected to help in securing the cyber space and
strengthening the cyber security posture in the country by leveraging the expertise of people,
deploying standard processes and sharing of resources.
Cyber Swachhta Kendra: Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has
launched a Cyber Swachhta Kendra (Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre). This centre
is providing detection of malicious programmes and free tools to remove the same for banks as
well as common users.