Citizens were assisted for opening their bank accounts, linking mobile number to bank account, Aadhaar enrolment, Aadhaar updates
Geetanjali Minhas | January 4, 2017 | Mumbai
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.”
India’s Silicon Valley has received the top spot as the world’s most dynamic city in the latest Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) City Monument Index report. Earning the top position among 131 other commercially active cities over a period of three years, Bengaluru has been hailed for it
The total donations (above Rs 20,000) declared by the national parties was Rs 469.89 crore, from 4,201 donations, revealed a report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The report gives the details of donations received by seven national parties: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congre
The National Agricultural Market or e-NAM scheme was launched in April 2016 with the aim of eliminating middlemen, who make wild profits while farmers make a pittance. By trading on the online platform, farmers would be able to sell their produce across locations, seeking out the best payers. But two years
It is an incredible sight. As our small boat moves towards the Sangam (the confluence of the river Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati at Prayagraj) much before the break of the dawn, a sea of humanity surges forward to take a holy dip in icy waters in an extremely cold weather by north India’s stan
After giving birth to two children, Sheila (name changed), a 32-year-old resident of Shahapur in Thane, Maharashtra, decided to get herself sterilised. In 2013, some workers of a primary health centre (PHC) told her about a sterilisation camp 30 km away in Saralgaon, in her mother’s village. She did
In India, 50 percent of all boys in the age group 14 to 16 can correctly solve a division problem as compared to 44 percent of all girls, reveals the 13th ASER (Annual Status of Education Report) (Rural) 2018. The nation-wide household survey provides a snapshot of children’s schooling and learning f