Mumbai: Digi Dhan Mela held to promote cashless payment

Citizens were assisted for opening their bank accounts, linking mobile number to bank account, Aadhaar enrolment, Aadhaar updates

geetanjali

Geetanjali Minhas | January 4, 2017 | Mumbai


#Digital Payment   #Cashless Economy   #Mumbai   #Digi Dhan Mela   #Aadhaar   #Banking  

To promote and generate awareness for digital payments for citizens Maharashtra government organised Digi Dhan Mela in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Headed by NITI Aayog and the department of electronics and IT, the programme promotes to encourage consumers and merchants to shift to these payment modes under the existing central schemes -Lucky Grahak Yojana for Consumers and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana for Merchants.

As many as 60 stalls of Aadhaar enabled payment system (AEPS) vendors, merchants associations, Aaple Sarkar Seva Kendra operators, fair price shop owners, small vendors, self-help groups from MSRLM, NPCI, UIDAI, banks, e-wallet, telecom and transportation (auto/car) network companies etc.

Aaple Sarkar Seva Kendra operators, fair price shop owners, auto-taxi operators from Mumbai, Thane and Raigad were given training for digital payments. Citizens were assisted for opening their bank accounts, linking mobile number to bank account, Aadhaar enrolment, Aadhaar updates, seeding Aadhaar number with bank account number etc.

M Sankaranarayanan, director, IT, Maharashtra government said, “Every citizen can adopt digital payment systems proactively without any new investment or expenditure. With various options available, merchants only have to pay minimum amount to banks for machines or can Aadhaar enable their android phones or can do it through newly launched BEAMS without any additional cost. The government is giving machines to fair price shops without any charge. It is a transaction based model where if they sell one quintal they will get a commission. So it is a win-win deal for everyone.”

Speaking on the side lines of the event, Avinash Subhedar, controller of rationing and director of civil supplies said, “Two ration shops each from all five regions of Mumbai Metropolitan region will be trained to go cashless this week. The ration card holder will be identified by his thumb impression, if the thumb impression does not match, he will not be given ration. Rationing shops will act like banking business correspondents and will be given some commissions on every transaction. Govt has identified Axis Bank, Yes Bank and IDFC Bank for digital rationing transactions.”

Vishal Yadav, RTO inspector from Wadala RTO said, “A new software for digital transaction Sarathi 4.0 is being launched on January 5. With this, all work will become digital. Unlike passport office, work at RTO happens at ground level, so it might be a little uncomfortable for them to initially understand the systems. But all auto and taxi drivers will inevitably go digital as this will be a requirement when they come to RTO once a year for renewing fitness certification of their vehicles.”

Comments

 

Other News

Fewer and fewer parliament sittings

The winter session of parliament this year is going to be from December 15 to January 5, which will result in fewer sittings and impact legislative productivity. When parliament meets for a fewer days, it is bound to have an adverse impact on the work. The parliamentarians do get to spend mo

Indians most affected by global internet policies: Aruna Sundararajan

 People in India are most affected by global internet policies, said secretary, department of telecommunications, Aruna Sundararajan. Flagging the challenges of national governance, Sundararajan said on social media India has the largest number of users.   

Three killed as train derails in UP

Three passengers were killed and around a dozen sustained grievous injuries after nine coaches of Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailed near Manikpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh on Friday morning. Similarly, 14 wagons of a goods train also jumped off the track near Cuttack in Odisha. 

Should Patidars of Gujarat be given reservation?

Should Patidars of Gujarat be given reservation?

Job market is currently experiencing structural change: Nathan

SV Nathan, partner and chief talent officer, Deloitte India spoke to Praggya Guptaa about the current job market situation and the upcoming opportunities in India. How would you assess the job market situation in India? If you look at the economy today

Are we seriously fighting malnutrition?

It did not surprise me when the India: health of the nation’s states, the India state-level disease burden initiative report released recently reported malnutrition the prime risk factor driving the most deaths and disability in Madhya Pradesh. Even in 1990 malnutrition was the frontrunner and after



Video

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter