Merits and Demerits of Cashless Economy

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Bhawna Verma said: (Oct 2, 2019)  
Hello everyone,

This is Bhawna Verma.

I am in favour of the cashless economy because this is a very easy way to pay the money. The cashless system brings down the cost associated with printing, storing and transportation of cash. A lot of eCommerce website offers huge incentives in terms of discounts, cashback to the customers for making a digital transaction for shopping online. And we can do easily these cashless transactions with high security.


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Shivika said: (Oct 1, 2019)  
Yes,India is ready for cashless economy.Through this corruption can be aborted from our society . Now a days,our major part of corruption is due to ready cash.Without corruption India would soon become a developed country,thus cashless economy is the only way........

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Anshul Ojha said: (Sep 27, 2019)  
Good Morning All of You,

My name is Anshul Ojha.

I am in favour of the cashless economy because this is a very easy way to pay the money. The cashless system brings down the cost associated with printing, storing and transportation of cash. A lot of eCommerce website offers huge incentives in terms of discounts, cashback to the customers for making a digital transaction for shopping online.



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Sumeet Tiwari said: (Sep 18, 2019)  
Good evening everyone.

As, if we are aware that. Everything has two faces. But from my point of view.

I think Being cashless or being digitalised is not worth.

1. Having cash in pocket we feel more comfortable as if we want to buy some small things. Want to pay Transportation fair or many. Etc. We can't talk about any app.

2. Just a small example. If you want to go to the washroom if you are in outside. Then they charge you Rs2. Will, you said that give me your. Account number. I will transfer it?

3. Being cashless means all cash in one of our close friend (mobile). Right?

If it goes switch off. Or something happened. Can't even you think of to buy? Or to do anything.

Thank you.

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Tej Pratap Singh said: (Sep 17, 2019)  
Good evening everyone.

Today we are going to discuss on the topic "cashless economy" which is very fascinating topic which we have to discuss upon.

So Let's start.

Cashless economy means where the economy is digitalized. It is especially coined by our prime minister ahead with its plan to Demonetize the currency note of rupee 500 and 1000.

As we all know every initiative have it's own pons and cons so as the cashless economy has.

Now, I am discussing the merits of it.

1) Now don't have to stand in queue for a long time in banks for small transactions.
2) Now we don't have to walk with a lot of money to purchase something.
3) You can also pay your electricity bill or water bill or any bill through online you do not need to go anywhere.
4) It also helps on our GDP. Which is more important?
5) Black money is totally obsolete because no involvement of the third person is there.

Now comes for demerits.

1) Most of the small cities and villages oblivion of the country.
2) remote areas don't have proper knowledge on how to handle online transactions.
3) Most of the rural areas don't access the internet because of network problems.
4) Most of the people worried about security for cashing transactions.
5) Refunding the money also takes much time.

From my point of view, the cashless economy has both merits and demerit. But I am with merits because they are in the majority and also very helpful. Because it saves time. And time is so important nowadays.


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Monika said: (Sep 15, 2019)  
Hello everyone,

According to my point of view, it is safe and secure for all transactions. But as every coin have two sides, so most of the rural people were not having more awareness about the cashless economy so the government should take a step to give some awareness.

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Arghya Chakraborty said: (Sep 14, 2019)  
Cashless economy means where the economy is digitalized. Cashless economy specially in India is a term coined by our PM went ahead with its plans to demonetize currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000. There is some good things associated with this.

Like I) people especially older persons or women do not need to go market with cash which can be theft. They can easily buy something at home without any physical activity.

II) for a person with a child, to save time for their child they do need to go to market, to pay the electric bill or any other things. They can do it at home.

III) when you go to the market you not only spend the money for those particular items but also you have to pay the transportation. But after this, you need not go to outside or pay transportation charge.

IV) when we talk about cashless there is a term that PM Yojanas for farmers, low-income persons. They can not get their total money because brokers do not give them what they deserve. Due to a cashless economy, every person should have a bank account, so the money will be transferred to their account directly.

V) there will be no black money-related issues.

Demerits: As we know India is a developing country and a large number of people do not know about technology. Without money their life becomes complex. What they have to do, how to start, these things make them depressed.

If midnight we need emergencies like medicine or something we should have money. Etc.

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Jibanjyoti said: (Sep 13, 2019)  
Hello everyone.

Thank you for giving me this opportunity to said about merit and demerits of cashless economy.

First of all, I want to describe the merits of a cashless economy.

In cashless economy, we save our paper, transport.

No need of carrying a lot of cash.

The people can view all their transaction and prepare their lifestyle according to the money.

Let's talk about demerits.

In the rural area, many peoples are not aware of the cashless economy.

They confused in every situation.

The most important thing is that some of the people facing many fraud calls.

In a rural area, maximum people have not a smart phone so they can't use an online transaction.

That's all.

Thank you.

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Ajay Bhardwaj said: (Sep 12, 2019)  
Hello everyone.

Today, I would like to bring kind your attention about to cashless economic and how much benificially for Indian eco. First of all, I will discussion toward to merit you all know from comes to technology internet factor is full swings rather than before day. Paperwork, time value knowledge and health and many thinks are reducing.

Demerit: A person doesn't have proper knowledge about it. They are illiterate. Some time hacking problem we are facing.

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Arnab said: (Sep 8, 2019)  
Good evening everyone.

Today we are talking about the merits and demerits of cashless economy. It was a great initiative was taken by our prime minister to make digital India.


1. Reduces the cost of printing, storing and transportation of money.
2. There is no need for carrying a lot of cash.
3. The transaction of money is there will be less corruption in the country.
4. It provides us with the transparency of work.
5. Secure transaction.
6. We can pay many kinds of bills like the transportation bill, electric bill etc. We can buy movie tickets, pay the food bill in one touch.


1. More than 60%of people in India come from a rural area. 25% of them are illiterate and a large percentage of people illiterate of mobile and they are not comfortable with this.
2. Security is another big reason for cashless transaction.
3. Sometimes internet speed and electric may problem some tie.

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Rahul809 said: (Sep 5, 2019)  
GoodMorning Everyone,


1. No need to take your wallet.
2. Transaction the amount in one click.
3. Paperless work.
4. Secure, safe and directly go to your bank accounts.

With these benefits, people will do more transaction even a small transaction. No need to give the change rupees where change rupees (small coin) is always a shortage in India.

Many companies such as paytm, phonepay, Google UPI, Amazon is looking forward and supporting the cashless economy.


1. Easy to someone to do fraud if personal data is sharing such as UPI password.
2. Many people are not aware of digital payment and afraid to do payment mainly in a rural area, senior citizens.

Conclusion: There is always a merits to connect with digital because it saves time and time is money.


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Sumit Singh said: (Aug 30, 2019)  
Hello, Everyone.

1. Cashless economy brought a huge difference in poeple life.

2. It saves our time, a few years back when we have to give someone's money and we don't have cash then it takes a lot time to pay the money but now everyone has their own phone wallet and this transaction can be done in seconds.

3. Almost every class of people are interested in cashless transactions, people who are involving in small businesses like tea seller or even rickshaw business also have their phobe wallet.

4. Now even a small amount of money is easily transferred to the bank's account without going to the bank.

5. We can pay our home's bill like electricity, cable etc without going to the office.

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Shivam Singh said: (Aug 26, 2019)  
Hello everyone.

