A Digital Public Good for
Citizen-Centric Governance

With our open technology platform – DIGIT (Digital Infrastructure for Governance, Impact and Transformation) – we are empowering partners, governments, and citizens to meaningfully interact with each other and co-create and deploy solutions that enhance quality of life and ease of doing business in our cities.

DIGIT Urban Stack

DIGIT Urban Stack is a set of Open APIs, services, and reference implementations, setup as a public good, to allow government entities, businesses, startups, and civil society to use a unique digital Infrastructure and build solutions for urban India at a large scale. It provides a set of open standards, specifications and documentation to create a level playing field and enable ecosystem players to innovate on the stack. As a public good, the platform is provided without profit or restriction to all members of society.

DIGIT focuses on inclusion and is designed on the principle of enhancing both platform openness and choice for citizens. The platform uses open APIs and standards, creating a powerful framework to drive convergence across the multiple systems currently in use, and to lower the barrier to entry for locally-developed solutions. Keeping in mind that most Indians use the internet through their phones, we follow and advocate a “mobile-first” approach, while supporting multi-channel access to accommodate diverse needs and preferences.

Core Principles

Interoperability through Open API

Ability to support a large number of diverse use cases and integrate with other relevant platforms/solutions.

Scalability at Speed

Ensure scalability of operations through standardisation and deployments through horizontal scalability.

Secure & Reliable

Design to provide fine grained balance between data enablement and data privacy and security.

Unbundled

Ability to break down complex challenges into their fundamental components, thereby enhancing reusability, scale and evolution

InChannel Agnostic/Multichannel

Ensures an engaging user experience across Citizen Service Centres, PCs, Tablets, Smartphones, local kiosks and doorstep delivery

Inclusive and Minimalistic

Ability to configure, extend or customize applications and allows the ecosystem to respond to contextual needs with a simpler and minimalistic stack.

Extendable and Evolvable

Enable extension of default functionality and evolution with changing needs through loosely coupled micro services With clear separation of concerns.

Standards Driven

Based on standards to prevent dependents on specific platforms, softwares or framework to enable inclusivity and interoperability

We Catalyze

the collective energy of our ecosystem to deploy local solutions, and build the capacity of the state to execute and deliver needs of the citizens.

We Collaborate

to learn, inspire, develop and deploy solutions to resolve societal challenges and make our country better.

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