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India first nation to subsidize online payments

India has become the first country in the world to subsidise the use of digital cash after the government announced measures like discounts on online payments for insurance policies, rail tickets and highway toll charges and waiver for service tax on online transactions below Rs 2,000. In countries like US, Sweden and Singapore, the inducement ..

‘DigiShala’ – 24-hour TV channel for cashless lessons

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) has launched a new TV channel named ‘DigiShala’ to promote digital transactions. DigiShala is a free-to-air channel to educate people about digital payment and encourage people to adopt digital payments in their everyday life. It is made available on DTH service. The channel will be airing shows in ..

Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyan launched by Central Government

India is witnessing a paradigm shift towards a digital economy and a major financial revolution. In pursuit of its efforts to move towards a cashless economy the Government of India has launched “Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyan” to promote active participation of youth of Higher Educational Institutions to motivate all payers and payees to be embrace cashless ..

FM asks banks to push for cashless transactions

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked banks to push for cashless transactions by promoting digital banking in mission mode. Post demonetisation, the government not only aims to weed out black money but also encourages digital payments to steer the Indian economy increasingly towards digital transactions. Banks have been advised to focus on alternative banking channels ..

RBI prohibits Mobile network operators from offering mobile wallet facility

The RBI asserted that it will not permit mobile network operators to offer cash-out or mobile wallet service. Why RBI has asserted this? As per RBI, mobile wallet is basically an e-money product and therefore permitting mobile network operators provide this facility may bypass banking regulations. However, RBI allows transactions if mobile network operators operate ..