The Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on 4 March 2017 inaugurated training of self organized small & medium traders on digital payment initiatives. Project entrusted to the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, he said, “The objective of ushering in transparency in the system along with reducing corruption wave can only be achieved with evolved participation of all sections of the society. Its objective is to usher transparency in the system along with reducing corruption with evolved participation of all sections of the society. The objective of these training programmes is to understand and adopt simplified digital payment mechanisms like UPI, USSD, BBPS, AEPS etc. in a convenient manner, which would contribute towards establishing digital economy and convey the benefits of digital payments to traders through capacity building programs. About 13500 small and medium unorganized / self organized businesses/ traders are targeted. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) shall be mobilizing traders and trade union leaders for training on digital payment initiatives. Under this programme, NIELIT shall be organizing 5 Regional Workshops at Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and 30 State Workshops and 100 DigiDhan Camps, all over India.