Indian visa fees will not be paid for visa in cash. Visa fees can be submitted in electronic form. Today, the State Bank of India started the new service. This service was inaugurated by Arun Jaitley, India’s visiting finance minister, ‘Cashless Visa Service’. Bangladesh Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith was present in the meeting.
This event is held at Sonargaon Hotel in the capital. With the introduction of this new service, Indian Visa Visitors will automatically submit the visa fee by submitting the visa fee to any Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC). This service was inaugurated from the premises of Sonargaon Hotel in Shyamoli, Sylhet and IVS in Sylhet.
It was informed that last year 14 lakh Bangladeshis went to India with a visa. This service has been launched to make the visa process easier.
In the same ceremony the Exim Bank of Exim Bank of India was inaugurated. B Sriram, Managing Director of State Bank of India and Mr. David Raskinha, Managing Director of Exim Bank of India were also present on the occasion.
Later, at the Sonargaon Hotel, the Indian High Commission of Dhaka and Private Research Institute Policy Research Institute (PRI) organized a discussion on ‘Indian Economy’s macroeconomic initiatives: financial inclusion, currency depreciation and paperless economy’.
In this, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley highlighted various initiatives for financial inclusion. How to connect the poor people of India with the banking system and provide the state-of-the-art services in the electronic system.
On the other hand, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said, it is possible to reduce corruption through information technology.