Today we are going to discuss about merits and demerits of cashless economy. With rapid innovation in technology sector, advanced methods and processes are being adopted that are make life easier. Cashless economy is such a thing where trade is done digitally unlike on paper. It is fast and more accurate but it comes with its own problems and that is what we are going to talk about.

Cashless economy has led to less paperwork involvement which can also reduce space required to handle and store the documents. Because of that access to reports and documents has also become easy because everything is just one click away. However it is prone to cyber attacks and a system has to be designed properly to make it hack-proof.

It can also be used nefarious purposes like we can take the example of Bitcoin. It is known that through Bitcoin people conduct underworld and sinister businesses online and because of the technology of bitcoin there is no way to track it. This can cause some serious problems in legal businesses of corruption is money is not traceable.

In brief, system of cashless economy should be designed in such a way that it is easily traceable and hack-proof and only it will be a trustworthy system.

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Aashish said: (Aug 21, 2019)  
Hi everyone,

Everything has prons and cons as such, Cashless economy has also its merit and demerit.

When we talk about the merits of the cashless economy then first thing comes in our mind is it is an easy way to transfer the cash through digitalization.

Secondly, This saves the huge money on print the currency.

Thirdly, you can track every transaction easily. It may help reduce the corruption and malpractice that things affect our economy.

And last but not least it helps grow our economy very swiftly. And it also reduces the threat of fake currency that majorly affects our economy.

When we talk about demerit of cashless economy.

Firstly, we need a proper law and regulations. And it should be implemented on the ground. And I think there is an authority or body like SEBI, RBI who regulate all these things.

Secondly, there is a lack of knowledge may be the big hurdle of the cashless economy and many rumours as well.

And, if we see a cashless economy then the government should remove the limits on e-transaction.

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Ankur Vivek said: (Aug 18, 2019)  
Hello Everyone.

Any sort of Organisational, National or International work needs proper management to handle a large amount of all types of data, queries, etc. From this one is very important is the cash. A very large amount of transactions is frequent in any economy. Handling hard cash is a cumbersome task. So, this is eliminated only by replacing it with cashless methods, which are e-payments. Merits of the cashless economy are more and efficient as compared to its disadvantages. Let know the biggest merits - Anytime, Anywhere one can exchange his business transactions at the fingertips. There's no need to maintain an extra ledger for transactions history, Now in the cashless economy, this history is auto-generated.

Regardless of the quantity of amount you can transfer or get transferred in your bank account. The only problem it is a procedure. If every citizen is capable of doing so, it is like a time and money saver for all.

The only demerit is the chance of being a part of fraud or robbery. Cybercrime is a major problem in front of a completely cashless economy. If it is completely secure then it's like a god gift.

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Praveen Thakur said: (Aug 16, 2019)  
Hi Guys.

I am Praveen the topic given to us is merits and demerits of cashless economy. So guys, in my opinion, the merits of the cashless economy is much higher than demerits. Due to digitalization and automation now we are able to do transactions like electricity bill, water bill, mobile recharge, online shoping etc. Within a minute without going here and there. Hence it saves time as well as money.

According to environment aspects as we all know that climate change is a big issue for everyone due to deforestation so yes cashless economy reduces less use of paper and eventually deforestation. So we can say the cashless economy is ecofriendly.

Corruption will also reduce because there will be direct transaction no involvement of the third person.

If I talk about demerits then:

In rural areas, people are not that much aware of these schemes and they have some internet issues so they can't take that much advantage of these schemes.

Yes, there is a chance of hacking so you should be aware of it.

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Rushi said: (Aug 15, 2019)  
Hello, guys. There are too many merits an demerits of cashless economy in India.

PM, Narendra Modi started digital India it helps lots but something disadvantages are also there, first I discuss the merits. The main advantages of cashless economy is you have to don't take money with you anywhere with you. You can directly transaction with mobile or your card. You can pay the bill for electricity etc are pay directly with your home is your time is save and also free of travels. You can do at your home directly.

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Arijit said: (Aug 14, 2019)  

1. It will help us to reduce the black money from the society.
2. It will make the transaction easy.
3. We do not have to worry about the cash crunch in our economy.
4. We can indirectly save papers.


1. We can not make a cashless transaction without internet connectivity.

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Arpit Patel said: (Aug 11, 2019)  
Hello everyone.

Myself Arpit Patel.

In my point of view, the cashless economy has more benefits than disadvantages. It helps people to do a quick transfer of money to others which saves time. There is no problem with change, one can give any amount of money from 1 rupee to lakhs. This is also benefitting those who have a small business like vegetable sellers, panipuri and many others in keeping their money safe as they are directly adding to their bank account.

Also, there is less probability of corruption if the government is planning some scheme for the poor as they can transfer funds directly to their accounts instead of giving it to the intermediate officials.

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Geethu said: (Aug 10, 2019)  
Hello guys.

I am Anjali now the topic is about the merits and demerits of cashless economy. There will be merits as well as demerits in anything. First I want to tell you all about the merits which will have with the cashless economy is fewer chores i.e, thefts easy to access without carrying money. With this, anyone can buy anything from anywhere easily through online transactions. Soo, it is easy and with this cashless economy, there are lots of merits. Now demerit is all the people can not use it because illiterate and urban people are unable to access with lack of knowledge. It can be overcome through giving awareness about the cashless accessing etc. Then it will overcome so there will be no more demerits regarding this. Thank you, guys.

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Sai Omesh said: (Aug 10, 2019)  
Myself Sai Omesh.

My words from this topic, Nowadays everyone use the online paying apps with some issues, sometimes its better to tranfer a money throght mobiles, PC's etc.

Every employee deposit money through banks but now no need to go to bank.

Even banks aslo introduce their own apps to transfer a money.

Sometimes and some areas have no internet facilities to tranfer to others this is the main problem and aslo technical issues aslo arise sometimes.

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Shashank Khandelwal said: (Aug 10, 2019)  
In the era of digitalization and automation it is very necessary to grow with them. Cashless economy has numerous aspects. Let me add some of the merits:

1. Environmental friendly. With increasing population in the country like India it is very necessary to stable our paper use in order to not to harm nature. Which is somehow degraded due to cashless economy.

2. Monitoring is improved. Government or citizen doesn't have records if the transaction are in cash whereas in cashless each and every transaction is recorded.

3. The printing cost for the cash is more whereas in cashless this expense will be on hold, and thus economically beneficial.

4. Easy to handle:

Let's me introduce another dimension to this topic:.

1. Japan is a country with cashless based economy still the interest rate for there citizen is 0.04% only and its negative in some banks. So there are several aspects for the value of money if the economy will be cashless.

2. In the remote locations where network is still a issue it is not convenient.

There are several merits and demerits of the cashless economy but it weigh more in merits direction so I believe to have cashless economy.

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Mohit Kumawat said: (Aug 2, 2019)  
Hi everyone.

Myself Mohit Kumawat.

First of all, we need to understand what is the cashless economy. It is process through which transfer of money can be done by the online system at home without carrying real currency, no need of a pen, paper and our physical appearance at anywhere.

It has many merits as follows.

- there is no need to carry a lot of cash.
- it makes us to feel secure regarding cash anywhere.
-we can book a hotel, movie tickets, food order etc. And pay electricity bills and water bills easily in just a single minute without going Outside.
-it also supports to reduce corruption in a country like India where corruption is at peak level.
- it provides transparency in our work.

It has some demerits as follows.

-It is difficult to do online work for uneducated people mostly in rural areas.
-Sometimes transaction failed due to technical issues.
-Sometimes problems create relating to Internet speed and electricity.
-Sometimes account can be hacked by Hackers.

