Jamshedpur: A conference was organized at the Womenís College Auditorium here on Friday as a precursor to make the Cashless Jharkhand campaign launched by Chief Minister Raghubar Das hugely successful.
The MLA of Ghatsila Laxman Tudu jointly inaugurated the programme along with the deputy commissioner (DC) of East Singhbhum Amit Kumar, deputy development commissioner (DDC) Vinod Kumar and regional manager of State Bank of India Naveen Kumar.
In his address, the Ghatsila MLA said that the people should take a pledge to play their role in making financial transactions cash-free. He said the people should understand their responsibility and role properly so that the target set by the government may be achieved within the set time frame.
Speaking at the programme, the DC said that it was a historic day for the state and the district today as a novel step was about to be taken towards freeing the society of black money and corruption.
He said that Nuagram had become a cashless village. He appealed to the people to make the entire district cashless and asked the educated people to make at least 10 persons around them financially literate.
Further addressing the event, the DDC said that creating a cashless society would play a pivotal role in the development of the nation. He said the people should come forward and do their part in achieving the target set by the government.
The DDC praised the bank employees for their commendable role in dealing with the tough situation and pressure created post demonetization. He apprised the people that the state government had made the sale and purchase of Point of Sale (POS) machines VAT-free to encourage cashless transactions.
At the meeting, it was unanimously decided to make Ghatsila block the first block to implement cashless transactions. The DC said that all 19 panchayats of the block will be adopted by various banks.
Appealing to the youths, he said that all people should connect themselves with the Cashless Jharkhand campaign to free the next generation from black money and make financial transactions transparent.
Zila Parishad president Bulu Rani Singh and vice president Rajkumar Singh also addressed the gathering. They assured to make their contribution in the Cashless Jharkhand campaign.
The manager of the Lead Bank informed the gathering about various techniques of cashless transactions through a Power Point presentation. He said the banks will provide POS machines free of cost to anyone interested.