As the entire nation reels under the current cash crisis following demonetization of the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, prime minister Narendra Modi now wants to know what the people really have to say regarding the major decision aimed at curbing black money and corruption in the country. Through the official Narendra Modi app, a Demonetization Survey has been launched seeking public opinion on the current situation. The survey has questions on whether one thinks there is black money in India and whether people mind the inconvenience faced in the fight to curb corruption and black money . Also Read - NaMo app controversy: US-based analytics firm says it doesn't 'sell, rent' dataAlso Read - Developer reveals security flaw on Narendra Modi app
The survey has a total of 10 questions ranging from some generic ones such as Do you think the evil of corruption and black money needs to be fought and eliminated? and Do you think that black money exists in India? to which users can respond in Yes or No . The survey further asks users to rate the move of banning the old currency notes. At the end of the survey, users can share their suggestions with Narendra Modi on the demonetization. Also Read - Shocking! Narendra Modi Android app wants to access your Twitter Direct Messages
Modi made the survey public through his Twitter handle — I want your first-hand view on the decision taken regarding currency notes. Take part in the survey on the NM App.
Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 22, 2016
On November 8, 2016, Modi announced a blanket ban on currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination which resulted in nation-wide panic to get the notes either exchanged or deposited before the December 30, 2016 deadline. The decision has faced mixed reactions from opposition parties as well as citizens who continue to battle long queues at banks and ATMs to acquire newer Rs 2,000 currency notes. The step is to completely drive out the old notes from the economy so that the newer notes, which are not imitable, can be introduced putting a final stop to the misuse of currency in funding terrorism. ALSO READ: This Android app shows PM Narendra Modi s speech on new Rs 2,000 notes
In light of the demonetization, people have been inadvertently moved towards a cashless lifestyle which has resulted in an uptick in services such as PayTM and other digital wallets. However, such a service is more popular amongst people living in the urban areas while those belonging to smaller towns where penetration of internet and the infrastructure related to online payments is still at its nascent stage, such services are yet to pick up. Despite cashless payments being one of the few ways available to carry out the daily tasks, the cash crisis has a huge impact on those who have been daily wage earners and pensioners who are seen spending their days queuing up at the banks trying to get their paltry sums exchanged.