IGIDR-PCI dialogue on Jumpstarting Digital Payments

5th October, 2016
Mahogany, Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.

The Government of India has recently set up a Committee to review the framework related to digital payments. The mandate of the Committee is to formulate and monitor the medium term measures for strengthening the ecosystem and to recommend appropriate methods for encouraging digital payments and submit its recommendations in three months. These include suggesting legislative and regulatory changes, if any, in the legislative/ regulatory mechanism under banking, IT, telecom, PML, taxation or any other law, for promoting digital payments. The agenda for this dialogue meeting is to have consultations for the committee with a cross section of stakeholders with an objective to understand their perspective on the medium term vision of promoting digital payments by moving to a less cash economy.


14:00 - 14:10 Introduction
Ashish Aggarwal, NIPFP
14:10 - 14:20 Outlook of the Committee
Ratan P. Watal, Niti Aayog
14:20 - 14:30 Key Questions
Ashish Aggarwal, NIPFP
14:30 - 15:25 Panel I: Competition and Innovation
Anshul Kheterpal, Freecharge
Pradeep Sampath, Tata mRupee
Abhijeet Ramesh, Visa
Vikas Agnihotri, Google
Moderator: Subho Ray, IAMAI
15:30 - 16:25 Panel II: Safety and Resilience
Ankit Gupta, Uber India
David Katz, Paypal
Deepak Chandnani, Worldline
Ajay Kaushal, BillDesk
Moderator: Vishwas Patel, Avenues India
16:30 - 17:25 Panel III: Adoption, Access and Usage
Varad Pande, Dalberg
Adhil Shetty, Bankbazaar
Paresh Rajde, Suvidhaa
Murali Nair, MasterCard
Moderator: Alok Gupta, Cashless Catalyst
17:30 - 17:45 Summing-up
Naveen Surya, Payments Council of India & ItzCash