Madhya Pradesh Government would take up the issue of Internet connectivity with the Centre along with taking other measures for encouraging cashless transactions in the state, an official said on Thursday in Bhopal.
“Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the Government would discuss the issue of enhancing Internet connectivity with the Centre,” said a public relations department officer.
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Chouhan chaired a meeting in Bhopal on Thursday to discuss the measures to encourage cashless transactions in the state. Among other things, the Government has decided to provide exemptions to the traders using point of sale (PoS) machines.
“It was informed in the meeting that the state government has decided to offer 14 per cent exemption in VAT and 2 per cent exemption in entry tax on purchase of PoS machines (by traders),” the official said.
Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya informed that a training programme on cashless transactions would be held for the government employees.
“The issue of allowing online payment of fees by students was also discussed. Chief Minister however said it would be implemented in a phased manner,” the official said.