CM Mr. Chouhan reviews system cashless transaction
Bhopal, January 24, 2017 (Muslim Saleem): Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that more measures should be taken to promote cashless transaction in the state. He said that cashless transaction is an effective measure to curb corruption. The Chief Minister was reviewing cashless transaction system at Mantralaya today. It was informed that the state received 69 percent receipts through e-payment system. Expressing satisfaction over measures taken for cashless transaction in the state, the Chief Minister said that common man should be made aware of it. It was informed in the meeting that service fee is received cent per cent cashless at public service centres in the stat. 95 percent of total transactions in 257 Krishi Upaj Mandis are being carried out through banking channel. Payment to farmers for procurement on minimum support price is being done through cashless system cent percent. Arrangement is being made to make fee receipt cashless in colleges and schools. Also, system to receive different duties in urban bodies is being made cashless. This has been already started by Indore, Bhopal and Burhanpur municipal corporations. To promote cashless transaction, rebate has been given in VAT and entry tax to purchasing of POS machines. Surcharge on demand draft, RTGS and NEFT has been abolished by cooperative banks. Along with this, ‘Sahkar Batua’ has been started. In this regard, it was informed that financial literacy camps have been held in 13 thousand villages. New accounts were opened and existing accounts were linked with Aadhar number in the camps. RuPay and PIN cards were distributed. Incharge Chief Secretary and Finance, Mr. AP Shrivastava, Secretary and Finance, Mr. Amit Rathore and other officers were present in the meeting.