The Centre has urged Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to present a detailed report on the reforms and policies adopted by the Maharashtra government to promote cashless transactions in the state. At a meeting convened by the Niti Aayog, the Centre urged other states to adopt Maharashtra’s module, and drew attention to its strategies to cope with the growing challenges posed in urban and rural areas following demonetisation.
A senior functionary privy to the meeting details told The Indian Express, “The Centre has urged the CM to present a detailed report on the reforms and module adopted by the state for cashless transactions.” At the meeting, Fadnavis also discussed the policy reforms tailored for rural and urban regions separately keeping in mind the ground problems.
Fadnavis said the state would explore methods of digital transformation to bring remote villages cut-off from the mainstream to cope with the cashless economy.
Indicating that several hiccups may confront the administration while heading towards a cashless economy, Fadnavis said multi-models would be studied to make a seamless transformation. The participation of people in rural and urban regions to carry out the new policy initiatives, with an underlying message to combat corruption, will be ensured to make it a successful model, the chief minister said.