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Digidhan Mela for Digital Payment Options on 17th-18th December, 2016

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is organising a DigiDhan Mela at Dhyanchand National Stadium, Delhi to create awareness about the benefits of Digital Payment options. The two day event that will take place on 17th and 18th December 2016 aims to handhold users in downloading, installing and using various digital payment systems for carrying out digital transactions.

First Day of DigiDhan Mela – Video

According to a notification by Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Ministry of Electronics & IT will organise a DigiDhan Mela on 17th and 18th December 2016. The initiative plans to enable citizens and merchants to undertake real time digital transactions through the DigiDhan Bazaar.

Participants in DigiDhan Mela

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.

These participants will explain various digital options for payments. Apart from this they will assist visitors to download and install various mobile apps for digital payments.

Opening Bank Accounts, Aadhaar Enrolment and integration for AEPS accounts

During the two-day event, help will also be extended to citizens for opening their bank accounts, to enrol them into Aadhaar and to enable their existing accounts into AEPS (Aadhaar Enabled Payment System) accounts.

Citizens interested in Aadhaar Enrolment should bring following documents:

  • 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 are requested to carry the following documents to digitally enable their accounts:

  • Company proof
  • PAN Card (of the proprietor and the company)
  • KYC (Driving License/Passport/Aadhaar Card/Voter ID) – Any one
  • Bank account details and IFSC Code

Free Wifi service at DigiDhan Mela

Free Wifi services will be provided to citizens for downloading and installing the various digital payment apps.

Zaid Moharkan

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