Digital Payments Security Alliance Launched

IAS Prelims 2023

Google and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on Thursday announced a ‘Digital Payment Security Alliance’ initiative that aims to create community awareness on safe and secure digital practices.

Partnership will make efforts to make digital payments safer as well as impart digital skill training to artisans and Android training to developers.

Google India and MeitY will support the launch of a ‘Digital Payments Security Alliance’ in collaboration with the Data Security Council of India.

Under this initiative, banks, Fintech companies and government will work together to create awareness as users adopt digital and mobile payments.

Google, in collaboration with the MeitY also announced “Digital Unlocked” initiative that aims to train one lakh artisans per year across India and enable them to tap into newer markets through improved visibility of their products on internet.

The artisans will be trained by National Institute of Electronics and Information technology (NIELIT).

Google also announced the launch of the Android Skill programme that hopes to train two million developers in India with the help of NIELIT.