The Smart Cities Mission was launched in June 2015 with an aim to develop 100 Smart Cities by 2020 to promote development of physical, institutional, social and economic infrastructure. Smart Cities make use of cutting-edge technology across areas and sectors to enhance ease of living for their citizens. One of the most important areas of transformation is the digital payments space. Promotion of digital payments has been accorded high priority by the Government of India to bring our country to reap their advantages for the overall economy. The mandate is to provide facilities for seamless digital payment to all citizens of India in a convenient, easy, affordable, quick and secured manner.
Digital payment is a way of payment in which both payer and payee use digital modes to send and receive money. It does not include cash, cheque or any other paper-based payment instrument.
The Smart Cities Digital Payments Awards 2018 ‘100 days Challenge in 100 Smart Cities’ is part of this endeavor of MoHUA. The objective of these awards is to guide, motivate, recognize and reward the Smart Cities for promoting digital payments and carrying out innovative payment initiatives. This will not only reward Smart Cities at the forefront of digital payments but also act as encouragement for other cities to follow suite and strengthen their digital payments infrastructure and create awareness through promotion of digital payments amongst all stakeholders and provide citizens with multiple options to make digital transactions.
The Smart Cities Digital Payments Awards 2018 is a comprehensive program spanning two stages and requires Smart Cities to imbibe digital payment options as the most preferred way to make payments. Smart Cities are encouraged to get in touch with us in the case of any of the following situations:
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