Digital India: Rs 5.6 Lakh Crore Transferred To Beneficiaries Via Aadhaar Enabled Payment System, Says Government

Digital India: Rs 5.6 Lakh Crore Transferred To Beneficiaries Via Aadhaar Enabled Payment System, Says GovernmentAadhaar enabled machine ( Pic Credit: PTI)

The Modi government, in the last four years, has transferred a sum of Rs 5.6 lakh crore to the beneficiaries of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), LPG subsidies and other benefits using Aadhaar-enabled payment system, reports Deccan Chronicle.

According to the report, the government is also facilitating 9.1 crore electronic transactions such as passport services and land records through e-governance portal.

"Good governance through the Aadhaar-Enabled Payment System (AePS) has been an area of focus for the government in the last four years. We have transferred a total of around Rs 5.6 lakh crore across to beneficiaries of NREGA, LPG subsidies, etc. using AePS," Vinay Thakur, director - project development, National eGovernance Division, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEIT)was quoted in the report as saying

Thakur was speaking at the twenty seventh Convergence India 2019 expo and conference.

"In addition, we are currently facilitating 9.1 crore electronic transactions such as passport services, land records, etc. through the e-governance portal," said Thakur.

Speaking about the ambitious BharatNet project, he said the government is focusing on bridging the digital divide between rural and urban areas of the country.

"Out of around 2.5 lakh gram panchayats in the country, we have reached about 1.22 lakh, and our aim is to reach each and every household across all the regions. Moreover, the government has deployed more than 7,000 websites and 960 key applications on the cloud for faster delivery of services and improvements in the tech infrastructure,” Thakur said.