12 Lakh Railways Employees Asked To Ditch Mastercard, Visa Cards; Use Only RuPay Cards
Advised To Use RuPay Cards
The zonal railways and production units have been asked to facilitate conversion of existing Debit/ATM cards issued to railway employees by banks to the RuPay-based cards, according to the Piyush Goyal.
The move is focused to give a boost under ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Digital India initiative’.
On Wednesday, the government said that over 12 lakh employees of Indian Railways have been advised to convert their existing debit or ATM cards to RuPay-based cards.
Facilitating Promotions For ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ Campaign
In addition to this, the Indian railways was also facilitating promotion of the ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ campaign and the ‘Digital India initiative’ as informed by Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal to the Parliament.
In the same regards, the Railways minister further said “All railways are facilitating the banks in their promotional activities and setting up camps to give wide publicity in this regard to encourage the employees to opt for RuPay cards. Apart from this, State Bank of India (SBI) has also been advised to replace all existing imprest cards issued to Railway Imprest holders to RuPay-based imprest cards.”
Here, RuPay is an Indian multinational financial and payment service launched by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
Where NPCI is an umbrella organisation for operating retail payment and settlement systems in the country.