Ashwini Vaishnav launches 'Digital Payments Utsav' to promote digital payments across the country
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Electronics & Information Technology and Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnav launched the 'Digital Payments Utsav' in New Delhi on 9 February.
An overview of the news
A comprehensive month-long campaign “Digital Payments Utsav" has been planned from for the promotion of Digital Payments across the country,
It will focus on G-20 Digital Economy Working Group event cities, namely Lucknow, Hyderabad, Pune and Bengaluru.
Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar was the guest of honour at the event.
G-20 co-branded QR codes and a coffee table book showcasing India's journey to global leadership in digital payments and digital inclusion were released at the event.
The 'Digital Payments Utsav' will also highlight how digital payments are ensuring financial inclusion and empowering small traders, street vendors and common people of the country.
The Digital Payments Utsav will also introduce digital payments as a 'whole of government' initiative with active participation from other central ministries.
MeitY is striving to increase access to easy and convenient digital payment solutions for all citizens.
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