The Hush Post: You can pay the water and electricity bills using the QR code next week onwards.
The IT Department, Chandigarh Administration, is going to introduce Quick Response (QR) code for making such payments. Though, exact date has not been fixed on when the services will begin.
At present, city residents have two options to pay their bills — in cash or through debit/credit cards. These payments can be made at Sampark centres or online.
The arrangements with major banks for the said facility are being finalised.
In December last year, Chandigarh administrator VP Singh Badnore had launched smart city cards.
The card was launched in collaboration with the Bank of India. It can be used to make payments for various government and commercial utilities. Apart from power and water bills, it will also serve as a valid identity proof.
Consumers can load up to Rs 50,000 in the card. The maximum amount that can be spent without a one-time password (OTP) is Rs 2,000.
For higher transactions, an OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number. Users will be able to know about all the transactions through text message alerts.
The administration will display Quick Response (QR) code at all e-sampark centres. The residents have to download the mobile application, which will allow scanning of the code. The users will have to enter the account number against which the payment is to be made. The amount will be deducted from the linked bank account.