Weekly Newsletter of CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, December 27, 2016  |   CSC network is one of the largest Government approved online service delivery channels in the world

 Torai becomes first cashless panchayat in Santhal, Ranchi

Torai panchayat in Hiranpur block, Pakur has become the first panchayat in the entire Santhal Pargana division where cashless transactions are readily available for all. The panchayat was formally declared a cashless transaction zone at a function presided over by Pakur deputy commissioner A. Muthukumar. Located about 15km from district headquarters, Torai panchayat, spread over six villages and home to 1,018 families, has only one small branch of Vananchal Gramin Bank. When CSC team began the exercise of facilitating cashless transactions, Torai seemed encouraging as 812 families living in here already had bank accounts and used debit cards. Most of them also had smartphones. Of the 28 shops in the panchayat, 15 has PoS devices but 13 did not. Though all 13 were made to apply for PoS machines, as a stopgap arrangement, shopkeepers and customers were trained to download and use e-wallet apps like State Bank Buddy and Paytm. Pakur has 128 panchayats with a total population of over 10 lakh. 80 per cent families already have bank accounts.


 With the efforts of woman VLE Suman, Garhi becomes cashless village in Jind, Haryana

Suman has successfully converted Garhi, a remote village in Jind, Haryana into a cashless village. She approached homemakers, school and college students, small shopkeepers and merchants, roadside stall owners, etc to provide awareness on digital payments solutions to them. With her efforts, more than 1000 bank accounts are linked with Aadhaar. In her village, among 26 shopkeepers, 3 have PoS, 12 PNB UPI and 10 are using PayTm. Suman started DigiDhan Abhiyan on December 5th. Apart from her CSC staff, she enlisted help of some college volunteers for her campaign.

Since many citizens have basic phones, they are using USSD service, while merchants are using USSD, UPI or mobile wallets to make cashless transactions, send or receive money, etc. Suman is receiving a lot of appreciation from the village Panchayat.


 DigiDhan Abhiyan among students in Bejjanki, Telangana

Bejjanki is a village in Siddipet district of the Indian state of Telangana. DigiDhan Abhiyan was initiated in the village by VLE Ravi on December 1, 2016. He is conducted workshops among students. He is also targeting people from other 29 villages in Siddipet district that include local vendors, service men and carpenters.


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