Nearly 10 lakh people trained on e-payment in 4 days: Ravi Shankar Prasad

17 December 2016, 09:52 PM
IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said nearly 10 lakh people have received training in digital payment system in the last 4 days.

“We have a web portal which was set up around 4 days ago on digital payment training. As per latest data, 10 lakh people have registered for it out of 9.5 lakh have been trained, 31,000 shopkeepers have been trained across 476 districts,” Prasad said at FICCI’s 89 th Annual General Meeting.

He further said the government is paying Rs 10 per individual, Rs 100 for a training camp and Rs 200 for training each shopkeeper.

The government has chalked out a plan to train 1.2 crore people under awareness and training programme on digital payments.

He said that demonetisation is a part of a transformative programme which is aimed for stronger and more movable digital economy.

Speaking at another event, DigiDhan Mela, Prasad said the government will organise fair across the country to help people enroll for Aadhaar, open bank account and make digital payments.

“Our MPs, MLAs will go in their areas to help people. I have asked Venkaiah (Naidu) Ji to work with Urban Development Ministry to take this type (DigiDhan Mela) of programme deep down for people,” Prasad said.

Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said that he has already started awareness programme in his constituency, conducted road shows, meeting with the merchants.

The two-day event ‘DigiDhan Mela’, organised at National Stadium here, saw participation of 29 banks, 18 wallet companies, UIDAI for Aadhaar enrolment, Jio Money etc to help people make digital payments.

First Published: Saturday, December 17, 2016 09:45 PM
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