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IndEA 2.0 presents a step forward on re-imagining GovTech for Web 3.0 era

16th March 2022
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By Varad Pande and Venkatesh Hariharan

IndEA 2.0 report seems to have embraced the principle of decentralization.

Web 3.0 is the most-hyped technology term in recent times. What would it mean for ‘GovTech’, i.e., using tech to provide citizen-centric public services? A blueprint called the ‘India Digital Ecosystem Architecture (IndEA) 2.0, was released recently by the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY), provides a few clues.

The document outlines how the government should architect its digital infrastructure for the Web 3.0 era. The digital ecosystem is defined in the document as “a distributed, adaptive, and open socio-technical system with properties of self-organization, scalability, and sustainability.” To cite a rough analogy, today’s GovTech platforms like Aadhaar and UPI, though built using open source software and interoperability principles, are akin to a tightly choreographed orchestra controlled by a single conductor. The next generation of GovTech platforms built using IndEA 2.0 design principles could be more akin to a jam session.

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