The Government is
trying to promote cashless transactions as far as practically possible.
Digital payments give fillip to financial inclusion. It also enables
digital trail of financial transactions leading to better tax compliance
and reduces cost maintaining cash. Increased digital transactions will
also enable small and micro enterprises to access formal credit.
A commercial establishment/industry registered as Merchant is expected
to pay to the Acquiring Bank an amount out of their collections based on
Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) which shall not be more than 1 % in case of
This information was given by the Commerce and Industry Minister Smt.
NirmalaSitharaman in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.