Dec 20, 2016
Government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY), under which a bank account has been opened for almost every household, thus, becoming the largest and most successful ‘mass account opening drive’ across the globe. At the same time, India is, today, the hub of many innovative solutions in the Payments space. But adoption remains low and slow. A majority of payments are still made in Cash.
Therefore, a day long workshop on Electronic Payments and Receipts in Government was organised by the National e–Governance Division (NeGD), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on December 20, 2016 at the Scope Complex in New Delhi for understanding the core issues in enabling e-payments and receipts across Government. This event was organised in collaboration with the Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion (CDFI) and National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) as Knowledge Partners.
The event was inaugurated by Smt. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, MeitY, Govt. of India. Over 300 participants from the Government of India, State Governments, PSUs, industry leaders, Banks, Government Payment Solution Owners, RBI and CGA among others attended the event.