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Assam launches ‘Chief Minister’s Award’ to reward districts using cashless payments

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For promoting the use of digital payments and rewarding the districts for adopting the cashless mode, Assam has launched ‘Chief Minister’s Award’.

Explaining about the initiatives taken by the state government for endorsement of cashless transactions, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, “Cashless payment has the potential to root out corruption from the system and citizens must adopt cashless transactions as a way of life.”

Pitching for popularising cashless transactions at the grassroot level, Sonowal announced that a ‘Chief Minister’s Award’ would be given to the best performing district in adopting digital payment methods and familiarising cashless transactions among a large section of people,reports the Indian Express.

Furthermore, a prize of Rs 50,000 would also be presented at the end of financial year 2016-2017 after March 31, 2017 to Deputy Commissioner for the best performing district.

Assam has performed better than many states in the country in ushering in cashless transactions at tea gardens and other interior places of the state, he added.

Minister of Information Technology, Government of Assam ,Keshab Mahanta said, that his department is making all efforts to speed up the digitisation process and ‘DigiDhan Melas’ organised at village and Panchayat levels would give an impetus to the government’s efforts of transforming Assam into a cashless state.

 

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