In Karnataka, the six target centres were Belgaum, Dharwad, Tumkur, Mysore, Chikkaballapur and Bellary.
A nationwide literacy workshop will be hosted by NPCI across all 56 Regional Rural Banks at 120 centres.
Participants at the workshops were familiarised with the customs of ATMs and its features such as cash withdrawal, balance enquiry, mini statement enquiry, and so on, NPCI said in a release. NPCI Chairman M Balachandran said on Monday that the umbrella corporation will roll out a new credit card co-branded with Mudra Bank.
Ramesh, chief project officer, NPCI, Mumbai, took the audience through various aspects of e-payments like safe usage of ATM cards, fund transfer through IMPS (Immediate Payment Service), benefits of linking Aadhaar card and mobile phone number to bank account, and answered their doubts.
The company is also in discussions with China UnionPay and Japanese JCB Company enabling RuPay card holders to use the card in other parts of the world. Currently, the thrust of NPCI is on making RuPay card accepted internationally, launching credit card, building the next generation IMPS with the guidance of Nandan Nilekani, and Tap & Go payments.
This will enable handling of government subsidy transactions. This workshop is aimed at motivating all our stakeholders and consumers to optimally utilise state-of-the-art payment products that are designed to suit the customised needs of customers from different strata of the society.
A P Hota, MD & CEO, NPCI said, “Financial Literacy for these customers has the potential to bridge “India” with “Bharat”.