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Demonetisation: Centre takes stock of situation in U’khand

Three IAS-level officers from various central government departments visited Uttarakhand to assess the situation at different districts soon after demonetisation drive declared on November 8. 

A high-level meeting was held at secretariat here on Wednesday presided by state chief secretary S. Ramaswamy to assess the ground-level situation across the state. 

RK Sudhanshu (joint secretary, department of electronics and information) visited Chamoli, Pauri and Rudraprayag and Dehradun districts. While Sanyukta Samaddar (Director, heavy industries) gauzed the situation in Tehri, Haridwar and Uttarkashi districts and Vikramjit Singh, deputy secretary power in the central government visited Uddham Singh Nagar, Nainital and Almora.  

The authorities have been asked to ensure common man faces no inconvenience in dealing with financial matters especially regarding exchange of old currency notes; the senior officers are organising meeting with bankers. 

Similarly, under direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme launched by Narendra Modi government, the bank accounts of individual beneficiaries have been linked to Aadhar. Special camps were organised to give maximum results. Payment related to pensions, scholarships, MGNERGA, Gaura Devi, Nanda Devi beneficiary and public welfare schemes will be directly transferred to their bank accounts. 
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