Haryana government today said it has issued instructions to all government departments to encourage receipts of payments of more than Rs 5,000 only through cashless methods. Giving this information in a release, Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu said petro cards of Indian Oil and Hindustan Petroleum have been issued to state government drivers for cashless payments for fuel. Apart from this, banks have organized camps in their branches at many locations in the state to educate the citizens about digital payments. Also Read - Gujrat government offering farmers up to Rs 1,500 to buy a smartphoneAlso Read - India's CCI must introduce anti-competitive practices for global tech giants, allow Indian businesses to flourish
Till date 932 digitization awareness camps have been organized in 4,648 bank branches in which 21,083 persons participated, he added. He said that training was also imparted to 803 employees of 30 government departments. The Finance Minister said that State Bank of India has agreed to install 3,000 Point of Sale (PoS) machines at various state government offices in the state without any charges. This would enable citizens to pay fees, fines and challans in cashless mode.
He said with a view to promote cashless transactions, the state government has transferred one-time appreciation money of Rs 5 to the bank account of the citizens, using UPI, USSD and e-wallet. He said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had also announced an award scheme to promote cashless transactions in the state. ALSO READ: Digital India: Haryana government to accept electricity bills through online payments
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