The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has released a national strategy on blockchain for adopting the technology in government systems especially for e-governance services.

The ministry has adopted a multi-institutional approach for the national blockchain framework, which includes C-DAC for research and development of the framework, NIC and NICSI for hosting the national-level blockchain infrastructure and offering blockchain as a service.

The strategy requires state government to develop state-specific blockchain applications on the shared blockchain infrastructure.

The government expects that the strategy document will provide the necessary guidance and support for realising the vision and creating a nationwide ecosystem for setting up the ‘National Blockchain Platform’ and development of relevant applications using this platform in various domains.

Under the framework, the national e-Governance division will handle the implementation of projects undertaken by various ministries and departments at central as well as state levels.