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Anomie said: (Jul 28, 2019)  
Good morning everyone. My views on cashless economy.

As a growing country we we need to be enhanced in every aspect one of the biggest achievement would be going cashless from reduction of the cutting trees to reduction of corruption although many of our country citizens does not know how to use these means terror funding can be reduced, theft of information with security implementation, no wastage of time in banks. ATMs and depending on others for doing a payment, one of the biggest merits would be environment would be protected and with a click, payment can be done starting with shopping to fund transfer with just one go.

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Afroza said: (Jul 27, 2019)  
Hi everyone.

There are merits and demerits as well. Let's come across to merits side first:

1) there will no more robbery in your houses.
2) anytime anywhere transactions can be done.
3) no need to stand in question and waste your time.
4) Able to transfer accurate money to the opponent. No more additional cost required.

Let's come to the demerit side:

Let's think about the uneducated people, senior citizens of our country, will they able to perform? No, right?

Thank you.

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Ekta said: (Jul 27, 2019)  
I would like to share my views on the Cashless Economy.

Nowadays everyone knows how to use a mobile phone. We can transfer money to anyone through phone, after purchasing anything we can pay money by card or we can do online. We don't have to carry huge amounts with us. Now, we can do anything through the internet it may be shopping or ordering food items and many more.

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Sanya Kasaudhan said: (Jul 19, 2019)  

* Avoids cutting down of trees hence preserves deforestation.
* People don't need to stand in a queue and wait as time is crucial for every person.
*Transaction time is less.
*No biasing, transparency in the transaction.
*No physical presence is needed.
*Transaction can be seen online no need of paper.
*No need to carry a huge amount of money every time.
*Corruption can be reduced.
*Theft is reduced.


*Rural people may not be able to use cashless memory.
*Network problem can arise.
*Refunding money can be difficult.

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Dileep Kumar said: (Jul 18, 2019)  
Good evening everyone present over here. As the topic under discussion is 'MERITS AND DEMERITS OF CASHLESS ECONOMY', I'd like to share my views on it.

The Cashless economy is a great relief for developing countries like INDIA. But the problem lies in achieving this as most of the people are unaware of using mobiles to date. The good thing is India is stepping forward but the biggest threat is about cybersecurity in which we are lacking behind. Online crimes are getting easier because of this cashless economy. The thing is, every coin has two sides. So what matters a lot is the cooperation of the citizens and what bothers lot is the lack of belief that the people have towards the onsite transfer of money.

Thank you.

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Omi said: (Jul 13, 2019)  
I first go with merits, In olden days, if we go outside means we want to take more money and now it is changed that if mobile is where we can use the apps and we can pay the bills without taking any hard cash.

Another thing nobody wants to wait in front of ATM's for taking Money and paying any bills.

Demerits, Due to that, if the people don't have phone or cards and if they don't know how to use the mobile in a rural area that people will face lot of problems so giving knowledge to the people's who are staying in rural areas and overcome the problem.

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Varun said: (Jul 12, 2019)  
The cashless economy has made the life of students, housewives, old age people with cell phone very easy. After demonetization by the government, a spike in merchants using online transaction platform has begun.

Now private Indian companies like PayTm, Mobiquik have flurished. This all factors boost the economy of India further simultaneously making payment easier for everyone without standing in queues for hours.

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Devansh said: (Jul 11, 2019)  
In my view, Cashless economy will be a great solution for many things.

1) for making notes paper is required which in turns causes the trees and green wealth reducing day by day. So digital money will, in turn, provide us the afforestation.

2) There are many people who make fake notes. On the digital state of the transaction, this problem can be solved.

3) Corruption will be almost eliminated because the banks and other agencies can keep an eye on all digital users.

4) When not corruption, we can have the fastest deploying nation.

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Ashmiha said: (Jul 1, 2019)  
Hello friends,

As the topic, today is "merits and demerits of the cashless economy", first of all, what is the cashless economy?

It is the way of using digital money instead of physical banknotes and coins.

I think this is a great initiative. Using digital money instead of notes is a SECURE option! we do not have to worry about our money to get stolen by a thief. Also, it is making life easier since no more we carrying huge bundles of notes to buy a fridge/AC/car etc.

Also in my case, there is a demerit too. The risk of getting HACKED! there are a lot of ways by which the money in digital form could be wiped off. Hence we should be aware and also make our family members aware of the ongoing threat.

Hence, I think the cashless economy is a better option if we use it in the right way and also learn to be safe over the internet.

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Panku said: (Jun 30, 2019)  
Hello friends!

As I think, cashless is the system with transparency, easiness and least corruption. As it can be helpful to avoid black money that's why India and most of the countries are shifting towards a cashless economy.


* It is quite easy. Cashless payments save our effort to carry money with us.
* In some situations whenever we forget to carry our wallets with us, it is a very good option for payment.
* Online transactions save time as well as paper so eco-friendly also.


* Those who don't know about cashless System find it a difficult one and those who don't want to adopt it, it affects their business.

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Baibhav said: (Jun 23, 2019)  
The meaning of cashless economy is a country with least corruption and these are linked vice versa.

If you ask how? Then I would say, cashless economy means transparency in the system and everywhere, and where there comes transparency, the corruption would no more find its way there.

Some facts that I would like to put up in India has 2% cashless economy whereas Singapore has 61%. If you compare the corruption level in Singapore and India it will surely reflect the reason why Singapore has the 61% economy to be cashless.

Besides other advantages, such as being real time, saving paper, saving money printing papers at RBI,

Saves time provides a full proof of the payment, the cashless economy is also suffering from achieving its target. Some of the reasons are, old people still find it satisfying paying cash. Also, vegetable vendors and other road shops who are mostly illiterate hardly know and hence they don't trust on these things.

Besides, due to some internet problem causing transaction done but not credited to others account also creats an atmosphere of dissatisfaction between customer and the shopkeeper.

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Pallavi Rajput said: (Jun 21, 2019)  
Cashless Economy means using digital currency in our life especially day to day life. The cashless economy moves our economy in the growing phase. Everything has pron and cons. So here are some merits and demerits of cashless economy-.


* Reducing the problem of cash.
* Saving trees because it reduces paper use.
* Saving time.
* Easy to use whenever people feels its requirements.
* Transparency.
* Cashback offer increases excitement among people.


* Illiterate and poor people finds difficulty to use.
* Need internet access.

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Swathi said: (Jun 21, 2019)  
Hi everyone.

On behalf of the topic cashless economy has more advantages compared to disadvantages.

Firstly we can discuss the advantages.

1. The main advantage is while shopping. We need not want to carry a huge amount.
You can do the online payment by paytm or google pay etc.

2. Next, you can do more work in less time or on the spot.

3. You can make the online transaction for urgent purposes.

That is you need not go to preferred atm or bank.

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Abhi said: (Jun 20, 2019)  
Hi everyone.

You know what does cashless economy means that without cash you do your transaction online. When there is an introduction of an innovative idea, the idea has merits and demerits. If we eradicate that demerits and convert that demerit into merit, it will be a game changer in the economy. There is so many advantages in a cashless economy, firstly we discuss that:

-We do more work in less time by going through an online payment method that we don't go to the bank and ATM.

-In sitting home, we can make the shopping, send the money to another bank account etc.

-In previous days, then go to shopping we take more cash to do shopping but now in the era of the cashless economy, there is no need to take that huge money if you have online payment method like google pay, paytm etc.

