The jump in digitization witnessed in India is not an outcome of demonetisation but because of Reliance Jio’s onslaught on data prices, Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma said. Also Read - Reliance JioFiber plans with free Voot Select subscription: Check plans, price, and other benefitsAlso Read - Internet down: Zomato, Paytm, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon, Myntra, many other global services suffered massive outage
“This country’s windfall of digitisation is not because of demonetisation it is because of (Reliance) Jio,” Sharma said while participating in a discussion at the India Economic Summit. ALSO READ: Xiaomi s Manu Jain, Paytm s Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Snapdeal s Kunal Bahl in LinkedIn Power Profiles 2017 Also Read - JioFiber broadband plans with free Netflix subscription: Check plans, price, data benefits, more
On the surge in digital payments post the government’s move to demonetise currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 in November last year, the Paytm chief said: “It is very odd for us to believe that we were the single largest beneficiary when it (demonetisation) was going on. There is no doubt that digitisation won over the industry, it won over the banking ecosystem”.