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Jan 14,2023

A smart building is a structure that interconnects various technologies available in the space to better understand how the building is operating and to optimize the building’s use of resources, including energy, water, and other utilities.

Jan 10,2023

PM Narendra Modi’s clear message to chief secretaries of states on ending mindless compliance and removing redundant laws & rules that is slowing down India’s journey on unprecedented reforms.

Dec 28,2022

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal and his Bangladesh counterpart Tipu Munshi held a discussion regarding the settlement of trade in Indian rupees in New Delhi on Thursday. The two countries are likely to develop a free trade agreement (FTA) soon.

Dec 05,2022

RBI’s digital currency went live. Digital rupees, or e-rupees, are electronic versions of sovereign currencies issued by the RBI. Retail digital rupee can provide access to safe money for payment and settlement as it is a direct liability of the central bank, believes the reserve bank of India.

Sep 02,2022

Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya opinion on whether crypto is a safe investment or not? at NewsX – The Roundtable With Priya Sahgal

July 27,2022​​

India moved a step closer to getting 5G services with the auction of 5G spectrum. If all goes well, 5G services will be launched by the end of the year, propelling this country into the same or similar league comprising 5G nations.

Apr 26, 2022

Billionaire Elon Musk has rustled up $44 billion to buy social networking and microblogging site twitter. He will oversee his new empire with no board to oversee what he does or how he does it. That could be problematic for India, argues Jaijit Bhattacharya, president of the Centre for Digital Economy Policy.

May 31,2022​​

“There is no jurisdiction of Indian govt on certain aspects of cryptocurrency,”: @jaijit , President, Centre for Digital Economic Policy Research to @RohitWellington.

May 31,2022​​

In Stalwarts Speak, IIPA Faculty speaks to the eminent personalities associated with the Government of India who have been an integral part of the project or a process of bringing reforms in various sectors of welfare. 

May 21,2022

Indian and Australian governments have fast tracked the FTA which was pending from more than ten years and has created a golden opportunities for Indian manufacturers.

May 16,2022​​

According to the latest updates on cryptocurrencies, top RBI officials have told a parliamentary panel on finance that cryptocurrencies can lead to dollarization of the part of the economy. 

May 16,2022​​

‘CRYPTOS POSE THREAT TO FINANCIAL SYSTEM’: RBI “You don’t have control over these foreign currencies,” said @jaijit, President, Centre for Digital Economic Policy Research to Mirror Now’s @RohitWellington

May 09,2022​​

Celebrating India’s Tech Innovators: Indian Tech Services & Contribution to GDP- How will tech blockchain & AI Impact us? Is software services- India’s growth pill?

May 05,2022​​

“No one is saying we must have a surveillance State. The question is where do we draw the line…, ” says CEO Zerone Microsystems – Jaijit Bhattacharya

May 04,2022​​

Twitter owner Elon Musk has indicated a ‘slight cost’ for Governments and commercial users. The tweets might come with a price tag. Is it time for Twitter to become a paid social media platform?

April 23,2022​​

Decoding The Metaverse | The Roundtable With Priya Sahgal | NewsX

Budget 2022: 75 digital banking units to be set up across 75 districts

February 1,2022

Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya President, Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research said, “A Budget that is high on technology focus and technology led provisioning of services to vulnerable sections. The focus on digital economy through focus on start-ups, auctioning of 5G spectrum and GovTech adoption would surely boost the economy. Overall a Budget that is clearly forward looking.”

From Digital Rupee to digital university: Budget 2022 was all about digitisation

February 1,2022

“A budget that is high on technology focus and technology-led provisioning of services to vulnerable sections. From central Bank digital currency (CBDC) to using farm stalk for firing coal power plants which will reduce pollution, the budget appears to put high focus on technology adoption in all sectors. This is a very positive aspect.”

It’s time to regulate regulations in India to boost startups

December 14,2021

Startups by definition challenge the boundary of current regulatory frameworks.However, nations that have been flexible from a regulatory perspective have had larger number high impact startups.

Why regulating cryptocurrencies is a big challenge for govt

December 1,2021

With so many challenges, regulating cryptos becomes a tough job. On the other hand, it is also difficult to ban the march of technology.

Government to take decision on cryptocurrencies soon, does it imply ban?

November 14,2021

Government to take decision on cryptocurrencies soon,How to regulate it and  prevent from illlegal uses like money laundering etc.

India Internet Governance Forum: The what and why

November 14,2021

Starting in a week, the India Internet Governance Forum of is critical as it will provide a platform to debate the significant issues that hamper the growth of the Internet in India.


