Nasscom will provide training, create awareness for digital transactions


Industry body Nasscom has said it will deal with creating awareness and give training to people in under-served sections of key towns and urban areas to help them move towards cashless payment techniques.

Nasscom, in a letter, has looked for support from NITI Aayog and in addition from the ministries of IT and Telecom to recognize and commit workforce from their organizations, who will train people around them on online payment methods.

NITI Aayog and the ministries of IT and Telecom have devised a two-pronged approach for communicating with and enabling as many citizens as possible, a plan which will be executed with the active support of Nasscom and Nasscom Foundation,” stated the letter.

The primary mission will be a campaign creating awareness through public events and one-to-one training by industry volunteers in key urban areas in “push” mode.

The second mission will be setting up call centre help desks to create awareness and genuine training and conversion to digital payments in a “pull” mode, it added.

These interventions will help in training people with bank/Jan Dhan accounts through a ‘step by step’ module on online payment methods.

Nasscom asked the companies to “identify and commit a large volunteer force of a minimum of 100 people” from their organization.

“Nasscom Foundation will ensure that the volunteers are briefed and prepared to participate in this movement which is planned during the period December 9-30, 2016,” it also stated.
The letter likewise asked that individual employees be encouraged to directly train at least 10 persons on any of the online payment methods they themselves use.

“Given the large workforce that our industry employs, such volunteers could make an enormous impact in terms of the number of people that they are actually able to convert,” the letter said.

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Sameeksha Bhardwaj, From ITvoir News Desk