Aizawl, Sept 8: ‘Rupay Card’ issued by Mizoram Rural Bank will soon be upgraded for use in e-Payment.
Souraph Tomar, the representative of National Payments Corporation of India said this today at the ‘e-Payment Literacy Workshop’ in Lunglei.
NPCI has selected Mizoram Rural Bank, which has the farthest reach among the banks in the state, for the same, he said.
NPCI representative Souraph Tomar educated the gathering at the workshop on e-payment, different parts of electronic banking like – ATM and Debit Card, Point of Sale (POS), Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) and also on necessary precautions involved thereof. Organised by Mizoram Rural Bank, Lunglei District, the ‘e-Payment Literacy Workshop’ was held at Saikuti Hall.
DDM, NABARD Lalrokunga was the ‘Special Guest’ on the occasion.
MRB General Manager Golap Basumatari, Lead Bank Chief Manager James L.H. Pachuau and Souraph Tomar from National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), Mumbai also graced the occasion.
The Special Guest at the workshop Lalrokunga said that it was way back in 2012 that the Central government had notified the Ministries/Departments under it to use e-payment. Notification has also been given to use e-payment for funding for Centre to State funding, he added.
Step is being taken to enable money transaction through e-payment in every place where there is POS, Lalrokunga said, adding that 1 A4-size paper is saved at every 4 e-payments.
He further said that use of e-payment by the people would also enhance the environment as trees and bamboo used for manufacturing paper will go on decreasing.
MRB Chief Golap Basumatari also said that the people need to be well-versed in e-payment being living in a world of technology.
He lauded Mizoram Rural Bank, Lunglei District for organizing the workshop today.
‘e-Payments Literacy Manual’ prepared by NPCI was released on the occasion.