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Old 7th June 2017, 18:02   #1
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Default Paytm introduces traffic challan payment feature

Online payment and e-commerce platform - Paytm has introduced a new service through which users can make traffic challan payments. This service is currently available only in three cities - Mumbai, Pune and Vijayawada. More cities are expected to be added to the said list in the near future.

Users willing to use the new service will need to open the Paytm app or website and select the 'Traffic Challan' tab. It will then prompt the user to enter vehicle registration number and select the payment method (debit card, credit card, net banking, etc.).

Once the payment is made, customers will get a digital invoice for the same. Meanwhile, the surrender document(s), if any, will be sent by the transport department to the registered address through the region's postal service.

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Apart from added convenience, I don't think this will help in eliminating corruption by any means as long as cash challan system co-exists.

It's high time government should consider scrapping cash reciepts.
'Jan Dhan Yojana' already have good penetration and we have many payment banks/wallets also there in business. This makes having no bank account not a valid excuse for not going cashless.
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Okay, I had a challan due, and this darn PayTM app is hanging by a thread on my phone, since it continuously sends me offers as notifications despite the 'push notifications' setting clearly being OFF in the app.


So I figured I'd test it out:

Once you enter your car number, it pulls up a list of challans you can checkbox select. (Only 1 in this case).
Do also note the "Fast Forward" option, which i guess is like an auto-payment:
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Of course, PayTM doesn't miss an opportunity to show you some deals, on this useless interstitial screen:
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The usual payment options:
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Takes a few seconds for the payment to process:
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Success:
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For a detailed look at the whole e-challan system : related thread

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Of course, PayTM doesn't miss an opportunity to show you some deals, on this useless interstitial screen:
There is an option to enter promo code as well.
Hopefully we might be able to see promo codes like 'TRAFFIC50' soon on Paytm.

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The usual payment options:
It seems payer does not have to bear charges associated with MDR( No extra charges apart from fine amount). Usually government offices are very strict with their no MDR policy. May be Paytm is taking a hit on its own P/L for this.
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This could be a very efficient way to reduce corruption if people start insisting on paying online instead of cash/bribe. However, I do see an issue with this:

1. How reliable is the whole "Transport department will send your documents through postal service" thing? It is way too easy for transport department to wash off their hands if the documents went missing and getting a new document like a license or an RC is a task in itself. Unless this is made reliable the whole thing could be rendered useless.

Still kudos to Paytm to start an initiative like this.

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