The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has officially endorsed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India and the Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Digital Sovereignty of France. The primary aim of this MoU is to foster collaboration and facilitate the exchange of information within the realm of digital technologies. Its overarching goal is to advance access to digital technology in both nations.
Enhancing Bilateral Digital Cooperation
The MoU with France is expected to significantly strengthen bilateral cooperation in the field of digital technologies, encompassing government-to-government (G2G) and business-to-business (B2B) domains. Furthermore, it seeks to create new employment opportunities within the information technology sector.
Partnership with Papua New Guinea
The Union Cabinet has also given its approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology of Papua New Guinea. This agreement focuses on sharing successful digital solutions that have been implemented at a population scale to drive digital transformation. The cooperation aims to facilitate the exchange of experiences and digital technology-based solutions. It notably includes elements of the "India Stack," which comprises essential tools such as Aadhaar, UPI, and Cowin. The MoU will remain in effect for a duration of three years.
Collaboration with Trinidad and Tobago
In a manner akin to the agreement with Papua New Guinea, the cabinet has also approved an MoU to promote the adoption of India Stack between the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) and the Ministry of Digital Transformation Technology of Trinidad and Tobago. This particular agreement, too, is set to remain in force for three years, providing a conducive framework for the adoption of India's digital technology solutions within Trinidad and Tobago.