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Digital payment transactions rose to over 2,070 cr in 2017-18: Ahluwalia

Aug 08,2018

Digital Payment transaction targets have been allocated to public and private sector banks for 2018-19.

New Delhi: Digital payment transactions in the country have increased manifold to over 2,070 crore in 2017-18, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

“The digital payment transactions have increased considerably - the total number of transactions have increased from 220 crore in 2013-2014 to more than 2070.98 crore in 2017-2018,” Minister of State for Electronics and IT (MeitY) S S Ahluwalia said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

In response to another query, he said the government has been working with various stakeholders including states, smart cities, banks and payment service providers to promote digital payment transactions.

"Digital Payment transaction targets have been allocated to public and private sector banks for 2018-19. MeitY has set target of 3,013 crore digital payment transactions," he added.

As per the information received from National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a total of 10, 18 and 26 cases were registered under debit/credit card frauds during 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively, he said.

The minister pointed out that while the total number of digital payment transactions have increased to over 2,070 crore, the number of fraud cases have not seen such rise.


Source : PTI

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