Lucky Grahak Yojana & Digi-धन Vyapar Yojana

 

The launch of the schemes Lucky Grahak Yojana and the Digi-धन Vyapar Yojana announced by NITI Aayog to give cash awards to consumers and merchants who utilize digital payment instruments for personal consumption expenditures.

The main of the scheme is to bringing the poor, lower middle class and small businesses into the digital payment fold. It has been decided that National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) shall be the implementing agency for this scheme. It would be useful to reiterate that NPCI is a not for profit company which is charged with a responsibility of guiding India towards being a cashless society.

To incentivize digital transactions so that electronic payments are adopted by all sections of the society, especially the poor and the middle class is the primary aim of these schemes.

Aim of Creating Lucky Grahak Yojana and the Digi-धन Vyapar Yojana

 

Lucky Grahak Yojana and the Digi-धन Vyapar Yojana has been designed keeping in mind all sections of the society and their usage patterns.

For instance, the poorest of poor will be eligible for rewards by using USSD. People in village and rural areas can participate in this scheme through AEPS. The first draw will  be on 25th December, 2016 (as a Christmas gift to the nation) leading up to a Mega Draw on Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti on 14th April 2017.

Lucky Grahak Yojana and the Digi-धन Vyapar Yojana will comprise of two major components, one for the Consumers and the other for the Merchants:

a) Lucky Grahak Yojana [Consumers]:

Daily reward of Rs 1000 to be given to 15,000 lucky Consumers for a period of 100 days;
Weekly prizes worth Rs 1 lakh, Rs 10,000 and Rs. 5000 for Consumers who use the alternate modes of digital Payments
This will include all forms of transactions viz. UPI, USSD, AEPS and RuPay Cards but will for the time being exclude transactions through Private Credit Cards and Digital Wallets.

b) Digi-धन Vyapar Yojana[ Merchants]:

Prizes for Merchants for all digital transactions conducted at Merchant establishments
Weekly prizes worth Rs. 50,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs. 2,500

c) Mega Draw on 14th of April – Ambedkar Jayanti

3 Mega Prizes for consumers worth Rs 1 cr, 50 lakh, 25 lakh for digital transactions between 8th November, 2016 to 13th April, 2017 to be announced on 14th April, 2017
3 Mega Prizes for merchants worth Rs 50 lakhs, 25 lakh, 12 lakh for digital transactions between 8th November, 2016 to 13th April, 2017 to be announced on 14th

In order to make sure that the focus of the scheme is on small transactions (entered into by common people), incentives shall be restricted to transactions within the range of Rs 50 and Rs 3000.

All transactions between consumers and merchants; consumers and government agencies and all AEPS transactions will be considered for the incentive scheme.

A special software is especially developed by NPCI for this purpose. The winners shall be identified through a random draw of the eligible Transaction IDs [which are generated automatically as soon as the transaction is completed] .

NPCI has been directed to ensure a technical and security audit of the same to ensure that the technical integrity of the process is maintained.

Rs 340 Crores is the estimated expenditure on the first phase of the scheme (up to 14th April 2017). A review will be carried by the Government to carry out the further implementation.

This is a historic moment in our nation’s history when our nation is shedding old habits and rapidly adopting new means which shall propel us into a truly modern age.

List of city wise lucky draw dates for Lucky Grahak Yojana & Digi-धन Vyapar Yojana

Source : http://www.narendramodi.in/niti-aayog-announces-launch-of-the-schemes-lucky-grahak-yojana-and-digi-dhan-vyapar-yojana-for-incentivising-digital-payment-533522