Haryana Govt comes out with scheme to promote cashless transactions

Chandigarh, Dec 14: Encouraging the people in Haryana to go for cashless transactions, Haryana Government has come out with a scheme to award citizens of the state using digital modes for payments.

Government of Haryana has identified five key methods of digital payments -Debit/Credit Cards/ Internet Banking; UPI (Unified Payment Interface) – 28 national banks have on-boarded with VPA (Virtual Payment Account); USSID *99# (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) with MMID ( Mobile Money Identifier) and Mobile PIN (MPIN); e-Wallet like SBI Buddy, PNB MobiPay, ICICI iMobile, PayTM, Freecharge, M-paisa, Airtel Money, Oxygen, Mobiquick etc; and AEPS (Aadhaar Enabled Payment System) using PoS devices and Aadhaar / biometric authentication.

In order to promote the scheme, the State Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved giving rewards to the people using digital modes for payments.

According to a statement, “There shall be three categories of prizes on daily basis till 31st December 2016, selected randomly through electronic mode, for the citizens / stakeholders who will be registering and transacting proactively towards cash less transactions.”

The prizes/ awards will be drawn from the de-duplicated unique records, entered/ uploaded on the portal date wise.

The winners will get prize money from Rs 1,000 each upto Rs 10,000 each.

Further, the statement added that, “Onetime welcome/ appreciation money of Rs. 5/- to be transferred to the bank account of the citizens, who registers under any of the three cashless modes (namely UPI, USSD, e-Wallet) and executing a successful & valid transaction in his/her bank account.”

In addition to VLEs, Re. 1/- per transaction be given to the motivator/ facilitator outside banks to promote cashless transactions.

The citizen will be required to enter / upload the few mandatory informations of the successful transaction on the web portal (http://cashlessharyana.nic.in ) to claim the prize like Name; Aadhaar Number; Mobile number etc.

The Chief Minister’s Office will be reviewing the scheme/ progress on daily basis since the launch of the scheme.