The Government of India has launched Open API policy which allows the citizens to easily access the information collected by Government organizations.
The policy sets out the Government’s approach on the use of “Open APIs” to promote software interoperability for all e-Governance applications and systems. It provides quick and transparent integration with other e-Governance applications and systems implemented by various Government organizations. This allows the citizens to access the data and services.
Apart from that, the Open APIs Policy is to ensure safe as well as reliable sharing of data across various e-Governance applications, to promote and accelerate innovation through the availability of data from e-Governance applications to the public.
The policy makes it mandatory for all Government organizations under the Central Government as well as the State Governments to adopt this policy for the e-Governance systems.