Govt to Release App for Aadhaar-Linked E-Payments Soon

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Government will soon launch a mobile application to facilitate Aadhaar-linked digital payments and roll out a nation-wide programme to train over 1 crore people on e-payments.

“We are going to promote Aadhaar-enabled payment system (AEPS) in coordination with Finance Ministry. About 40 crore bank accounts have been linked to Aadhaar,” IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

He said that the government is working on a plan to connect rest of the accounts with Aadhaar numbers.

Prasad said that government will conduct workshops to train 14 lakh Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLE) across 500 districts and 6500 blocks about carrying out digital transactions which will be attended by Members of Parliament as well.

As per the programme, each VLE will train 40 individuals covering 80 lakh individuals and at least 10 shopkeepers with target to cover total of 25 merchants across country.

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