Indian Embassy in Bahrain launches digital fee collection kiosk

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Indian Embassy in Bahrain launches digital fee collection kiosk
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The Indian Embassy in Bahrain has set up a digital fee collection kiosk at its premises in collaboration with ICICI Bank and SADAD Electronic Payment System BSC.

The self-service touch-screen kiosk enables approximately 340,000 Indians in Bahrain and other service seekers to conveniently pay through debit and credit cards for services including passport renewal, attestation, marriage registration and birth registration.

As the banking partner, ICICI Bank ensures seamless digital transaction of funds from SADAD to the Embassy. SADAD will be responsible for the functioning of the kiosk.

H.E. Mr. Vinod K. Jacob, Indian Ambassador to Bahrain, inaugurated the kiosk, in the presence of Anil Dabke, Regional Head – West Asia and Africa, ICICI Bank and Dr. Rifat Mohamed Kashif, CEO, SADAD Electronic Payment System BSC.

H.E. Mr. Vinod K. Jacob_Digital fee collection kiosk in Bahrain
H.E. Mr. Vinod K. Jacob
Indian Ambassador to Bahrain

“It gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of our new digital fee collection kiosk here at the Indian Embassy. This enhances the convenience of those visiting our Embassy for various services significantly. The introduction of this kiosk will not only streamline the fee collection process but also pave the way for a digital-centric approach towards all transactions. I would like to extend our appreciation to ICICI Bank for their unwavering support and collaboration in making this initiative a reality. Additionally, our appreciation goes to SADAD for their dedication to developing this innovative solution. We are confident that this endeavor will prove to be greatly beneficial for everyone involved, and we look forward to continued cooperation in advancing our digital capabilities.”

Mr. Dabke stated that, “We are delighted to be a part of the innovative initiative of installing a digital fee collection kiosk at the Embassy. This initiative is in line with ICICI Bank’s philosophy of offering enhanced convenience to customers through improved technological solutions. We would like to thank the Ambassador for giving us the opportunity. Further, we would like to thank SADAD, our long-standing partner for management of kiosks for remittances.”

Dr. Kashif commented that, “SADAD has always been at the forefront of providing the latest digital payment solutions and services to various sectors in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and today we are extremely honored and happy about our collaboration with the Government of India to ease and facilitate payment solutions to the Indian community, which is an integral part of the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain. This collaboration with the government of India is another testament to the trust our partners have in us. We will continue to innovate and introduce new technologies and ideas in the payments sector to best serve our customers and clients.”

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