-Through this, those who are not paying the tax, they definitely pay the tax as there is no offline mode cash, it is only through online mode.

-It will solve the problem 'Black Money'.

-As we do our transaction online, there is no need for printing the money and transporting, so we save money.

The demerits are:

-We are not well known about the security of money in an online transaction.

-Only the educated people are doing as of fear of irresponsible transaction of money in uneducated people.

There are merits and demerits but this is idea is a very innovative idea that would be a game changer in the case of our economy. My opinion is that we support cashless transaction so that we can easily in less time do our transaction. If we teach the people those who are not well known especially rural people. If we teaching them accordingly, they can also use that like they use Facebook, WhatsApp etc.

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Mahesh said: (Jun 19, 2019)  

1. Cashless economy is not consume so much time so within the fraction of second we can transfer the money to anyone through UPI transaction so we don't have to stand in a long que of bank for withdrawal of money.

2. A most important benefit is that the transparency between the two parties is important so by the cashless economy the transparency is 100 per cent.

3. There is never a fear of money stolen.

4. The use of paper will be reduced.


1. Only useful to those who have a Android mobile or laptop or computer.
2. There is fear of hacking.
3. Illiterate people don't know how to use.

At last, I want to say that the right now our country is considered as a developing country and the cashless economy is one of the step to make our country from developing to a developed country. And for demerits, there also have a solution for hacking cybersecurity is there and by providing proper training to illiterate people after training they can also capable to use Android mobile. So, at last, we have to go for a cashless economy because to change our self and our system with the time it is nature. It doesn't change our system then we will be considered as old lack of technology even though we have technologies.

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Khushi said: (Jun 19, 2019)  
Good morning one and all who are participating here. I am glad that I have got an opportunity to say something on this topic which play an important role in developing of any country and we know that our country still is developing so we people must know about it. First, the question comes in our mind that what is the cashless economy? the main objective of this cashless economy is to curb black money and eliminate the circulation of fake currency in India economy and all financial transaction are executed electronically rather than using banknotes. And this initiative is taken by our honourable prime minister Narendra Modi on 8th May 2016. Demonetisation is also another factor which helps to reduce corruption in India.

Here are merit and demerit of its:


1. Electronic payment help businessman to boost their customer.

2. Making online payment is handy and it will lead to a slim wallet. We do not need to carry cash.

3. As we know a majority of election funding is done through cash for advertisement etc but if payment is mandatory through online then it is impossible for political parties to spend black money.

4. It makes a true picture of democracy.

5. Through online payment one can see their transaction at any time anywhere there is no restriction.


1. For online transaction, everyone should be educated but in urban areas, there is no proper facility for education. They do not know how to use it so it is very difficult for them.

2. The second thing is people should aware of hackers and cyber theft otherwise anyone can be robbed anywhere.

3. There are still some places where cash is allowed. The reason behind is no proper facility of electricity, internet.

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Sruthi said: (Jun 15, 2019)  
Good morning to one & all.

Today our group discussion topic is "Merits & demerits of cashless economy". We all know about the concept of cashless economy but I don't know why we won't follow that procedure. Although it is very simple and easy to use. Especially in our country we plan to make innovative ideas but we won't follow them that is the main drawback.

Merits are:

*We can pay our bills at any time from anywhere with complete security.
*No need to withdraw our money from any bank or ATM.
*No chance of money stolen or robbery.
*We can save a lot of time by sitting in the same place.
*The main advantage is we can pay or get each and every rupee so that no money will be wasted.

Demerits are:

*There will not be any disadvantages if we take some safety measures while doing payment through online.
*Of course there may be a chance of getting hacked from the website or from the anonymous people so we should not share our personal data to anybody.
*If anyone is performing online payment for the first time please take some precautions from an experienced one.
*While doing online payment please check that perticular website is authorised or not.

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Sujit said: (Jun 14, 2019)  
Hi everyone,

We all know about the cashless economy but I want to ping to in our country most of the people lives in the village and they don't know how to use it? So first, we need to educate them about the cashless economy.

So, I want to share some merits and demerits.


1. In a cashless economy, the transactions are transparent so chances of corruption will decrease.
2. Easy to the transaction or transfer the money and time-saving process and also safe.
3. Don't need to state in question in front of ATM or bank for the cash.
4. It is safe for the Thief, sometimes we heard the Thief stole the bag that has much cash.


1. It depends on electronic gadgets that help for the transactions if gadgets are discharged at that time you think you have nothing.
2. Chances of hacking devices.

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Kunal Rai said: (Jun 13, 2019)  
The Cashless economy is the most powerful weapon in the against of corruption, deforestation and illiterate person etc. Having been used cashless economy the corruption may be overcome by which the cash will be a running condition. Everyone can easily take the money and save our economy in a decimal nothing to be intermediate corrupt person, it will help to save our economy, time, physical labour and life (with the help of deforestation). It will also help the people save the life of the environment and help a person to skill development by which our country GDP will be increased. Now we conclude that cashless economy will play a predominant role in the growth of the economy in our country but due to some technical issue and somewhat rural areas are play less useful.

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Siri said: (Jun 2, 2019)  
I believe the cashless economy has both merits and demerits. First, coming to merits,

1. Cashless economy is risk-free. Anyone can steal your physical money. With the advent of a cashless economy, even if someone steals your credit/debit card, you can block the card and your money is safe.

2. If everything is cashless, there is no need to print physical money.

3. Tax payment can't be skipped. With the advancement of technology, especially with data analytics, the Government can have an authentic database of transactions done by citizens. If every transaction is cashless, there is no chance to skip tax payment, subsequently reducing the black money.

4. With just a click, you can transfer funds. It saves time and we longer need to wait in long question.


1. 74% is the literacy rate of India. It means 74 among 100 can read and write. Digital literacy is even lesser in India. Before introducing a cashless economy, the government should teach the people how to go cashless through campaigns.

2. Internet connectivity is poor in rural areas. We live in a nation where 60% area is rural. It is important to improve the connectivity prior to going cashless.

3. Not everyone can afford an android. Even though 84 out of 100 in India have mobile phones, the government should provide subsidies for androids.

4. People in India are connected to the usage of physical money. Initially, there can be set back and people may reject the idea of cashless economy.

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Sridhar said: (May 31, 2019)  
There are both merit and demerit found in cashless economy. Anyone, can't take money with everywhere and can't send or receive money from any other but by the help of cashless economy, it took a few minutes to resolve the problem but in various case it is harmful to mankind due to increase in the cashless transaction also increase in cybercrime. Instantly he removed money from our bank account so it is also advantage and disadvantage for us.

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Dheeraj said: (May 28, 2019)  
Cashless economy is one of the better solutions for finding the black money, by using cashless economy no one need to carry a lot of money with them, atm cards will be we sufficient or even we can pay through online transactions by using Android apps such as phonepe and paytm, etc. At the same time we can't give any guarantee that data of a particular person will be secure, authentication of android apps which are useful for transactions must increase.

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Dev Malik said: (May 27, 2019)  
According to my point of view cashless economy has both merits as well as demerits.


1. As it can reduce the cost of printing and transportation of the cash.

2. The most important thing is that people will pay the tax as most of the people on our country didn't pay tax so by doing the economy cashless all the transactions will be through banks and other financial institutions which will help the government also.

3In a cashless economy it is easier to track the black money and illicit transactions, unlike cash-based economy in which money does not come into the banking system. In the case of digital transactions, it is easy to track and monitor suspicious transactions as all the records are available with the banks.


