Hailing the outstanding efforts of the government’s Common Service Centres (CSCs) in delivering digital services in rural areas, Union Minister for IT and law Ravi Shankar Prasad said these centres will play a major role in making of ‘New India’.
“CSCs will now sell Patanjali FMCG and IFFCO (Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited) products. It will also offer cash deposit facilities through Digi Pay, an Aadhaar-linked biometric-based payment system,” The Ministry of Electronics & IT said in an official statement.
“With Patanjali and IFFCO agreeing to provide its products through CSCs, scope and viability of these outlets will get a big boost,” said the minister while inaugurating the ‘National Conference on Emerging Opportunities through CSC’.
Around 40,000 CSCs have registered with Patanjali for medical tele-consultations through 800 ayurvedic practitioners.
On the occasion, following new services will be launched:
Launch of Bharat Bill Pay service through CSCs:
Bharat Bill Pay Service (BBPS) is a unified bill payment system under the umbrella of National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI). With CSC SPV becoming a Bharat Bill Pay Operating Unit, CSCs can provide BBPS services and further enable the villagers to pay their Electricity, Water, Gas, DTH and Mobile bills.
Exchange of MOU for Tally GST Service:
CSC SPV is partnering with Tally Education, a subsidiary of Tally Solutions, to increase adoption of computerized accounting and GST compliance across the rural and sub-urban parts of country. Under the partnership, VLEs enabling GST compliance for small businesses and traders, will receive complimentary license for the most recent version of the GST billing and compliance software from Tally.