digital payment systems

India first nation to subsidize online payments

December 14, 2016

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...

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

December 11, 2016

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...

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

November 30, 2016

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...

Government constitutes Amitabh Kant Commitee to convert 100% Govt-Citizen Transactions to digital platform

November 26, 2016

The Government has constituted a Committee led by NITI Aayog to enable 100% conversion of Government-Citizen Transactions to the digital Platform. Conversion of transactions to the digital platform is expected to weed out black money and corruption from public life. The committee will be headed by NITI Aayog CEO...

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