1. In our country more than 90 per cent there are rural people so first and the foremost thing is to change the concepts of those people then the only cashless economy mission can take a boom.

2. Most of the people in the informal sector are daily wage workers so they depend on the cash only.

3. In India, people believe less to make online transactions because of malpractices such as phishing, hacking, etc.

At last, I will conclude that please if we want our country to do progress people have to believe government and government also not to break the belief of people by bringing the best technology in our country as our country is known for the best technology Center.

Thanks a lot.

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Geetha said: (May 20, 2019)  
The cashless economy has both merits and demerits.

The merits is it lead our country to a digital world.
By using the Cashless transaction.
We can come to know our balance easily in our account by just sitting in one place.
Safe transaction for huge business dealings.


If one letter or number goes wrong the amount is credited to someone's account. Which is totally unsafe.

For uneducated people, hackers can easily withhold their account.

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Vivek Kumar Singh said: (May 19, 2019)  
In my opinion, the cashless economy is beneficial for us it saves our time. Before this, we have to withdraw our money to do shopping or buy anything. But after this, we can pay anywhere using our mobile app like phone pe or Google pay. When we pay using this app then we also got some cash back.

Apart from merits, there is some demerit of this technology like our data is not safe. Some person misuses our data to steal our money.

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Rita said: (May 16, 2019)  
Cashless Economy is a big change. So change takes time to accept. So, in between of acceptance. There are certain merits as well as demerits as coins having two sides. Let's come towards firstly positive i.e.merits. Cashless economy helps to do transactions in less time. We don't need to carry wallet everywhere whereas mobile is wallet nowdays due to cashless economy.

In Demerits, Poor people are not aware of cashless economy. So, a certain program will help to spread awareness to them.

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Deep said: (May 12, 2019)  
Today's topic for group discussion is merits and demerits cashless economy.

First of all, India is not ready for a cashless economy. Though India is becoming a digitally strong country day by day it will take some time for proper implementation of the cashless economy. Due to the lack of knowledge of different individuals, it is not successful in todays time. Many of the village areas people don't even have a smartphone so they can't do online transactions. Even though they have it, due to the lack of knowledge they are afraid to do it as they prefer old ways of money transaction. So we need to educate them first about its advantages and how easy it is to do as it will help us to save time as well as hardships. It can be done sitting at home or anywhere instead of meeting the dealer or someone else to give them cash. It also helps to reduce documentation of money transfer as we can know it from the history of a paytment app like google pay, Bhim, paytm etc. We even get discounts by doing the payment online so it is very useful but we should learn its necessity and how useful it can be in our life.

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Piyush Priyadarshi said: (May 9, 2019)  
I feel the cashless economy had both the merits and demerits. But though I genuinely feel that in a long run, it will help to boost up our economy and somehow or the other, it will go to replace the system of the third window, i.e "corruption".

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Ujjawal Raj said: (May 1, 2019)  
India is not totally ready to be cashless.

There are numbers of people in India who are uneducated and some of them only know how to operate a smartphone but when they would do online transactions, they can be a victim of cybercrime.

India shouldn't be cashless before being totally educated and aware of such crimes.

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Mohd Shahid said: (Apr 27, 2019)  
The cashless economy is the uses of internet to transfer money, payment etc its a very fast way of transfer money or doing payment without being theft and fraud and it save a lot of time as we stand in queue for bank and atm transaction.

But everything has some demerits.
- need skiil to transfer.
- need internet.
- need smartphone.

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Abhay said: (Apr 25, 2019)  
Hello everyone.

I think the cashless transaction is the best way to transfer the money from one place to another because it saves a lot of times and end the chances of stealing the money. If we transfer our money online then we will not have to stand on the queue of bank/atm.

So it is beneficial for us so much.

As we know everything has a side effect so it also has like the person who is illiterate he can't transfer money online, it also needs internet connection and chances of fraud website to steal your money so these are the big problem.

But overall it is good.

Thank you, everyone.

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Satyamsaini said: (Apr 23, 2019)  
Cashless economy is the usage of the online transaction for the transfer of money from one account to another.

1. Saves time(fast transaction).
2. Reduce travelling for transfer of money.
3. Reduce the risk of being theft.
4. Reduce the weight of money carrying.
5. No corruption.
6. Transparency of rates/prices.
7. No problem for change of rupees.
8. A permanent record of transactions done.
9. Saves paper and money in printing notes.
10.Less queues in bank and ATM.

1. Difficult for poor and illiterate persons.
2. Need internet connection.
3. Fraud websites for money transfer.

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Sandyp said: (Apr 21, 2019)  
I think the cashless economic system is very good for big business there no recurred cash for transforing money or storing.

This approach also helps a general people in their daily life.

It's safe over money from robbery but not safe to server hacking.

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Pavilolita said: (Apr 14, 2019)  
In my point of view, the cashless economy is very good. Because to keep the money in a safe way. To reduce the stolen of money some other people. And easy to transact the money where every we want in the emergency situation. So need to stand in a bank line.

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Rakesh said: (Apr 11, 2019)  
After GST, today we all using online transaction so if we talk about online business then after GST we all know that it very affected our business because of increasing price. So, I don't think that these online payment modes give us a positive effected, I am the CEO of jingo holidays travel agency so I am just sharing my bad experience. Thanks.

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Ravikantrk Kumar said: (Apr 2, 2019)  
As per my knowledge, the cashless economy is beneficial for developing our country. And free from carries and pocket cutters while you are travelling. And demerits is that the uneducated person faces problem in the cashless system and probability of hacking also.

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Ravikant Kumar said: (Apr 2, 2019)  
A cashless economy is good because you have not to carries money in the wallet and not to fear lost of it.

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Imr said: (Mar 21, 2019)  
Hi, everyone.



- No need to wait in bank lines.
- Machines never go for a lunch break.
- Time-saving.
- Various CASHBACK offers on online payment.
- It's easy to use.
- No fear of pocket cutters.


- Not all people get a salary in a bank account. So they need to deposit, it's time-consuming.
- There is possiblity of bank account hacking.
- An uneducated person can't use the cashless system.
- It needs a high-speed internet connection which is not possible all over the country.
- In remote area it's difficult to use cashless system.

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Poonam Jain said: (Mar 20, 2019)  
Cashless economy is the best economy. People don't have standing in a line like bank etc. And they are working fast and reduced fear of theft.

Demerits like undeveloped villages, Illiterate people.

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Shrestha said: (Mar 14, 2019)  
Good evening everyone.

As we know that situation, more specifically of we take the example of a coin, it has two parts - head and tail, likewise every situation has two phases.

So moving towards the topic:

The advantages of the cashless economy are that nowadays the people who know how to use it can pay, can transfer money from one bank account to another as this service is valid 24 * 7 by there UPI accounts. There are various apps introduced like paytm, Google pay, pay pal which help us to pay from sitting in the home and is helpful outside our premises too like if we went out and we don't have cash with us and any of these facilities are provided then we can pay easily and its totally safe, we can even have the list of our future, past, present transactions and mainly we don't have to go to the banks and stand in a queue for a transactions. Now moving towards the demerits - these above-mentioned advantages are only possible if a person is techno-friendly like in rural area many people don't know how to use a mobile phone basically it refers to our past generations who are not so much open towards these technologies so cashless economy here is a failure and its useless in the area where people have no income source or where they can't afford a mobile phone.

