Taking a step forward towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of a Digital India, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is organizing ‘Digi-Dhan Mela’ at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in the national capital.The initiative aims at making people aware about various digital payment systems available in today’s time.
Interestingly, the event will witness participation from banks, telecom companies, mobile wallet operators, transportation network companies, Aadhaar enabled payment system (AEPS) vendors, Department of Post, merchants (through marketing associations), co-operatives like Kendriya Bhandar and organised retail fruits and vegetable chains like Safal, milk booths, agricultural produce marketing committees etc.
Not just that, the participants will also be available to assist on the various gateways through which digital payments can be made within seconds. During the two-day (17,18 Dec) event, help will also be extended to citizens for opening their bank accounts, to enroll them into Aadhaar and to enable their existing accounts into AEPS accounts.
Citizens who wish to be enrolled in Aadhaar are requested to carry:
A proof of identity with name and photo
Proof of address
Proof of date of birth (PAN card, Passport or Birth Certificate)
Citizens should carry their bank account details to enable the apps.
Merchants should to carry the following documents to digitally enable their accounts:
PAN Card (of the proprietor and the company)
KYC (Driving License or Passport or Aadhaar Card or Voter ID)
Bank account details and IFSC Code
Later, the government will also be organizing champs at state and district level, specially banks. The event, primarily targeted at urban populace and looks to supplement the rural effort of promoting digital payments being led by the Common Services Centers.
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