Now the revenue can be paid from the wallet, such is the preparation of the payment service provider

Now, government revenue can be paid through digital wallet. The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General has made such an arrangement to reduce the risk by making the revenue collection of the Government of Nepal and the State Government simple, economical, transparent and effective. 

Last September, the Government of Nepal had issued a directive to include electronic payment providers in the revenue management information system. Accordingly, the digital wallet has been added to the revenue payment system, said Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General Bhesh Prasad Bhurtel. 

According to him, 5-6 payment service providers have already received approval. “We are adding any wallet to the revenue system within a week’s time,” he said.

It is understood that it took some time for the wallets to be integrated into the government revenue system due to the difference between the banks listed by the Comptroller and Auditor General and the banks working on wallet settlement.  

Online payment of revenue has already started through Connect IPS. Currently, the Accountant General has included only five banks including Nepal Rastra Bank, Rastriya Banijya Bank, Nepal Bank, Everest Bank and Krishi Vikas Bank in its payment system to fully collect government revenue. .

This means that only these five banks designated by the office can collect all kinds of government revenue. Similarly, the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General has stated that the digital wallet should be used as a settlement bank for revenue payment.

Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General Bhurtel said that it is open from his side to link digital wallet to revenue payment. “There is no problem on our side for this,” he said.

Accordingly, in the next few days, traffic fines can be paid online. However, the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General has authorized 23 ‘A’ class banks to collect partial government revenue.

However, the Comptroller and Auditor General argues that allowing the entire bank to collect revenue will disrupt the bank’s expenses and office management. 

Government revenue including internal revenue, public service, company register etc. can be paid from the wallet as soon as it is integrated in the system of Comptroller General. 

Is this the preparation of wallets?

Giving information that the system is being prepared in collaboration with the concerned bank, Roshan Lamichhane, COO of ISEWA, said that it will be live in a few days. “The service is already loaded on our web,” he said. “We also plan to make it available in the app in a day or two.”

But not all wallets are positive about being integrated into the government revenue system. An IME Peka official said it would be better to go through Connect IPS rather than create a mess by connecting the wallets separately. 

Manish Modi, director of Khalti Digital Wallet, said that they are going live from Tuesday so that revenue can be paid from Khalti through Connect IPS channel. We have also entered into separate agreements with Global IME Bank and Nepal Bank for this purpose. 

Modi said that it would take a few more days to go live by including the API of the system of the Comptroller General’s Office and the API of the bank specified by the office. “It’s not just a matter of us,” he said. In the next few days, we are going live in that too. ‘   

How to pay government revenue from wallet?

In order to pay government revenue from digital wallet, first you have to go to the portal of the Comptroller General ( click here to go to the portal ). You have to prepare the username ID, select the office and bank to pay the tax and get the EBP token i.e. electronic bill payment number.

Once the service is live in the wallet, you have to go to the ‘Government Payment’ option and enter the EBP token number. After doing so, the name of the concerned government office will appear. It is said that government revenue can be paid by going ahead in this way. 

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