The Commerce Ministry has set up a steering committee to formulate, implement and provide policy oversight on the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), which is essentially an e-commerce business platform being developed with the government's backing. The committee was been set up by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) to carry out a pilot, according to a government order dated November 24. Medianama has seen a copy of the order and four members of the committee, including Confederation of All India Traders' general secretary Praveen Khandelwal confirmed its authenticity. According to the order, the steering committee "will initially build consensus throughout the organisation and then once the project gets underway, will ensure that the project continues to meet the set vision, goals, and objectives." The steering committee comprises of: Joint Secretary, DPIIT as the Chairman of…
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