Naidu briefs officials on steps to promote cashless economy
Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu urged all officers to provide counseling to their staff to move and adapt to a cashless and digital transactions reducing the role of physical money in day to day transactions on Wednesday.
While addressing a program regarding the steps being taken by the government for facilitating a less cash economy and encouraging digital and online transactions at Vigyan Bhawan here, Naidu mentioned, “The Government’s JAM (Jan Dhan, AADHAR & Mobile) initiative would also facilitate this transformation.” “PM’s JAM vision which would ensure maximum penetration of technology among the masses and maximum empowerment for our poor,” he also added.
This exercise could also be conducted at the homes by officers and staff with the people associated in their day to day life as part of social responsibility. The Minister also mentioned that few platforms are available for digital transactions including Unified Payment Interface and Mobile Wallets.
A presentation on “Government – Citizen Transactions towards less cash economy including different platforms and methods of transaction was also made by Team NITI Ayog. The presentation was followed by a Question & Answer session, where doubts and queries were answered.
MoS for Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, Secretary I&B, Ajay Mittal, Secretary Ministry of Urban Development, Rajiv Gauba, Secretary Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Nandita Chatterjee, Senior officers from Ministry of I&B, Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation were also present in the meeting.