Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the youth to obtain profit from a scheme that gives cash rewards for those encouraging others to use the government’s Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) App for transactions. The scheme is valid till October 14, he added.
“Friends, the government of India has provided you a good opportunity. The new generation is almost getting free of cash transactions. The new generation does not need cash. The new generation believes in digital payments,” PM Modi said on his monthly radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
He said that as the youth is already encouraging digital transactions, they could also make money while doing so under the scheme provided by the government of India. Under the scheme, a person can earn Rs 10 every time he or she introduces BHIM to another person and that person undertakes three digital transactions.
“If you make 20 people to do it in a day, you can earn Rs 200 that day,” the Prime Minister said, adding it will contribute to the efforts towards ‘Digital India’.
He also urged the students to make appropriate use of the upcoming summer vacations for acquiring new skills and even go for “out-of-the-box” things like taking lessons in auto driving, picking up some words from other Indian languages and finding of other places which they may intend to visit.