New Delhi, February 10: After the announcement of demonetization, the nation was encouraged to go digital. After few months the digital wave has hit every sector and the government is too backing the nation in order to get rid of black money and bring the transparency. NITI Aayog is all set to rank the states and the Union Territories on the basis of digital transactions.Post demonetization, many states facilitated the digital trend by bringing more cell phones, internet, Wi-Fi spots etc which was commendable. To hasten the use of digital transactions NITI Aayog has decided to rank the states and the union territories on the basis of digital transactions. Minister of State for planning Inderjeet Rao said that “it has been decided by Niti Aayog to rank the states/UTs on the basis of digital transactions. Details of the parameters are being worked out.”
This decision was taken in order to foster the competition among the states across the nation.NITI Aayog had earlier constituted the committee of Chief Ministers who would observe the use of digital transactions and draw a report on it. The Chief Ministers submitted the interim report on 24th January. Also the committee has recommended various incentives to banking correspondents and small merchants for digital transactions.
The minister further said “in order to attract general public and facilitate significant behavioral change among public towards digital transactions two major schemes — Lucky Grahak Yojana for consumers and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana for merchants — have been launched. Tremendous response has been observed on both portals as people are given prizes to carry out digital transactions.