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Smart Punekars bag ‘Smart Cities Digital Payment 2018’ award from Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Feb 12, 2019

Smart Punekars bag ‘Smart Cities Digital Payment 2018’ award from Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Pune : Pune city has received ‘Smart Cities Digital Payment 2018’ award in the category ‘Best Digital Payments Adopter’ category. Union Government’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has selected Pune for this award.

In order to promote digital payments in smart cities across the country, Digital Payments Awards competition was organized for 100 Smart Cities in the country, on behalf of the Union Government’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in different categories.

Accordingly, various types of digital transactions from July 2018 were conducted in Pune city by the municipal corporation with the support of various organizations and the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited. A study was carried out regarding digitalization of different types of licenses, non-objection certificates, and other services and its use by citizens and also the use of digitization for bills payable by the corporation to the contractor and other personal beneficiaries.

Chief Auditor and Finance Officer Mrs. Ulka Kalaskar and IT Dept. Head Mr. Rahul Jagtap took special efforts to conduct and promote digital payments under the guidance of Municipal Commissioner Mr. Saurabh Rao.

CEO, PSCDCL Dr. Rajendra Jagtap was quoted saying, “Credit for the award goes to Smart Punekars who adopted the digital payments method very fast. This is another boost and encouragement for the shift towards digital payments for all types of government services.”

Total 72 smart cities across the country are eligible for the first phase of this award. Then in the second phase, 65 cities made the presentation. Pune city has got the award in `Best Digital Payments Adapters’ category in cities with population of more than 10 lakhs. The award was recently announced by the Central Government.

Last modified: Tuesday February 12th, 2019

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