National Digital Nagrik Forum

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Overview:

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) Sunday announced the creation of a National Digital Nagrik Forum.

About National Digital Nagrik Forum:

 

  • It is an online platform that aims to advance the rights of traders and consumers and other sections of society, and shape policy to boost the digital trade economy.
  • The forum aims to raise awareness about digital regulations and help build the capacities of citizens to engage with innovation via expert sessions and instructional materials.
  • Objective: To shape policy discourse around digital economy trade in India with a view to contributing to the Government of India’s vision of creating a trillion-dollar digital economy while maintaining an open, safe, trusted and accountable internet ecosystem.
  • It will conduct awareness camps, digital and physical dialogues and trainings, as well as targeted outreach to stakeholders from government, private sector and civil society,
  • It will focus on five core themes. 
    • The first pillar consists of consumer protection and online safety with a core focus on efficient grievance redressal.
    • The pitfalls of digital cartelisation and how a level-playing field is necessary to discourage discriminatory and anti-competitive practices in the online world are part of the second pillar.
    • Third, the potential of Indian digital technologies to not only transform retail and industrial trade but also boost employment and expand the investment footprint.
    • Fourth, a first principles-based taxation policy that encourages certainty and productivity, especially for sectors with high growth potential, while preventing illegal activities such as tax evasion and money laundering.
    • Finally, the forum will study emerging technologies,such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, to assess their impact on retail trade and, at the same time,safeguard consumers’ interests.

 


Q1) What is the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT)?

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) is the apex body of the trading community in India. It was founded in 1990 with the aim of representing and protecting the interests of traders. CAIT has over 8 crore members and over 40,000 affiliated trade associations across India.

Source: Traders’ body announces National Digital Nagrik Forum