Haryana Government pitches for digital payments

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In a bid to promote cashless transactions, Haryana has announced that all the government payments of more than Rs 5,000 would be made via digital mode only.

“Five per cent rebate will be given on bill payments to utilities and other government payments through BHIM app, subject to a maximum of Rs 50,” said Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu while presenting the budget in the Assembly recently.

“The maturing economy of Haryana is in the pink of health and is firing on all cylinders. It has made significant strides in all key parameters that constitute the economic and fiscal space. Be it GSDP (Gross State Domestic Product) growth, per capita income, fiscal deficit, debt-to-GSDP ratio or total revenue as a ratio of GSDP, things have improved,” he said.

Abhimanyu further added that the state economy – which is estimated to have logged a growth of 8.7 per cent in 2016-17 – is poised to touch 9 per cent in the next financial year. He said, “Under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, the state has made significant strides in all economic and fiscal parameters.”