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Sumit said: (Mar 11, 2019)  
Good Morning to all.

Many demerits are there regarding the cashless economy mainly cybercrime. Today as the level of security increases within this the criminal mind is also improving by hacking or by knowing pin, codes etc the many from an account can be transferred to the desired account.

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Ramya said: (Mar 6, 2019)  
Good morning all.

A cashless economy is powerful and easy transactions.
Easy process.
Urgent processing useful to the people.
No weight.


Not secured.
No hopeful.

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Pooja said: (Mar 5, 2019)  
Good morning everyone.

The Cashless economy means paperless money. Which is now very common so first talk about its merits.

It's paperless money. And it's easy to carry & use everywhere. It's like your money in card and phone. No one takes it without your permission and its safe and secure also.

If we talk about demerits. Not every person know how to use mobile or cards for payment and especially in rural area. Also in someplace, there is no system for the card and online payment. Where paper money is needed.

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Saima Nasreen said: (Mar 2, 2019)  
Every coin has its two sides, so the topic which we are discussing also has its pros and cons. Here are some of the points which I am giving.


1. Digital transactions or money transfers using a credit card, debit card, atm cards and UPI has reduced the corruption in India.

2. Tax evasion is undoubtedly one of the main concern which is pushing our country towards poverty, imbalance of development and unemployment. Through digital transactions, the government is getting all set taxes.

3. It has also reduced the terrorists funding.


1. India has abundance of illiterates who are unknown of how to use the digital transactions.

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Manish Bekal said: (Mar 1, 2019)  
Hi good morning.

The Cashless economy is best preferred for our country since we are used to using cash in most of our transaction.

We use cash because it doesn't flow through the system and is not taxed.

Due to this notion of ours, the country is collecting fewer taxes and overall cash printing cost have gone up but it seems to not flow through the financial system which is bad for the country in every way.

With a cashless economy which is at all-time high tax collection, which the government can use the extra income for more welfare schemes, and also educate the rural masses on benefits of cashless society and also giving them incentives for going cashless.

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Siddha Bijay Jain said: (Feb 28, 2019)  
Everything has two sides. So as the topic which we are discussing "THE CASHLESS ECONOMY" it has also its pros and cons. So I am just giving some of my points.


1. It will boost the digital transactions including debit card/credit card, ATM transfers, UPI, or any type of transfers which helps in reducing corruption.

2. Digital transactions helps getting the tax system transparent more tax revenue can be generated.

3. It helps in reducing the cost incurred on printing the paper notes. (The very high amount is spent on producing currency notes.

4. Cashless economy reduces the terrorist funding.


1. Illiteracy level is slightly high in India which restricts the effective use of this.

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Shivani said: (Feb 23, 2019)  
The Cashless economy plays a making and India digital. As every coin pros and cons cashless has also two sides. Cashless economy helps to reduce corruption because of the digital transaction. It also helps in digital India. A cashless economy is more secure than bringing money with ourselves. In an emergency cashless transcation helps a lot. While traveling also it is more benficial because no one can our debit card. Because of that we don't have burden of stealing money. It also helps in GDP growth.

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K.Revathy said: (Feb 21, 2019)  
From my point of view, the cashless Economy is a kind of digitisation of our nation. In order to compete with developed nation Cashless Economy is a powerfull tool. It also reduces black money easily accessible.

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Rakesh Kumar Khuntia said: (Feb 21, 2019)  
In my point of view, The advantage of a cashless economy is very important Step or part of making digital India. This program also reduces or prevent being stolen by theft & making peoples safe. The Internet is playing a very role & it is needed to making a cashless economy.

However, the peoples are coming from rural area & uneducated peoples are facing some problem. But for future it's provides great towards India.

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Ujjwala Bhondave said: (Feb 18, 2019)  
In that subject, my opinion is a cashless economy obviously in benefits but some of the time there is a network problem. Due to this network problem, we can't use this opportunity. Most of the people thought ki I have not to need to carry the money but suppose unfortunately this network problem arrive then what they will do and also if there is no ATM.

So that's why carry the cash with a limit so that not facing that type of problem.

I also add one thought here rural area people and uneducated people can't use this type of opportunity why? I think we are thinking negatively why they should not learn I think online shopping not so difficult but we are just thinking they can't they can't then it never possible and India never becomes digitalize and develop so I think each and every human can use this cashless economy and enjoy it but be careful.

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Shilpi said: (Feb 18, 2019)  
As we all know that our government is in the process of making India digital, so cashless economy is also a part of digital India. Cashless less economy is one of the best idea implemented by our Indian government. People can make transactions anywhere and anytime without carrying cash. Carrying cash is a very risky thing, as it increases the chances of theft and being stolen. By cashless economy people don't have to worry about carrying cash and being stolen. Though it is a smart move for making India develop but we can't ignore its demerits. People from rural area are not so educated and don't have much udea about technology. They may suffer problems and online transactions also have a risk of online frauds.

So, cashless economy is definitely a great move towards making India technology based but we can't even ignore the problems related with it presently.

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Tapan said: (Feb 16, 2019)  
Hello. Good afternoon.

This program inaugurated by our PM Narendra Damodardas Mod in the year of 8th Nov 2016.

My opinion, now a generation Aadhar has been using every field for Identification. It's not hacked easily, but nowadays crime in every sector going on Increase. So Aadhar is not secured. Our high court announced that Aadhar is not compulsory for all activities.

So, I think Aadhar is not necessary or not safe for us.

Thank you.

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Surya Prakash said: (Feb 15, 2019)  
Good afternoon my friends.

I am Surya. We are here to discuss the topic Cashless economy, from my point of view.

The Cashless economy is a good step towards development. Some merits of these are as follows-.

1. In the stopping of corruption.
2. Digitalization of country.
3. It forces to educated people to study and get knowledge about the new generation.

As a coin has 2 sides it has also some demerits also those are as follows-.

1. In rural areas where people are not aware of this thing have to suffer.
2. Internet cash comes with many online frauds.
3. Have to share bank details.
4. Need a secure device to access it.


From my view, in our modern digitalization country, it's a great step. It will take some time but the future result will be good.

Thank you.

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Nandha said: (Feb 13, 2019)  

* Nowadays everything is through the internet. We access the internet every day. It is also mandatory for our life.
* The only main advantage of this system we don't take money from one place to another place.
*theft also reduced when we transfer money from one to another account.
* in our country I think it is not possible because very few people having pure knowledge of this system.
*but this system will make our country from developing country to a developed country.
*don't require papers to print the money.
*our valuable time absolutely save when we using this system properly.
*we don't go for anywhere to pay the money.

# every fantastic system has demerits.
#uneducated people suffered a lot because they are even don't know how to access the internet.
#our government first provide equal education to all of us.
#then they proceed with this system.
#or our government will provide 100% security when we transfer money from one bank account to another bank account.
That's all.

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Sourabh said: (Feb 10, 2019)  
In my opinion, the merits of the cashless economy are we don't need to carry cash all the time. We can easily transfer money to anywhere in the world also there is no fear of losing money it reduces the chances of theft and stolen of money it also raises the economic standard of the country as more people are aware of internet and technology also transactions are much faster and secure but demerits are only educated people can benefit from this because people living in rural areas are not aware of the online transactions, digital payment methods and technology.

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Shruti Biswas said: (Feb 7, 2019)  
Nowadays everything and everywhere is digitalised. Now India is going to cashless. So this is a very good think to accept as this will help us from many sides. It has lots of merits and demerits.

