What are the consequences of dishonor of electronic fund transfer under the PSS Act, 2007?

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What are the consequences of dishonor of electronic fund transfer under the PSS Act, 2007?

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Ans. Under the PSS Act, 2007, dishonor of an electronic fund transfer instruction due to insufficiency of funds in the account etc., is an offence punishable with imprisonment or with fine or both, similar to the dishonor of a cheque under the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881. Subject to complying with the procedures laid down under the PSS Act, 2007, criminal prosecution of defaulter can be initiated in such cases. This provision was introduced to discourage dishonour of electronic payment instructions.

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