People in Haryana will be able to pay different government charges and fees in a single transaction through Point of Sale (PoS) devices. The facility will initially be implemented in the transport department on pilot basis from this month onwards. Apart from this, the transport department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the department of post for delivery of documents issued by it to the people from May 1 onwards. This was disclosed in a session Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had with his 'good governance associates' and administrative secretaries here.
It was informed that people presently have to swipe their cards several times to make payment for fees and other charges under different heads. The implementation of single swipe system would shorten this process, as once the payment is made in lump sum, the appropriate amounts would be directly deposited into the relevant accounts. This would also put a check on corruption and make the process transparent. The chief minister directed the officers of State Bank of India, which is providing PoS devices and digital payment services to the Haryana government under an agreement, to ensure that proper receipts are generated so that customers may easily maintain their records.