Maharashtra govt endorses Paytm in circular issued to promote digital payment2 min read . Updated: 09 Jan 2017, 01:16 AM IST
The Maharashtra education department asked schools to accept fees via Paytm and other forms of cashless payments
Mumbai: Last month, All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary and Maharashtra in-charge Mohan Prakash sought to know how mobile wallet Paytm could place full-page advertisements in national newspapers hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation on 8 November. Prakash claimed it was not possible for newspapers to carry advertisements so late in the day, apparently suggesting that Paytm had already been tipped off about the currency ban. While Prakash’s knowledge about how newspapers operate may not have been accurate, he drove home the point that digital payment companies had benefited from the thrust on going cashless.