The total number of e-governance transactions in the country has crossed Rs 1,000 crore this year, averaging 2.8 crore payments every day, the government web portal eTaal said on Friday. The portal - which disseminates e-transaction statistics of national and state level e-governance projects - said the e-transactions increased by 33 per cent from last year's Rs 760 crore.
"Based on the analysis by eTaal, since 2014, there has been a mass increase in the number of e-transactions undertaken by the e-governance projects. The total e-transactions were around Rs 350 crore in 2014, and increased to Rs 760 crore in 2015," the portal said in a statement.
Contrary to popular belief that demonetisation of high value currency may have pushed up such cashless payments, e-transactions in the month of November was not the highest for the year. The month of November registered 93.58 crore e-transactions for government services.
The portal takes into account all e-transactions delivering public services from the government to citizens across categories such as agriculture, health, transportation, telecommunication and MNREGA.
With inputs from IANS
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