In a move towards cashless society, the UT Government launched the Chandigarh Smart City Card In the City on December 12, 2017. The card was launched by VP Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and UT administrator. The card was launched in the presence of the city’s MP Kirron Kher, Mayor Asha Kumari Jaswal, and UT Adviser Parimal Rai.
The Smart City Card is a brainchild of Ajit Balaji Joshi, The Deputy Commissioner of Chandigarh. The launch of the smart card is a smart move towards cashless India. The issue of the card would ease the people to make payments.
The Smart City Card will be issued to only those residents who have their Aadhar cards. To know more about the Smart City Cards keep reading..
Chandigarh Smart City Card: Registrations open
The registrations for the Smart City Card are open from 13 December 2017 at the Bank of India branches and will commence at all sampark centers from 15th December 2017. However, the Smart Card will be put to use only from December 25, 2017 to mark the good governance day. The Chandigarh Smart City card is first of its kind. The residents of Chandigarh can apply for their smart cards through the online portal of Bank of India or by visiting any Sampark Centre.
The Samrt City Card move by the Government will help in making Chandigarh a cashless city and will promote digital payments.
Chandigarh Smart City Card: Details
The Chandigarh Smart City card can be used for making payments at Government offices, smart parking lots, retail stores, cinema halls, public and private transport, payment of electricity and water bills and other payments of other factlities within the city. One must have aadhar card in order to register for the Chandigarh Smart City Card. The Chandigarh Smart City Card can be availed for Rs. 500, out of which Rs. 150 will be the card making Charges and rest Rs. 350 can be used to make the future payments. Rs. 150 is a one time charge for the Smart City Card and no other fee will be charged for subsequent recharges.
The maximum amount with which a person can recharge his Smart card is with Rs. 50,000. All the transactions amounting to Rs. 2000 or less would not require the generation of OTP (One Time Password). The Smart City Card would also attract a MDR (Merchant Discount Rate) of Rs. 0.25% for transactions at government offices and 0.50 % at retailers. To get the card recharged one can visit the nearest sampark centre or one can also get it recharged online through debit card, internet banking or UPI-BHIM applications.
The holder of the Smart Card will get a PIN Number which can, later on, be changed. The Smartcard would also hold the particulars and the photograph of the holder which can also be used as the identity card.