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Delhi Confidential: Digital Drive

Naidu, who was known as a technocrat CM, said he was one of the first chief ministers to emphasise on digitisation, which came as a great help during the pandemic.


October 30, 2021 2:34:29 am
DELHI confidentialFormer Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu.

Digital Drive

Besides issues from his state, former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu had another point to raise in his meetings during his recent visit to the national capital. Naidu, who was known as a technocrat CM, said he was one of the first chief ministers to emphasise on digitisation, which came as a great help during the pandemic. In 2016, a Naidu-headed panel had made a suggestion to the Centre to provide tax incentives and subsidies to boost digital transaction and make digital payments cheaper than cash. He proudly told those who met him that his advice was well ahead of time and could prepare the government, and the system, during the pandemic

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Processing Delay

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