NEW DELHI: The National Institute for Transforming India(NITI) Aayog, the administration’s policy think-tank, on Thursday declared a lottery with every day, week after week and uber grants for shoppers and vendors, to urge a move to digital payments.
The honors will be offered through two plans – the Lucky Grahak Yojna for shoppers, and the Digi-dhan Vyapar Yojna for shippers at an expected cost of Rs 340 crore, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said.
Both the plans will cover little exchanges between Rs 50 and Rs 3,000 to energize each segment of the general public to move to advanced installments, Kant clarified.
Terming it a ‘Christmas Gift’ to the nation, Kant said the principal draw will happen on December 25 and the super draw on April 14, the birth commemoration of B R Ambedkar.
Lucky Grahak and Digi-Dhan Yojana is on poor, middle class and small businesses in order to bring them into computerized installments unrest. The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) will implement the plans.
Weekly and daily awards
Under the Lucky Grahak Yojna, 15,000 victors will get cashback prizes of Rs 1000 each consistently beginning on December 25 (Christmas) and completion on April 14 one year from now (Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanthi).
Moreover, there will be week after week grants worth Rs 1 lakh, Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 for 7000 individuals.
Under the Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojna, 7000 winning shippers will get week by week prizes worth Rs 50,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 2,500.