Committee of Chief Ministers to examine measures to implement digital payment systems

NITI Aayog has constituted a Committee of Chief Ministers with representatives drawn from different political parties to examine measures to implement and promote the use of digital payment systems in the country. The move is to give a fillip to the adoption of digital payments systems by people at the grass root levels and small businesses.

The committee will include Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, CEO of NITI Aayog and other experts. Chandrababu Naidu (Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh) has been appointed as the Convener of the Committee. The other members include Naveen Patnaik (Chief Minister of Odisha), Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh), Pawan Kumar Chamling (Chief Minister of Sikkim), V. Narayanasamy (Chief Minister of Puducherry), Devendra Fadnavis, (Chief Minister of Maharashtra). Apart from the chief ministers, experts from various fields have also been included in the committee.

Different modes of digital payment currently available are: Cards, USSD, digital wallets, Aadhar Enabled Payment System (AEPS) and Unified Payment Interface (UPI).