The Digital India programme is a flagship programme of the Government of India with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. “Faceless, Paperless, Cashless” is one of professed role of Digital India. As part of promoting cashless transactions and converting India into less-cash society, various modes of digital payments are available: Banking Cards (Debit / Credit / Cash / Travel / Others), Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS), Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Mobile Wallets, Banks Pre-paid Cards, Point of Sale (PoS), Internet Banking and Mobile Banking, Micro ATMs. The website of Cashless India has the details of all Digital Payment Methods . The various CERT-In Advisories and RBI Notifications are made available under the section Cyber Security for Digital Payments . The section on Capacity Building and Awareness has the details of DigiShala – Educational TV Channel for Digital Payments on DD Free Dish.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India envisages Paperless, Cashless and Faceless services across the country, especially in rural and remote parts of India . MeitY further envisages common e-Governance infrastructure that will offer end-to-end transactional experience for a citizen, businesses as well as internal government functions, which includes accessing various services and making payments and receipts through electronic modes. The Apex Committee on Digital India has recommended a targeted and time bound approach to implement digital payments for citizens across all the e-Services of Government Ministries and Departments. Against this backdrop, MeitY has notified Guideline for Electronic Payments and Receipts (EPR), intended for Central Public Sector Undertakings, State Governments, Govt. of India Autonomous Bodies, and Municipalities for expeditiously implementing appropriate mechanism to enable electronic payments and receipts.