AP Governor participates in eRUPI launch programme

 

AP Governor participates in eRUPI launch programme


 

Vijayawada, August 02 (prajaamaravati): Andhra Pradesh Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, participated in virtual mode from Raj Bhavan, in the programme held for launch of eRUPI prepaid e-voucher by Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi, on Monday.

Addressing the Governors, Lt. Governors, Union Ministers, Chief Secretaries and other dignitaries who participated in the launch programme, Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi said eRUPI is an example of digital governance and futuristic reform. He said with the launch of eRUPI, the digital governance in the country has entered a new era of digital transactions, Direct Benefit Transfer system and will play a more effective role in targeted, transparent, leak-proof delivery of services. The Prime Minister said that the eRUPI system is being utilized for transfer of benefits in health sector initially and will be extended to other sectors in the coming days and said private organizations, Philanthropists, NGOs can also make use of the eRUPI system for transfer of funds to reach out to targeted beneficiaries. The Prime Minister said eRUPI is a purpose specific, person-specific prepaid e-Voucher for cashless and contactless payment and is a best example of use of digital technology as a tool to empower the poor. With the launch of eRUPI, India has demonstrated to the world that we are not lagging behind other countries in adoption of digital technology, said the Prime Minister. 

Payment for Covid vaccination at a private vaccination centre in Mumbai given to a beneficiary through the eRUPI prepaid e-Voucher received by him through a QR code on his mobile phone was demonstrated as the first application on eRUPI digital payment platform, during the launch programme. Sri Mukesh Kumar Meena, Secretary to Governor, also attended the programme.