The merits are:

1. Don't need to carry cash on your wallet.
2. Don't need to make a queue outside the atm.
3. Don't have to go bank for payment or anything else.
4. We can use our money from anywhere anytime.
5. We can transfer our money to any place.
6. We can shop online which is saving our time.
7. We can even order food and medicines and other necessary goods and can save time.
8. No need of paper money means save of trees. Save the world.
9. Government need lot of money to print money which is not required for cashless economy.

And the demerits are:

1. The main demerits is illiteracy. Maximum of aged people does not have much knowledge to use internet.
2. In rural area not everyone has account number on bank.
3. Not everyone has smart phone to do all these things.
4. Internet hacking is one of the major problem.

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Jeevan Yadhidya said: (Feb 1, 2019)  
Good morning everyone.

My name is Jeevan.

The cashless economy has changed the path of our country, economic situations of the country.

The best outcome of implementing cashless economy is.

- transparency & anti-corruption.
- elevation of the standard of India on the international stage as a digitally developed country.

I Am extremely joyful with these as an Indian,

As we all know that India is one of the most populous countries and also the country villages, here two main things come into our consideration.

- Unemployment and the second thing is.
- illiteracy.

Coming to;

1) UN EMPLOYMENT: although there is a slight reduction in the unemployment with the cashless economy there is a more chance of employment if the illiteracy rate can be reduced and pushed into the learning of computer and its programming knowledge.

2) ILLITERACY: though 80-90 % of the present generation is studying, out of the 70% are completely unaware of the process, techniques and benefit of the cashless economy and slow injection of the cashless transactions into their daily life transactions, showing them the benefits of the cashless transactions and bringing awareness can only make this possible.

Hence I conclude that a successful noble and strong development and rise of the standard can only be achieved if the whole mechanises, supports and involves it.

Let's hope for a better India.

Thank you.

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Samiksha said: (Jan 31, 2019)  
Merits of the cashless economy:

Cashless economy saves our time and also it is easy to transfer money one to another. Also, we save the paper.


It's harmful because of hacking. We have to aware of the account information that couldn't be shared with anyone.

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Pratik said: (Jan 29, 2019)  
Cashless economy not only saves our time but also saves paper. The cashless economy also solves the problem of money in atm.

We do not have await in a long queue in mscb office.

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Rajdeep Roy said: (Jan 27, 2019)  
Minting coins or printing of paper notes require money, which is an expense for government or central bank like RBI. If a transition is done from cash to cashless transaction then there would be huge savings for the government and lead to strengthening of our currency.

It also brings transparency in transactions and disables the provision for money hoarding and tax evasion. Also since the banks have more money with them, this leads to lower rates of interest which leads to easy availability of loan and greater economic development.

The main demerits of a cashless economy is the risk involved in hacking of our personal wallets or accounts. Also there is the risk of erasure of the money records from our account in the event of war etc by powerful foreign governments which could lead to crippling of our economic systems.

Therefore in order to get the benefits of cashless economy without any drawbacks we must ensure for the safety from hacking or attacks by terrorist or foreign govenrments.

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Mohd Murad said: (Jan 27, 2019)  
Merits of Cashless Economy:
1. It does not need to carry cash with him or her everywhere which in turn reduces the chances of theft from the wallet.
2. It saves the time and paperwork.
3. We can transfer anywhere in a few seconds in the world from one to another place.

Demerits of Cashless Economy:
1. Only educated people can do these things.
2. Good internet connection required.
3. We should have very careful while doing transactions.

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Karthik said: (Jan 26, 2019)  
Merits of the cashless economy:

1. Time can be saved.
2. Every paise can be counted.
3. No transferring of cash from one bank to another.

Demerits of the cashless economy:

1. It cannot be handled by uneducated people.
2. Hacking of accounts may lead to loss of money.
3. Smartphones are required.

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Bk Yadav said: (Jan 24, 2019)  
Hello everyone.

First, let's have some glimpse about merits-
1. Wastage of materials used for making notes will be avoided.
2. The flow of money cycle in that country will be smooth.
3. The invention of new technologies for online transactions which will create job opportunities.
4. Black money of no use.
5. Will get the products cheaper when online shopping is done.


1. Unavailability of technology like internet all across the country.
2. All don't have smartphones so they rely on cash.
3. Non trusted and unsecured sites for online transactions.
4. Transactions fails many times.
5. Ritual beliefs like Dakshina at temples etc

Thank you.

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Ankit said: (Jan 22, 2019)  
Hello everyone.

Today we will be going to conclude the merits and demerits of the cashless economy after demonetization government of India start promoting the cashless economy. It's a very good policy for the country like India because in India there are some people who are corrupted for that our government need proper schemes and policy for monitoring so by using cashless economy we can monitor them and have proper transparency.

Some other merits of going cashless is that we can do our payment and transaction on mobile or computer on any time or place.

So ultimately it makes our lives comfortable. And we can also save our precious time. So overall it's a good scheme we should practice and promote this.

As we all know that rose comes with thorns, in the same way, there are some drawback of this scheme

People are getting lazy.

Risk of Hacking of account but there are very less chances.

So we can conclude that if we use this scheme wisely and don't share our account details then ultimately it's a good policy and definitely improve our country on the basis of the economy.

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Shailesh said: (Jan 19, 2019)  

1. Every transaction can be recorded.
2. Money can be transferred anywhere in a click.
3. The individual will have details of every transaction.
4. Tax revenue will increase.
5. Corruption will reduce
6. Reduce human efforts i.e. individual don't need to go in a bank or ATM.
7. Electricity bill or other bills can be paid on time.
8. There is no chance of robbery.

1. People in rural areas are unaware of internet
2. The transaction can be hacked.
3. Most of the people from the rural area don't have bank accounts.

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Rakhi said: (Jan 19, 2019)  
From my point of view, there are both merits and demerits of a cashless economy.

First of all, it's a very much effective, swift and secure method of online money transaction. And also there will be a minimum case of fraudality and all the transactions will be directly reported to the government.

Also, it may reduce corruption and the amount of increasing black money.

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Harpreet Kaur said: (Jan 17, 2019)  
Advantages of Cashless Economy:
1. Minimizes risk of theft
2. We can Pay our bills on time by using paytm, phonepe and any other apps
3. Safer and Efficient
4. We can do transaction anytime, anywhere.
5. By using Digital Transaction by can have proper record of all our transactions
6. Reduces chances of black money
7. Reduces paperwork
8. Saves time.

* Disadvantages of Cashless Economy:

1. Non-Availability of cash in all the ATM's
2. As we all know the rate of illiterate people in India is high, so there will be a problem for villagers as they don't know how to use technology
3. One of the main disadvantage of cashless economy is network problem, when we are in the final stage of transaction and there occurs a network problem, the amount will be deducted from our account but the transaction fails due to network problem
4. Fear of cyber hacking, by this fear people get confused whether digital transaction is safe or not.
5. Unawareness of the digital transaction.

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Smita said: (Jan 12, 2019)  
Hello everyone!

Cashless Economy is that part of digital India which is leading to make India a developed country.

Merits of Cashless Economy:
1. Timely payment.
2. Minimised risk of theft.
3. Safer and efficient.
4. Reduced load of Banks.
5. Easy to pay even a non-rounded figure.
6. Need not to ask for a change to everyone around.

Demerits of Cashless Economy:
1. Poor services of Cellular companies.
2. Non-availability of cash in all ATM's.

