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Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday asked bank officials across the state to remain alert against people not belonging to Arunachal trying to deposit currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination in accounts belonging to local tribal people. “Since frauds are likely to take place on account of tribal people being exempted from taxes, there is every possibility of some people from outside the state trying to use bank accounts of local tribal people to deposit money in huge amount,” chief minister Khandu said at a meeting in Itanagar which was also attended by MM Kutty, an Additional Secretary of the central government.
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Khandu also asked officials of the Income Tax department to trace all such accounts that deviated from normal history and pattern of deposit and take appropriate action. He also asked the deputy commissioners of all the districts to arrange relay of a 15-minute radio talk on demonetisation in every local dialect for the next several days.
State chief secretary Shakuntala Gamlin on the other hand suggested that ASHA workers in remote villages could be deputed to work as banking correspondents by opening Customer Service Point (CSP) in order to tide over the present crisis. Likewise, fair price shops, shopkeepers and gaon-burahs would also be encouraged to work as banking correspondents, an official press release from Itanagar said.