NEW DELHI: Senior Officers of the NITI Aayog led by the Joint Secretary Vikram Singh Gaur made a presentation on ‘Digital Payments’ before the MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju, heads of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) & senior MHA officials here today.
During the meeting, Rijiju said that though it is difficult to move to Digital Payments initially but once you start you can easily adapt to the cashless mode of payments. He said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has encouraged the citizens to switch over to the ‘less cash’ transactions. He expressed confidence to meet the challenge in the MHA, he added.
NITI Aayog officials said a number of convenient modes of electronic payments are available such as the United Payments Interface, e-Wallet, Prepaid Cash, Credit & Debit Cards, Unstructered Supplementary Service Data (USSD) and Aadhaar Enabled Payment System for their needs. One need not even have a Smart Phone to make transactions over USSD, any mobile phone number linked to the individual’s bank account can be used for transferring money.
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and Senior Officers of MHA, Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India (RGI) and CAPFs attended the meeting.