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Tushar Kumar said: (Jan 10, 2019)  
Merits of the cashless economy:

1. The consumer can do transaction easily and from anywhere.
2. It'll consume less time in making payment.
3. There will be a proper record of all the transactions in digital format.
4. Black money will be reduced.
5. Govt. Can collect tax easily.

Demerits of the cashless economy:

1. The illiterate people cannot do the transaction in electronic form and there is still a huge illiterate people in India so this can be a major problem.

2. There will also be a problem if the network is not properly working and the transaction comes to an end in midway and in this case, the money from the will be deducted and the payment will not be successful so this is also a major demerit of cashless economy.

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Naresh said: (Jan 8, 2019)  

Digital transaction: It is a seamless process which one are more participates involves, with the effect of no need of cash.


1) By using digital payment every payment was recorded and it requires tax for transactions.
2) Increases the revenue status. Because easy mode of pay bills.
3) Empower the citizens to take their subsidy from govt directly their account.
4) Free from long queue.
5) No need to visit bank Every time.
6) No need to regular withdrawal for daily usage.
7) Safe from rubbery.
8) Saves expenditure of money for printing notes.
9) No need of mediator for transforming money.
10) Even 1rupee also transfer by digital payments. And secure.

Demerits :

1) maximum rural people are illiterate.
2) Some are don't have a bank account.
3) due to poverty some are not having minimum a/c balance. So their little amount of money will be taken as a penalty, so they are not interested.
4) Fear of cyber hacking.
5) According to the world bank, rural Indians are unable to open an account. And maintain bank balance.

Thank you, friends.

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Anji Reddy said: (Jan 5, 2019)  
Cashless transaction is best &better concept.

It was the safe& secure transactions without the involvement of money.

In the case of money is maybe robbing chances but nowadays we can transfer the money through our mobile phones within a fraction of seconds. It will take cashless time for doing the transaction.

Nowadays we are going to a market for buying groceries we can pay the money through the card, not with liquid money. It reduces the corruption in the country. Mainly advantages with the cashless transaction is it will save the paper. Due to cashless transaction peoples are made educated. So cashless transaction is so beneficially in urban& rural areas.

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Ram said: (Jan 3, 2019)  
Cashless money is a good concept, it has more advantages as well as disadvantages.


It's a self-banking process.
Self-banking process means money cannot hack by any person.
People can easily access any part of the world.
It can pay only by a card.
We can purchase things through the card.
This process will reduce the people of holding cash.
It will increase the growth of the economy.
It will benefit the peoples those who are living in village areas.
Less time for all the payments and transactions.
For eg:-fees, bills, online shopping, Etc.


Urban peoples can't easily make money by their knowledge (they should have some practice for proper usage).
This system should have proper internet facilities.
Risk has involved in this process for hackers.
Without knowing of account no the money will block.

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Mayank Shekhar said: (Dec 30, 2018)  
Before see the merits and demerits of Cashless economy first we understand what is cashless economy. Cashless economy is a such type of dispensation in which any type of financial transaction, debits, credits are done by digital process or information and not by any physical thing like coin, note.

Mainly if we will see the merits, its really reduce human efforts like that we have really not need to go to the bank for several hours and also not need to stand in queue, we can easily send and credit money just by apps in mobile, we can pay bills by this in just few minutes, we can pay shopkeepers by it, also cashless economy is really increasing digital marketing like zomato, flipkart, etc. Most important is that it reduces corruption, black money. You can send money in just 2 minutes to your family by paytm, tez, it is also a big merit.

If we will see the demerits lot of people in India are uneducated so really they do not know the process for digital transaction and also lot of people have really not have even bank accounts so they will be victimize from cashless economy. And there also a big demerit that digital money is not safe properly because of cyber attack and others internet problems. Mainly conservative peoples really refrain cashless economy due to safety problem.

Conclusion- Mainly cashless economy helps people in several manner, it reduces human efforts, black money, bribes, extortion, tax problems, but in India it should be not implemented because lot of people does not know how to use it and it have safety problems also.

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Parth said: (Dec 29, 2018)  
Well, 1st of all, the cashless economy means all legal transactions are to be done without physical money, so when we will adopt this system, there are following merits:

* It is the fastest way of transaction.
* No need to carry physical money with you now, so no more cases of theft, loss of money etc.
* Can do transactions even on holidays, which is something that shouldn't possible without a cashless economy.
* Can reduce the corruption, by some margin, as in some important transactions, the Money will be transferred into the bank account.


* 1st of all it is new system altogether so, as you know not all people have the same mindset, so it will take time to accept this system.
* This is will be easy to understand for the educated people.
*Uneducated people might be called it weird.
To conclude, I would say it is more beneficial to our country.

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Aditya Jain said: (Dec 23, 2018)  
Good morning to one and all.

Today we are here to discuss the merits and demerits of cashless economy.

The Cashless transaction means we can pay money or can receive money without the involvement of cash, is this sounds interesting, yes it is interesting.

The cashless transaction was increased tremendously after the demonetization on 8 November 2016. Some of the advantages are.

1. Less or low involvement of cash like if I have to pay you Rs. 100 I will simply ask your paytm number and I transfer it in your account.

2. Chances of robbery or theft will be very minimal.

3. The business of companies which offer cashless transaction has boosted up like paytm, phonepe and many more in the same industry.

4. No need to stand in bank lines for hours.

5. We can purchase anything from the market without using money even nowadays a tea stall also has a board paytm accepted here.

Some of the disadvantages are.

1. Many people approx 40% of the population do not know how to do the cashless transaction.

2. Around 30% population of India is residing in rural areas they don't have mobile phones how will they receive or pay.

3. Hackers can easily hack the passwords because of which many people are in the dilemma whether it is a secure mode of payment.

In the end, I would like to say the step for digital India is a good step which will be a positive step for our economy but it will take time for making our economy as a cashless economy. And it is a safe mode of payment.

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Anand said: (Dec 15, 2018)  
On 8th November 2016, our honourable prime minister Shri Narendra Modi implemented demonetisation banning the use of 500 & 1000 rupee notes. With the implementation, more than 80% of the running currency became merely a piece of paper and situation became pathetic marking the rise of electronic transaction in our country.

Let us discuss some of the advantages of the cashless economy:-
1) Electronic payment will improve transparency and accountability since all the transaction will be governed by income tax hence marking a decrease in black money.

2) printing notes itself cost more than 25 billion which will be reduced.

3) security is provided over cashless transaction which is not possible in physical cash and hence reducing the chances of robbery.

4) One can view transaction history and plan his/her budget accordingly.

Some of the disadvantages are:-

India is a country with most of its population residing in rural areas and lying below the poverty line so it is very hard for them to accept changes. It is a long run for India to become a cashless economy and for that India had to first fight with poverty and illiteracy.

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Narmatha said: (Dec 13, 2018)  
Cashless money is a good concept, it has more advantages as well as disadvantages:


It's a self-banking process.
Self-banking process means money cannot hack by any person.
People can easily access any part of the world.
It can pay only by a card.
We can purchase things through the card.
This process will reduce the people of holding cash.
It will increase the growth of the economy.
It will benefit the peoples those who are living in village areas.
Less time for all the payments and transactions.
For eg:-fees, bills, online shopping. Etc.


Urban peoples can't easily make money by their knowledge (they should have some practice for proper usage).
This system should have proper internet facilities.
Risk has involved in this process for hackers.
Without knowing of account no the money will block.

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