Aiming to promote cashless and digital transactions, the Haryana government has introduced a draw of lots scheme and ₹5 as appreciation amount. The prize for the draw of lots has not been disclosed yet.
According to the scheme, an amount of ₹5 would be transferred into the bank account of eligible people on every cashless or digital transaction, said Gurgaon deputy commissioner TL Satyaprakash.
Only transactions using e-wallet, unified payment interface (UPI), Unstructured supplementary service data (USSD), and Aadhaar-based payments will be eligible for these incentives.
The facility can be availed by simply posting details of your cashless transactions on the newly developed website ‘cashlessharyana.nic.in’ launched on Monday. The lucky draw will be held in Chandigarh on December 24. The scheme of ₹5 incentive, however, will continue until the government stops it.
Chief secretary DS Dhesi said that the step was taken to motivate people for digital transactions instead of cash payments. He held a video conference with government officials in this regard.
The scheme’s popularity can be gauged by the fact that by Monday evening, more than 5,230 people had registered on the website.
Satyaprakash appealed to the residents to register on the website for a chance in the draw of lots.
The National Informatics Centre has created the website.
Satyaprakash said the government aimed to promote digital payments through mobile wallets for which a slogan — My mobile is my wallet — has also been released. A short video clipping on the website guides on how to do Aadhaar based cashless transactions.
To register on the website, a person can upload details by using “guest” both as user name and password. After login, the website asks for the name, mobile number, transaction type, transaction source, transaction ID, amount, account number, IFSC code, Aadhaar number and the district. The ₹ 5 incentive is credited into the account within two to three days of the user for one transaction only.
The government has already ordered all departments to start using cashless modes and order point of sale machines for the purpose.
In Gurgaon, special camps are being held to open bank accounts of workers so that their salaries are credited into the accounts. In a week-long drive to open bank accounts starting Monday, 1,605 new accounts were opened in 219 camps, said a government spokesperson.