Pegasus judgment: Why SC panel has a tough job at hand

November 5,2021

The Supreme Court passed a direction to have a three-member committee to continue the probe into the case. It is important to understand the ramifications of this direction and the larger impact of the Pegasus snooping issue. 

IGF: In celebration of the Internet

October 26,2021

India IGF is being held in the second week of November, under the aegis of the UN IGF. The platform has been host to fierce digital geopolitics that has protected the freedom of the Internet and has defined how we use it for our work and life. India IGF will contribute significantly to internet governance.

October 23,2021​

Digital policy think tank Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) seeking a ban on Snack Video, a short-video app, owned by Chinese internet firm Kuaishou Technology Co.

IIGF to bring all stakeholders of internet governance on a single platform

October 21,2021

Curtain-raiser event of IIGF concluded with interesting insight into Roadmap for Digitisation in India.A joint initiative of Ministry of Electronics & IT,NIXI and multistakeholder group, the event was a precursor to institution of IIGF formed in conformance to IGF-Paragraph 72 of Tunis Agenda of UN based Internet Governance forum.

Gatishakti: Digitising the power of speed

October 12,2021

It is critical to roll out digital infrastructure along with the Gatishakti program so as to be able to support the growth of the country. Not doing so would be an enormous economic loss for the nation.

Games people play: Should online gaming and gambling be banned or regulated?

October 12,2021

Many state governments have been on a spree to ban online gaming. However, one of the bans has been overturned by the court and in other cases, the government is considering regulatory frameworks that make online gaming safer. Regulating online games is a challenge globally.

Why US automakers’ withdrawal from Indian market rings alarm bells

October 5.2021

What should be of greater concern to the Americans is not the withdrawal of its military from Afghanistan but the exit of its automakers from the Indian market. It may be an indicator of the weakening of the competitiveness of US manufacturing.

PUBG, Tiktok are banned but back under new names

September 13,2021

Chinese apps banned last year in the wake of clashes in Ladakh, are making a stealthy come back. So whether it’s PUB-G or TikTok, both are back under different names with different IP addresses to conceal their common Chinese ownership. The alarming issue here is the Chinese government’s crackdown on its tech companies that has seen many of them come under the direct control of the communist party. This has broadened the nature of the threat India faces.

What can government do to prevent suicides taking place due to financial hopelessness?

September 13,2021

India decriminalized suicides in 2019. The major thing to be understood is we should not shy mental illness. Different groups in the society comes together to sort it out through various helplines. It is always better to seek help rather than suffering aloneKnow all about suicide prevention from the experts.

Blockchain,Bitcoin and NFT's

September 10,2021

President C-DEP shares his views on blockchain ,bitcoin and NFT’s.What is the relevance of NFT’s in India, Future of NFT’s,Are NFT’s threat or gift? Future of Cryptic,How does one invest in Bitcoins?

Twitter Accounts Of Congress Leaders Locked

August 13,2021

Twitter has locked the official accounts of the Congress Party and several leaders of the party for allegedly violating the site’s policy. Official Twitter handles of several Congress leaders were locked. Rahul Gandhi had tweeted the picture in which rape case victim’s mother’s face was visible. Rahul Gandhi’s account was locked by Twitter for violating its policy.

Talk To Bhupen: Madras HC Allows Online Betting Games

August 4,2021

The Madras high court on Tuesday quashed the blanket ban imposed on online betting games by the erstwhile AIADMK government ‘in its entirety’ calling it irrational and excessive.

Israel unleashes India’s Watergate

July 30,2021

In this edition of the subcontinent we are going to talk about revelations about the Indian government using an Israeli military-grade spyware to hack into phones and other digital devices of dozens of citizens and high-ranking officials and we shall take a look at The repercussions of the Pegasus scandal for Modi’s administration following allegations of treason and compromising national security.

France, Israel Order Enquiries Into Pegasus Snoopgate; Why Can't India Follow Suit?

July 23,2021

Amnesty said it “categorically stands by the findings of the #Pegasus project”. France andIsrael ordered enquiries into the snooping allegations. Now the question is why can’t India
follow suit?

Pegasus Row: Journalists, Politicians Allegedly Snooped On. Is Privacy A Thing Of The Past?

July 19,2021

Journalists, opposition leaders, even Union Ministers have allegedly been snooped on. Is privacy a thing of the past? Are we all
vulnerable? Is this India’s Watergate moment? Or do we need to wait for a probe?

