Going cashless statewide by 2023

IN THE future, residents and business owners in Selangor will be able to pay their licences and assessment tax through the statewide mobile application Citizen E-Payment (CEPat).

At present, the app is only available for payments made to Hulu Selangor District Council, Kuala Selangor District Council and Kajang Municipal Council for compounds, licence applications and assessment tax payments.

“The state, through its Selangor Smart Delivery Unit, is hoping to make it available to everyone in Selangor by 2023.

“Users will be able to make payments for all the different services listed, ” said environment, green technology, science technology and innovation and consumer affairs committee chairman Hee Loy Sian.

Hee was responding to Muhammad Hilman Idham’s (PH-Gombak Setia) question for an update on the state’s Cashless Society Smart Selangor programme.

The programme was introduced to develop Selangor’s digital economy system further, with different mobile apps to assist the public in making payments for services from councils across the state.

Besides CEPat, Hee said the public could also utilise the Smart Selangor portal to make payments to local and district councils.

Alternatively, the state would introduce the Smart Kiosk, a cashless kiosk to make payments for services rendered by the state using credit and debit cards.

Another application, FassTap, can be used to pay for services using either credit card or QR code via smartphones to encourage micro-transactions in the state.

Hee said the state was encouraging the public to utilise the e-wallet when making purchases at bazaars such as the annual Ramadan bazaar in different neighbourhoods.

“We introduced the use of e-wallet in Ramadan bazaars in 2018 and it was well-received by all, ” he said.

This year, about 4,000 stalls participated in the e-wallet campaign during the fasting month, which saw transactions amounting to RM80,000.

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