Thursday, 19 January 2017

Digital payment promotion gets a boost, says NITI Aayog

The government’s efforts to give a boost to the digital payment systems and the cashless economy, post-demonetization have generated enthusiastic response from the people. According to NITI Aayog, people from different age groups, occupations and different walks of life have taken part in a big way in the Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi-dhan Vyapar Yojana giving a fillip to digital transactions. More than 3.81 lakh consumers and 21,000 merchants have been declared the winners of prize money worth Rs 60.90 crore at 24 Digi-Dhan Melas across the country, according to data released by the NITI Aayog. 

Giving the details, the Union Minister Law & Justice, Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Common Service Centres under the Deptt. of Electronics and Information Technology have trained 1.94 crore citizens and 5.93 lakh merchants so far for carrying out transactions through digital payment systems.

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