February 11, 2021

In association with Keiretsu Forum, Fox Mandal is organizing an event to deliberate on impact of Union Budget-2021. Apart from Budget analysis from the direct and indirect tax perspective, the event would also have a panel discussion focusing on Startups and early-stage investments.

January 30, 2021

Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya’s session from our June RTI event on social media where he challenges us with questions that are palpably relevant in our highly automated world where both messaging and responses are driven by bots, how does one manage social media? How does one only organically engage with so many people? How does one think of new content on continuous basis? How does one manage trolling?

January 30, 2021

President C-DEP shares his views on the Intrapreneurship and discusses how it can have a bit impact on the society. 

January 17, 2021

“We should be able to bounce back quickly”: Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya, President, C-DEP 

January 17, 2021

President C-DEP shares his views on the Intrapreneurship and discusses how it can have a bit impact on the society. 

January 17, 2021

President C-DEP shares his views on the privacy issues of Whatsapp.

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December 6, 2020

President C-DEP shares his views on the Evolution of Payments Acceptance Infrastructure in a virtual conference on digital money payments council of India.  

November 24, 2020

President, C-DEP shares his views on the third round banning instituted by GoI on 43 Chinese mobile applications. The government had previously on June 29th and September 2nd banned several apps citing concerns that applications were significant threat to national security and privacy of the user.

October 22, 2020

President, C-DEP presents his views on the banned Chinese app, Kwai, continuing to operate in India despite being banned. C-DEP had earlier made a representation to MeitY that details the operational nature and background of the application.

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October 9, 2020

President, C-DEP shares his view on business conditions during COVID and post COVID and steps to revive India’s economy & businesses post Covid19.

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August 28, 2020

Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya shares his views on how India can stay away from Digital Monopolies. Digital monopolies have an impact on India’s technological sovereignty.

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August 10, 2020

President, C-DEP, talks about the approach taken towards the handling of the pandemic and its impact on the industry. Today, As healthcare systems are overburdened in controlling the rise in cases daily, people continue to remain unaware of its ease of spread. 

July 25, 2020

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya discusses COVID 19 has brought a huge advantage ahead before all of us to deal with urgent necessities related to both health and economy of our nation requiring unstructured action and coordination at all levels of state center in the industry who are working at community level and with the state center and local administration at the policy level. 

July 22, 2020

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya discusses how digitalisation has changed the contours of the payment ecosystem, latest trends and forces that is enabling India to become an exciting payments hotspot globally. They also discuss the much needed business models, factors and frameworks required to support mass adoption of e-payments in the country.

July 21, 2020

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya discusses  how manufacturing industries went down over the decade. If any country has to grow , great push has to be given to manufacturing sectors, witch will not only add to the GDP but provide employment to large population. Rather with use of AI Govt should proactively support the entrepreneurs who are incrementally progressing. 

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July 9, 2020

India supports more than half of the world’s technology-related outsourcing requirements and our limited supply of skilled AI talent is alarming. President, C-DEP, was invited to a virtual round-table discussion to share ideas and predictions on how equipped India is to embrace AI.

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June 24, 2020

President, C-DEP shares his views on the India-Australia Cybersecurity cooperation in context of deteriorating geopolitical space, especially due to conflicts emanating from China and issues related to 5G.

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May 31, 2020

President C-DEP talks about the scenarios for growth and recovery past Covid-19 pandemic, and structural impact from the unfolding crisis.

May 19, 2020

Jaijit Bhattacharya, the director of the Centre for Digital discusses on the transfer from dependence on the conventional use of the fossil fuels to more sustainable clean and green energy. 

May 5, 2020

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya speaks on the topic of India’s true independence and sovereignty with technology. He speaks about technological colonization that feeds disproportionate economic profits to a few through patents and treaties. Unless we, as a nation, take control of technologies in play and take the lead in organic technological advances, we will not gain control over our destiny. 

April 28, 2020

Jaijit Bhattacharya, the director of the Centre for Digital discuss COVID-19 fast forwarding digital technology. The conversation looks at the new normal of surveillance, tracing and tracking and what it means in a post-pandemic democratic country as well as how the digital divide needs to be narrowed.

August 10, 2019
Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya provides an excellent view about the current situation for the Covid19 pandemic lockdown status, what it means to business today, what changes are visible from where we are today and what does it bring for us tomorrow. How prepared are to embrace a beginning of the change? What can we do differently? Are there elements we can leverage from today’s situation, for a better tomorrow?
August 10, 2019

Jaijit Bhattacharya, the president of the Centre for Digital discuss COVID-19 discusses about the cyber security to have a secure government or a secure organization. 

