THE administration has decided to hold awareness sessions to sensitise people to make use of cashless facilities. Even as the UT administration has decided to go cashless from December 10, they have decided to educate people first. Sources said a one-month campaign would be launched where the administration would not go in for promotions, but educate and sensitise everybody as well as make people from top to bottom aware of going cashless.
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“It is being decided that the promotional campaigns would begin at the ground level, be it at schools, colleges, villages, all educational institutions and other areas,” said a senior official.
UT Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi held a meeting with bankers as well in this regard on Monday. There, the bankers were asked to encourage digitisation and ask people to switch to using swipe machines. “As Chandigarh is keen to become totally cashless, they have decided to hold campaigns. They would have special jingles, slogans to inculcate the habit of not using cash,” added the official. Earlier, the authorities had decided to make e-sampark centres, government departments, RLAs and Chandigarh Housing Board cashless. However, the administration clarified that cash would be accepted and the cashless facility is going to be optional.