Sunday, September 19, 2010

Interview with Prof Das re: Cashless Payment System in India

The response and discussions triggered by Cashless Payment System in India - A roadmap has been marvelous.  Discussions among payments professionals [in India] have invariably gravitated to debating either suggestions in the report or the broad press coverage the report received.  For sure, the report has helped bring the spotlight to the niche area of electronic payments and its role in an emerging market.

While Prof Das, the author of the report, has been understandably busy, he took some time off to talk with Mr Manju Murthy.  Please find below the excerpts of the conversation:

MM: Why did you feel there was need for this report?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Review of report: Cashless Payment System in India

This post reviews Cashless Payment System in India - A roadmap authored by Prof Ashish Das, IIT Mumbai and Ms Rakhi Agarwal.  This report is a well researched and comprehensive report which is a must read for payments professionals, those who focus on India and others as well.  The report is unbiased and credible as the authors objective has been to identify factors to deliver an effective and efficient retail payment tender for India.  As a professional addressing opportunities in India, I have been waiting for this report for a while now.  The 104-page report did not disappoint.  While I normally do not have much patience (or attention span) for long documents, this report was an easy and quick read.  I encourage you all to read this report.

The summary of the findings are: