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Aiming to create awareness about the benefits of digital payment options among general public in collaboration with J&K Bank, the district administration Tuesday organized a Digital Banking Mela at Indoor Stadium, Srinagar.
In the event, J&K Bank along with other banks working in the state participated.
Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan was chief guest. J&K Bank was represented by Executive Presidents, Vagish Chander, Abdul Rauf Bhat, Senior President Abdul Rashid, S K Bhat, Presidents Abdul Rashid Sheigan, Nishi Baru, besides various other senior officials.
While speaking about the need to adopt digital banking, Baseer Khan said, “our objective here today is to create awareness among people about the cashless banking concept and its best use. We have to realize the advantages of going cashless. Going digital we don’t need to go anywhere for a transaction or suffer any inconvenience. We have to adopt cashless banking especially post demonetization. It is a culture we have to develop and it won’t take time. Everybody will go cashless because it is mandatory and convenient.”
To aware the customers about the cashless banking, all the banks had set up stalls where they were providing information about the digital services available with the banks. A number of Point of Sale machines were allotted by J&K Bank to merchants on the spot. J&K bank also issued a large number of instant debit cards to customers. The bank also facilitated downloads of its mobile app mPay for its customers.
Speaking on the occasion Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Farooq Ahmed Lone said that we are here to promote digital and cashless banking. We have seen that demonetization had no effect here because of J&K Bank and other banks who have given us such products and services by which we can go cashless. Today it is much easier to carry out a transaction on a mobile phone”.
To correct and up gradation of Adhaar enrolment number, Aadhar Enrolment Centre was also set up at the venue was also facilitated at stalls