The Bharatiya Janta Party have taken the step to educate BJP MLAs and MLCs about the dos and don’ts of demonetisation and cashless transactions. The workshop was held for the elected members in the state legislative assembly and council at the Vidarbha Bhawan premises in Nagpur.
The State BJP believes that going cashless was imperative to fight terrorism, naxals and corruption an also demonetization would end corruption and hawala money routed through political parties and real estate.
The social media team of Maharashtra BJP headed by Devang Dave had prepared statistics, charts and explanation, which was divided in two sessions of the workshop.
BJP Maharashtra spokes person Shweta Shalini said, “The workshop had 80 MLAs in assembly which were a part of the workshop.”
The work was organised in order explain and educate the State government’s initiative to transform Maharashtra into a cashless economy in the coming year.
All members were asked to spread awareness of this decision to people in cities as well as villages. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has assured that Maharashtra will emerge as the leading state of India in cashless transactions.
The CM has instructed to initiate a model which would help in ease of doing business through cashless transactions especially for farmers in rural Maharashtra.
The state government have asked people to go cashless by following the steps –Individuals should have at least one account in a nationalised bank; every individual should have PAN and Aadhaar card; bank debit card is mandatory; use customer ID and password for net banking and use virtual keyboard for net banking. If anybody has used other’s laptop, they were advised to delete banking related history and be cautious about the growing dangers of hacking .
The party also stressed on the concessions provided to farmers, commuters and individuals for adapting to digital payments.
The basic questions explained were: What’s the meaning of cashless transactions?; What is the scenario across world?; Is this possible in India?; Impact of demonetisation in country; What are the alternatives to cashless economy?
While emphasising that demonetisation was to combat corruption, the report said, “The payment made in India averages to 40 per cent through cashless transactions, while there has been a 49.5 per cent growth in volume of online payments and mobile payments in 2015-16.”
We believe Cashless Economy is the path which is taking India from Developing Nation to the list of Developed Nation and will be key aspect of Smart City Concept of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said Dave