New Delhi: MAIT, India’s premier ICT hardware industry association, Intel, a world leader in computing innovation and Datamini®, one of India’s premier OEMs today announced the launch of TPOS7 ‘Janunnati Pad’, to support the government’s ongoing flagship programs such as ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’. The Janunnati Pad, a first-of-its-kind enterprise class, touch-enabled mobile device comes with integrated STQC-certified fingerprint scanner for Aadhaar authentication. As such, the Tablet can be used to help in the implementation of key e-Governance initiatives such as DBT (Direct Benefits Transfer) via Aadhaar-linked savings bank accounts of scheme beneficiaries, through its in-built fingerprint scanner, payments card reader and barcode scanner. It can also be deployed in the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’ (PMJDY), to extend banking services to the rural and urban poor; make wage payments linked to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS); deliver subsidised foodgrains to BPL families via the e-PDS (Public Distribution System); monitor public health services under the National Health Mission (NHM) and so on.
Unveiling the TPOS7 Janunnati Pad, Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, Govt. of India said, “The National Policy of Electronics, 2012 (NPE) and the ‘Digital India’ mission have set ambitious targets of achieving ‘Net Zero’ imports of Electronics and IT hardware goods by 2020, by substituting imports with locally manufactured products, and increasing exports. This new Tablet, designed, developed and produced in India by MAIT members Intel and Datamini® is a step in the right direction to help India achieve an important national economic goal, and at the same time establish a foothold in overseas markets.”
Thanking Mr. Kant for gracing the launch event and commenting on the Intel- Datamini® collaboration
Mr. Anwar Shirpurwala, Executive Director, MAIT said, “We will always promote ideas that address the needs of the Indian masses. The Janunnati Pad has been designed and developed in India, thus contributing directly to achievement of the goals envisaged under the government’s ‘Make in India’ program.”
“The India ICT hardware industry is at the cusp of a huge growth opportunity to become a global hub for manufacture and supply of products for world markets. This would necessarily involve utilising existing capacities and setting up new facilities to fully utilise the benefits provided under the ‘duty differential’ regime. The current launch is one small step in this direction,” Mr. Shirpurwala added.
“Intel actively collaborates with the government, educational institutions and civil society organizations to empower local communities through the use of technology products and platforms. The launch of the Intel architecture-based Datamini® Janunnati Pad is another step towards supporting the vision of Digital India, as it helps to expand the reach and deliver secure e-Governance services to end users”, said Ms. Debjani Ghosh, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group & Managing Director, South Asia – Intel, and President, MAIT.
“From a MAIT perspective, we see this collaboration as an opportunity to further the culture of technology innovation in India, and an important milestone in realizing the goal of an integrated, end-to-end ESDM manufacturing ecosystem in the country,” Ms. Ghosh added.
“The government has provided the IT industry a great opportunity through the ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’ programs. With an established background in manufacture of quality ICT hardware, we feel this was a great opportunity to create a product that would address the emerging needs for custom-built, application-specific enterprise class Tablets in the Indian as well as export markets. We believe this product has the potential to be used in other countries which are coming up with similar Digital Infrastructure”, added Mr. Pitamber Ahuja, Managing Director, Datamini® Technologies (India) Ltd.
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