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According to a Times of India report, central govt is working on a model called Open Network for Digital Commerce that will enable customers to log in to an open network and look for products or services that they require. Depending on buyers’ location, sellers’ will be listed along with the product details and price.
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As per DPIIT under the Ministry of Commerce, ONDC aims at promoting open networks developed on open-sourced methodology, using open specifications and open network protocols independent of any specific platform. ONDC is expected to digitise the entire value chain, standardize operations, promote inclusion of suppliers, derive efficiencies in logistics, and enhance value for consumers.