March 22, 2019

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya, President, Digital Economy Policy Research Centre and CEO & Founder, Zerone Microsystems Pvt Ltd gives us an insight into how to create a planned approach to integrate new technology and innovation in the establishment of smart cities in India and learning more about the importance of design and planning in the implementation of new technology in India.

June 4, 2019

Newland Global Group CEO Dipen Rughani in conversation with Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya – President, Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research

September 3, 2018

Jaijit Bhattacharya tells @shreyadhoundial on EpicentrePlus that Polymer becomes cheaper over time. With the rampant use of anti-biotics, there has been cases of resistant bacteria like TB. 

(Currency Disease Fear)

September 3, 2018

Jaijit Bhattacharya talks about the Making a shift to digital transformation approach: PSU IT Forum 2018. 

February 24, 2018

Jaijit Bhattacharya, discusses the following questions: Has India ensured data security? Is our national security & sovereignty at stake? Are users’ contact lists, details & text messages being leaked? Is data security integral aspect of defence?

February 06, 2018

Jaijit Bhattacharya, Partner – Strategy and Economics, KPMG in India discusses key highlights of the Union Budget 2018-19.

January 28, 2018

Corporates are expecting rationalization of DTC in the upcoming Union Budget 2018-19, says Jaijit Bhattacharya, Partner, Strategy and Economics, KPMG in India. watch the video for more of his expectations.

January 19, 2017

Jaijit Bhattacharya tells fiscal incentives in terms of tax breaks needs to be put into place for those who are bringing in the funds the current tax regime needs to be further rationalized. 

January 19, 2017

Jaijit Bhattacharya, Partner Infrastructure & Government Services, KPMG in conversation with Chahat Jain of BWBusinessworld says we clearly need a dramatic development in the highway infrastructure. “There are very insignificant numbers of expressways without the expressways coming in the connectivity between cities will always be a major challenged”, he said.

December 16, 2016

Jaijit Bhattacharya discusses about the policies which essentially look at sensors application and decision making. There is a focus and incentive on exports of IOT from India and exports of all kinds including sensors itself that is a 15 billion dollar industry by 2020. 

November 15, 2016

Where are we heading when we are talking about Smart City?: Jaijit Bhattacharya, Partner Infrastructure & Govt. Services – KPMG at 15th Star Nite Awards 2016

November 9, 2016

When there are many incidents happening around you from time to time, to know the important news of Gujarat and the country and abroad first, see Sandesh News. 

September 29, 2016
Jaijit Bhattacharya, Partner, Infrastructure and Government Services, KPMG discusses about the Driving Innovation in Infrastructure. 
April 12, 2016

Jaijit Bhattacharya discusses that the city needs to understand what people want and need to deliver it before the people asking for it and that’s what makes the city more efficient.

February 25, 2016

The Urban Debate will find out if the Finance Minister’s urban development allocation in the upcoming budget will actually improve your commute?

February 25, 2016

Short Note on ‘Issues in Governance : IIMnetWORK @ Delhi Apr 2016 Speaker : Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya (Partner at KPMG, President of Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research)

November 6, 2015

Jaijit Bhattacharya said that energy is the lifeblood for any economy and India is now the fastest-growing largest economy in the world. There are large very ambitious programs that have been adopted by the by the government in this space.

August 12, 2015

elets Smart City 2015 – Smart Energy and Sustainable Environment, GIS & Surveying for Smart Cities – Jaijit Bhattacharya, Government Transformation Expert and Partner, KPMG

September 24, 2013

Jaijit Bhattacharya’s views on Preferential Market Access (PMA) Policy along with Secretary IT, Mr. J. Satyanarayana

August 7, 2013
Jaijit Bhattacharya talks about the issue in terms of access to health care villages with no primary health centres, regions with no hospitals.
February 28, 2013
The 82nd budget presented by Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram in Parliament today has focussed on a number of areas and it has brought changes in several arenas as well. Let’s have a look, how this budget has been received by the industrial sector.
June 18, 2012

Jaijit Bhattacharya talks about the political landscape in India and minority who behave in a specific manner from a political perspective. 

June 18, 2012

Jaijit Bhattacharya talks about the political landscape in India and minority who behave in a specific manner from a political perspective. 

June 18, 2012

Jaijit Bhattacharya talks about the political landscape in India and minority who behave in a specific manner from a political perspective. 

June 18, 2012

Jaijit Bhattacharya talks about the political landscape in India and minority who behave in a specific manner from a political perspective.