Government departments will now use the e-payment mode to make a payment of over Rs 5,000 to suppliers, contractors and others. The Ministry of Finance tweeted:
The ministry has directed all other ministries and departments to start doing the same.
The limit for e-payment earlier was Rs 10,000, which has now been brought down by half, as per the press release.
The ministry said that this step was taken to move towards achieving the “complete digitisation of government payments”.
In addition, the government has asked its employees to “take the lead” and maximise the use of debit cards “for personal related transactions instead of cash”.
Read the Facebook post released by the Ministry of Finance.
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