Payworld Shortlisted as One of 34 GST Suvidha Providers

Introduced by The Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act 2016, Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a proposed system of indirect taxation in India merging most of the existing taxes into single system of taxation.The taxes which will be subsumed into GST include central excise duty, services tax, additional customs duty, surcharges and state-level value added tax.

To bring about a uniformity and functionality regarding GST in the nation, the Government has come up with GSP concept. GSPs are basically GST Suvidha Providers that will help as a link between vendors and GST. In simple words, third party IT vendors who develop web or mobile based interfaces for tax payers to interact with GST network are called GST Suvidhaa Providers or GSP. The task of GSP is to provide convenient ways to the taxpayers in interacting with GST system starting from registration of entity to uploading of invoice details and going up till the filing of returns.

GSTN (Goods & Services Tax Network) is tasked with building the biggest ever and a complex tax network for India, and for that they have shortlisted 34 companies to act as GSP, of which Payworld- one of India’s leading utility services providers- is the one.

Praveen Dhabhai, COO of Payworld said “We are very proud to be a part of the biggest tax reform in the world. GST by magnitude is the biggest tax reform that India and the world will ever witness. GSPs will play a crucial role in bridging the gap between the tax payers and the GST system, which is set to become the world’s biggest and perhaps most complex tax framework.”

Owned by Sugal and Damani Utility Services Private Limited, Payworld is a preeminent electronic processing platform for financial transactions. As GSP, it will acquire and provide solutions to small merchants and vendors in order to help them comply with GST regime.

Under its platform, Payworld offers utility services to its consumers in terms of domestic money remittance, mobile and DTH recharges, rail, air and bus reservation and utility bill collections, digital wallets, cash withdrawal points and assisted e-commerce.

Payworld’s 100 per cent subsidiary, Payworld  Money (Smart Payment Solutions Pvt. Ltd.) offers a mobile wallet that is an excellent option for non tech-savvy smart phone users to go cashless.Payworld Money is an RBI approved pre- paid instrument (PPI) – digital/ mobile wallet) issuer which has users doing primarily domestic money remittances through the assisted mode.

Become Payworld Retailer and Go Cashless

The recent demonetization move taken by the honorable PM of India to curb black money has left people perplexed because of a sudden shortage of enough notes. The daily life of common man has gone haywire because- even in this age of digitalization, we rely just too much on currency notes. Both for the store owners as well as the customers the time is proving to be a difficult one because no one was really prepared for something like this. So, do you think our PM is to be blamed for this inconvenience we are going through? Is him expecting a digital India like asking for too much? No. Going cashless is not just the call of the day but it is really convenient too. You do not need to worry about the cash being stolen or lost or spoiled etc.

If you run a shop or store and are facing this issue on a day-to-day basis for almost a month now, there are many other alternates you can rely on. You might have come across people trying to hand you their old 500 and 1000 rupees currency notes in exchange of the products and services they have availed from you. You might have come across people coming in to buy a small thing so you could give them the change in return. But none of this is actually working these days. So what to do, you ask? Go cashless and start accepting payments from debit/ credit cards majority people own these days.

Payworld brings to you its platform using which you can become a part of ‘digitalization’ and ‘going cashless’ move. Their MPOS machine helps you become a Payworld Retailer, with the help of which you can enjoy the cashless benefits. This leaves you with no worries about the cash being stolen from your shop. With machine payments, you need not run here and there managing the change for customer too. Just swipe as much the amount mentioned in the bill and you are done. Visa, RuPay, MasterCard- Payworld MPOS Machine accepts debits and credit cards of all major banks- thus helping make a transparent and corruption-free India!

Cash Point aka Mini ATM

After the advent of ATM cards, people have started roaming around with light pockets, with just a couple of ATM cards in their wallet which provide them the opportunity to withdraw cash as and when they require. While urban cities and towns have ATMs of various banks within walking distance, villages are deprived of this privilege. People dwelling in the outskirts do not get to live with such freedom and thus are always under threat of theft. Another pain-area is while we are travelling to the outskirts. Now taking a lot of cash while travelling is not a good idea but money-need can arise anytime, anywhere. In areas where ATM’s are a scarcity and one cannot live or travel with a lot of cash with them, it becomes a huge problem.

At a place where you know no one and you do not have enough cash, Payworld is no less than a silver lining on the cloud. Payworld offers a wide range of services which ensures you always have helping hand. If you are at a place where there is no hint of an ATM at a wide stretch, Payworld Cash Point  is at your service. You can just step in, at a Kirana, Stationery or Chemist store who has tied-up with Payworld and get up to Rs. 2000 instant in cash. As a traveller, this becomes really easy for one to withdraw the minimal amount of cash required and travel without worrying about any excess cash. For the village dwellers, this concept of Mini-ATM is nothing less than a blessing in disguise.

While urban towns have a lot of platforms and services which help make their life easier and worry-free, rural India is still living in a state of oblivion. By offering a plethora of services, Payworld is bringing villages close to the urban towns and cities having access to all modern amenities.

Payworld Cash Points

Cash Points, basically, are another term for an Automated Teller Machine, more popularly known as ATMs. For a metropolitan city, ATMs are an everyday sight. But what about the rural man who has to walk endless kilometres just to withdraw some cash? Payworld recognized this need and acted upon it.

In 2015, Intelligent Electronic Transaction Processing platform Payworld, announced that it has launched Payworld Cash Point, a service that lets consumers obtain cash at retail points in areas where ATMs are not available or accessible. Payworld in association with State Bank of India is operating this scheme. “This would also be helpful to the millions of people in rural and semi-urban areas that have opened bank accounts under the Prime Minister’s Jan Dhan Yojana and have debit cards but no access to an ATM machine in their neighbourhood,” Payworld said in a statement.

To provide this service, a retailer will use the Payworld app installed on a smartphone equipped with a card reader machine. Payworld provides both the app and the card reader. “All he has to do is to swipe the walk in customer’s debit card, and on authorization by the bank, pay out the cash,” Payworld said. Account holders with a debit card can request a maximum of ₹. 2,000 in cash from this cash-out facility of Payworld.

The company’s target is Tier III and Tier IV cities and rural areas where bank branches and ATMs are scattered. “Our initial plan is to launch the scheme with 500 retailers and gradually scale it up to over 5,000 by December 2016,” said Praveen Dhabhai, COO of Payworld.

Payworld Cash Points

Money is a critical resource needed by all individuals for their daily functioning. In many instances, we have sufficient funds in our bank account but often run out of liquidity in our wallet. Further, accessing this money can be quite difficult at times like when one is travelling. Many times it happens that while on vacation we are on the look-out for an ATM to withdraw cash, which can be quite difficult in the under developed areas of the country. A lot of residents living in rural areas in India with legitimate bank accounts are unable to access their money in times of need due to lack of ATM machines and bank branches in their locality. Continue reading