The government is moving a step forward to implement Digital Payments in the country. They are not leaving the stones and diverting the people from ATM and Bank queues to Digital Transactions. After a news channel and Cashless India promote the digital payments, now government launched Helpline number ‘14444’.
The Helpline number was launched to educate and provide the necessary support for the people about the cashless transactions. Nasscom, telecom operators and NITI Aayog have come together in creating the toll-free number 14444 for addressing the queries on Digital Payments.
“We want to recommend this (service tax exemptions) to the government of India to continue not only beyond December 31, even beyond March 31, and for the future also. If the digital currency is costlier than real currency, then people will go to physical currency,” Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said.
With an aim to educate the people on the use of Digital Transactions, the Ministry of Electronics and IT on launched channel DigiShala. It will be available on Doordarshan DTH, and a CashlessIndia website introduced to make citizens aware of the digital transactions.
Chandrababu Naidu also added that “We are planning a sustainable, long-term, policy to attract the majority in India to move to digital payments through providing incentives. Our focus is on providing more incentives for making digital payments a mass movement.”
According to the reports, the existing Aadhaar Pay and modified USSD and UPI, both launch soon. As per the IT and Law, the limit of digital payments increased from 400% to 1000 percent. The change takes place since 8th November when the old 500 and 1000 rupee notes scrapped.