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About The National Digital Nagrik Forum


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


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Dimensions of the Article:

  1. National Digital Nagrik Forum
  2. Objectives

National Digital Nagrik Forum:

  • The National Digital Nagrik Forum is an online platform with the primary objective of advancing the rights of traders, consumers, and other sections of society in the digital trade economy.
  • It aims to shape policy discussions to contribute to the Indian government’s vision of creating a trillion-dollar digital economy while maintaining an open, safe, trusted, and accountable internet ecosystem.
  • The forum seeks to achieve its goals through various activities, including awareness camps, dialogues, and training sessions for stakeholders from government, private sector, and civil society.


  • Advancing Digital Trade Economy: The forum aims to contribute to the government’s vision of creating a trillion-dollar digital economy in India.
  • Consumer Protection and Online Safety: One of the core themes is to focus on efficient grievance redressal and ensure consumer protection and online safety.
  • Fighting Digital Cartelisation: The forum aims to discourage discriminatory and anti-competitive practices in the online world and promote a level-playing field.
  • Harnessing Indian Digital Technologies: It explores the potential of Indian digital technologies to transform retail and industrial trade, generate employment, and attract investments.
  • Taxation Policy: The forum advocates for a first principles-based taxation policy that encourages certainty and productivity while preventing illegal activities like tax evasion and money laundering.
  • Impact of Emerging Technologies: The forum studies emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence to assess their impact on retail trade and safeguard consumers’ interests.

-Source: Indian Express

September 2023