In a bid to promote cashless transactions in Chhattisgarh, the government has decided to form a ‘digital army’ of around 10 lakh people who will encourage use of electronic payments across the state. Under the initiative, around 10 lakh people will be made digitally literate on cashless transactions by December 31. Later they will act as a ‘digital army’ and propagate the idea of cashless society, an official from the public relations department said here. Chief minister Raman Singh has directed all five divisional commissioners and district collectors to promote electronic transactions. Also Read - India may soon announce its own ‘Atmanirbhar’ app store as alternative to Google, AppleAlso Read - FASTag is now free until February 29, NHAI waves off charges for 15 days
“The digital army will be working to motivate others to shift to non-cash payments methods. A symbolic digital army band will be tied on the wrist of these volunteers,” the official said. To train 10 lakh people, awareness camps will be held at different administrative levels. Besides, about 7,000 agents working in common service centres of Chhattisgarh Infotech and Biotech Promotion Society (CHiPS) will also be imparted training in this regard. These agents will further act as master trainer at gram panchayat-level and provide training to people in groups between December 19 and December 31, he said.
Top five districts, village panchayats and commercial establishments in terms of cashless transactions will be present awards at the Republic Day function here, he said. Moreover, the chief minister has directed officials to take necessary steps to ensure allocation of POS (point of sale) machines to shops and commercial establishments with support from banks for expansion of cashless transaction facility, he said. ALSO READ: Digital India: Government transactions in Tripura to go online