The Government of Kerala has almost completed developing a new mobile app to facilitate digital payments .
The app is developed by the state IT department with the technical assistance of the National Payments Corporation of India. It would enable the citizens to carry out cash transactions with government, irrespective of where they maintain accounts.
After rigorous security checks, the Android and iPhone versions of the app would be ready for launch by April.
Even though Kerala has made major progress in the e-governance sector, payment through credit/debit cards to departments is possible only if the payee holds the debit card of less than 10 banks.
According to the government authorities, nine banks mostly nationalized or those with lesser branches in the state have agreed to receive payments without service charges.
The cooperative bank is interested in the app solution to ensure more resources between government treasury and cooperative sectors. By the development of this app, the government is all set to explore the benefits of core banking.