Chandigarh: A software is being developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) to implement cashless transactions in various government departments of the state, Haryana’s Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Ram Niwas said today.
He said the software has been developed after getting feedback from all the concerned departments.
Niwas was presiding over a review meeting with the heads of the department (HoDs) of Gurgaon district regarding connecting the departments with digital transaction system.
He said that the state government is promoting cashless transaction through electronic mode of payment.
Niwas also directed the HoDs to hold regular meetings with the officers and employees so as to motivate them to adopt e-transaction instead of using cash, an official release said.
He also asked them to install POS machines within one month and encourage government payments through paytm, e-Wallet, SBI Buddy, UPI and other mediums.
The chief secretary said that the government has announced rebate on using digital transactions under which anyone making payment of upto Rs 2,000 through mobile, e-wallet and debit card would not be charged service tax.
“Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam received Rs 400 crore to Rs 450 crore every month on account of payment of electricity bill in Gurgaon out of which about Rs 50 crore is paid through cash by the consumers.
“But out of this amount, payment of about Rs 2.74 crore has been made through paytm this time,” he said.
Gurgaon Police has installed two POS machines so as to provide the facility of paying the amount of challan through digital and the payment of all type of challans will be made digital by the police in the next one month.