Jamshedpur, Feb 19: As part of the nation-wide drive to promote digital or cashless economy through the use of digital mode of transactions, East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Ravi Shankar Shukla today asked banking officials to encourage digital transaction as there is a target of making the district completely digital by June 30, 2020. The banking officials were also asked to achieve target of loan sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Guarantee Yojana.
DC said the idea is to educate people about the advantages of using of cashless economy and motivate them to switch to the digital mode of cash transactions.
Representatives of banks, government trading agencies were asked to educate consumers about the mechanism and method to adopt and use the mode of digital payment.
Another senior official of the district administration went on to inform that the State has 651.64 percentage of digital literacy. In the 24 districts, comprising 4,423 panchayats, over 11 lakh people are digitally literate.
“Our objective is to spread greater awareness among residents of the city about the importance and benefits of cashless transactions. We will target people from all backgrounds in the fair. Our aim is to reduce the people’s dependence on cash. We are involving experts and bank officials in spreading awareness on cashless mode of transactions by using debit and credit cards and swipe machines. Cashless transaction will help the country’s economy in the long run,” he noted.
He further noted that everyone who has technical know-how must help other to move towards a cashless society which will automatically help to eliminate corruption to a great extent. Cashless transaction will also help the country’s economy in the long run.