Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology will organize two-day event in Delhi to create awareness about digital payments and also help people open bank accounts and enroll for Aadhaar. “DigiDhan Mela is being organized by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) at Major Dhyanchand National Stadium, Delhi to create awareness about the benefits of Digital Payment option,” an official statement said. During the two-day event (17-18 Dec, 2016), MeitY will handhold users in downloading, installing and using various digital payment systems for carrying out digital transactions. The initiative plans to enable citizens and merchants to undertake real time digital transactions through the DigiDhan Bazaar. Also Read - India may soon announce its own ‘Atmanirbhar’ app store as alternative to Google, AppleAlso Read - FASTag is now free until February 29, NHAI waves off charges for 15 days
“…help will also be extended to citizens for opening their bank accounts, to enrol them into Aadhaar and to enable their existing accounts into AEPS (Aadhaar enabled payment system) accounts,” the statement said. The event will witness participation from banks, telecom companies, mobile wallet operators, transportation network companies, Department of Post, merchants (through marketing associations), co-operatives like Kendriya Bhandar and organized retail fruits and vegetable chains like Safal, milk booths, agricultural produce marketing committees etc.
Citizens who wish to be enrolled in Aadhaar will need to carry a proof of identity with name and photo, proof of address, proof of date of birth. Besides, citizens should carry their bank account details to enable the apps and merchants will need to carry the company proof, pan card of the proprietor and the company, address and identity proof, bank account details. The fair will provide free Wi-Fi to enable citizens to download and install mobile apps for aiding on the spot digital payments, the statement said. ALSO READ: NITI Aayog launches two new schemes for customers and merchants to encourage digital payments