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Cashless India: E-Governance Transactions in India cross Rs 1,000 crore in 2016 after PM Modi’s Demonetisation move

"Currently, the e-transactions have crossed Rs 1,000 crore, which is 33 per cent increase from last year"

New Delhi, December 16, 2016: The total number of e-governance transactions in the country has crossed Rs 1,000 crore this year, the government web portal eTaal said on Friday.

The portal — which disseminates e-transactions 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.

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“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,” eTaal said.

“Currently, the e-transactions have crossed Rs 1,000 crore, which is 33 per cent increase from last year.”

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The statement said the government web portal — etaal.gov.in — receives transaction statistics from web based applications periodically on near real time basis and presents quick analysis of transaction counts in tabular and graphical form to give quick view of the transactions done by various e-governance projects.

“Achieving Rs 1,000 crore e-transactions in 2016 is an indication of the speed of digital transformation in the government, and also an indication of the adoption of digital medium for transactions by citizens as an easy and convenient method of consuming e-governance services,” said Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

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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. (IANS)

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