Development & Implementation of E-Payment System of Department of Telecom


Department of Telecom (DoT), Government of India, has decided to receive payments electronically as E-Receipts as per the decision of the Telecom Commission. For this purpose, DoT has decided to develop and implement an E-Payment System in order to enable its customers to fill E-Challans on its website and make online or offline payment using the E-Challan.


DoT has assigned the job of implementing the proposed E-Payment System to TCIL in two phases. In the first phase, TCIL has prepared the System Requirement Specifications (SRS) for the proposed E-Payment System of DoT. In the second phase,  TCIL has completed development of the E-Payment System for DoT as per the SRS. TCIL will implement the system once DoT is ready with the hosting infrastructure.


Currently, DoT receives License Fees, Spectrum Charges, Royalty, WPC receipts and other revenue receipts like processing fees, entry fees etc. in the form of Demand Drafts only. The E-Payment System, once implemented, will enable the licensee/ subscribers/ other customers to fill an E-Challan online for each type of payment and make electronic payment either online using the SBI Internet Banking System, Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard) using SBI Visa/Mastercard Payment Gateway, or offline using electronic funds transfer facilities like RTGS, NEFT, SBI Core Banking etc. from a Bank using the E-Challan. The E-Payment System will handle automatic reconciliation of the receipt transactions to be received electronically from SBI on daily basis and provide the necessary revenue receipt related information online to the users of various sections of DoT. The E-Payment System has interface with SBIís payment gateway for online payment by its customers and with the PAO-2000 system developed by NIC for Pay and Accounts Offices of Government of India which has also been implemented in DoT.

TCIL is now geared up to take up development and implementation of similar E-Payment Application System projects for other Government Departments in the country.