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Centre sets up panel for digital government-citizen transactions

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The government has constituted a committee of officers headed by NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant to work towards making all government-citizen transactions digital, an official communique said on Friday.

The committee will identify and operationalise within a set time frame the user-friendly payment options in all sectors of the Indian economy.

"This is an integral part of the government's strategy to transform India into a cashless economy," the release said.

"The committee aims to identify various payment systems appropriate to different sectors of the economy and coordinate efforts to make them accessible and user-friendly," it added.

The committee, led by National Institution for Transforming India Aayog CEO, will also organise training and capacity building of various states, union territories, ministries and departments of the Centre as well as trade and industry bodies.

Its members include Secretaries of Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management and Ministry of Rural Development.

Besides, the Managing Director and CEO of National Payments Corporation of India and Chairman of National Highways Authority of India are also on the committee.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, November 25 2016. 20:38 IST
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