Ashwini Vaishnaw launches ‘Digital Payments Utsav’ to promote digital transformation

The Minister for Electronics & Information Technology, Communications and Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw launched the ‘Digital Payments Utsav’, a comprehensive campaign aimed at promoting digital payments across India, here today.

Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary, MeitY, Simmi Choudhary, Economic Advisor, MeitY, Shri Sanjay Bahl, Director General, CERT-In, Akash Tripathi, CEO, MyGov, and Dilip Abse, MD & CEO, NPCI and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The event, held in the presence of eminent officials from Central Ministries, Delhi Police, Banks and FIntechs, marks a significant step in the country’s journey towards digital transformation.

The “Digital Payments Utsav” is an extraordinary campaign that will showcase India’s journey of digital transformation, with a series of events and initiatives to be held from 9th February to 9th October 2023.

The focus of the campaign will be on promoting digital payments in the country, especially in the cities of Lucknow, Pune, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru, as part of the G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) event.

Ashwini Vaishnaw shared his vision of the complete rollout of the digital credit system in 2023 and directed NPCI to take the lead in this direction. He also wished all the banks great success and urged shared the Prime Minister’s Vision of the digital revolution having a transformative impact on the hard-to-reach people in the country.

 He informed that Mission Bhashini – National Language Translation Mission and Digital Payments have come together to make UPI 123 Pay available in local language. This will enable a common person to make payments in her local language interface through voice.