Delhi Govt. asks all depts to adopt dig­i­tal mode of pay­ments

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The Delhi gov­ern­ment has di­rected all its de­part­ments and au­ton­o­mous bod­ies to adopt dig­i­tal mode of trans­ac­tions and make pay­ments to con­trac­tors and sup­pli­ers elec­tron­i­cally. Be­sides, it has also asked all the depart­ment heads to pro­mote e-pay­ments and pro­vide wide pub­lic­ity to make peo­ple aware about it. The Delhi gov­ern­ment fi­nance depart­ment has also is­sued a cir­cu­lar ask­ing all its de­part­ments to adopt dig­i­tal mode of pay­ments at the ear­li­est.

The move is in­tended to at­tain the goal of com­plete dig­i­tal­iza­tion of gov­ern­ment pay­ment.

“Heads of de­part­ments and au­ton­o­mous bod­ies have been asked that pay­ment should be made to con­trac­tors, sup­pli­ers and in­sti­tu­tions through dig­i­tal mode,” a se­nior gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial.

He also said that the pay­ments could be made through Real-Time Gross Set­tle­ment ( RTGS), Na­tional Elec­tronic Funds Trans­fer (NEFT) and Elec­tronic Clear­ing Ser­vice (ECS).

Ac­cord­ing to an of­fi­cial, sec­re­taries, prin­ci­pal sec­re­taries and heads of other au­ton­o­mous in­sti­tu­tions have been asked to give wide pub­lic­ity to pro­mote dig­i­tal mode of trans­ac­tion.

In Novem­ber last year, the cen­tral gov­ern­ment had also de­cided to pro­mote digi­ti­sa­tion of pay­ments fol­low­ing the an­nounce­ment of de­mon­eti­sa­tion of ` 500 and ` 1,000 notes.

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