In sync with the “Digital India” initiative, National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) recently launched a programme to train small and medium traders in various modes of digital payments.
Reportedly, NIELIT would conduct the programme through five regional workshops, 30 state workshops and 100 Digi Dhan campaigns.
NIELIT is an autonomous scientific society under the administrative control of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of the government of India.
At the regional level, the programme will be available in Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai.
“We need to recognise that this is the changing face of India. The country is undergoing a digital transformation backed by 108 crore mobile phones, 50 crore internet users and 111 crore Aadhaar holders,” said IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The training programme is aimed at enabling adoption of digital payment mechanisms such as Unified Payments Interface, Unstructured Supplementary Service Data, and Aadhaar-enabled payment system by the trading community.
About 13,500 small and medium unorganised/self organised businesses/ traders are targeted, an official release said.