Create awareness about cashless transactions: Haryana BJP to workers

Following demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, people have been facing problems in getting new notes. ATMs are running dry and queues at banks for withdrawal of money continue.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:December 1, 2016 4:07 am

THE HARYANA unit of the BJP has asked party workers in all districts to encourage people to opt for cashless transaction. Henceforth, party workers will tell people of different sections about various methods of cashless transaction.

Following demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, people have been facing problems in getting new notes. ATMs are running dry and queues at banks for withdrawal of money continue.

At a meeting of the party’s Tohana unit in Fatehabad district, bank officials talked to the BJP members about various ways in which cashless transactions can take place. It was then directed that the party members should either accompany bank officials or interact with people on their own on the issue.

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Talking to The Indian Express, Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala said, “In all districts and mandals, we have issued directions that the party workers should reach out to people and explain the procedure through which cashless transactions can be done. Our party workers had extended help in filling proforma, etc, to those who had queued up at banks. Several social organisations were also involved. We will take their help as well.”

He further said that after directions from the Prime Minister that all BJP MPs and MLAs should give details of their bank accounts, the elected representatives of the party have been directed to submit the details. “The details of bank account transactions from November 8 to December 31 have to be submitted. The state unit will then send the details to the party high command,” Barala added.

The Haryana government has directed all departments that have point of sale (POS) counters to instal swipe machines. The government has also issued instructions that no additional amount would be charged on transaction through cards in the departments.

Interacting with the media today, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said applications have been prepared by banks and telecom companies to facilitate cashless transaction. Besides, the government would give Rs 5 as token of appreciation to every person, who would register on Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) and other modes of cashless transactions, he added.

Khattar further said that officers and officials of various departments have been asked to generate awareness among the people about cashless and electronic transactions, wallet transactions, plastic money and transactions through mobile. This drive would continue for seven days.