Nalgonda: Elected representatives of various local bodies can play a key role in educating the people on cashless transactions in rural areas, Collector Gaurav Uppal said.
An awareness programme was conducted on cashless transactions in Zilla Parishad meeting hall at Nalgonda for MPPs, ZPTCs and MPTCs of Nalgonda district.
Speaking on the occasion, the Collector asked the elected representatives to encourage the people in their localities to open bank accounts and also link them with their Aadhaar and mobile phone numbers. The officials with the help of local bodies elected representatives should talk to the banks and take initiative to provide swipe machines facility at ration shops, groceries and other business establishments to ensure cashless transactions.
Gaurav Uppal underlined the need to educate people on the usage of debit cards and mobile banking at rural level.
Zilla Parishad chairman N Balu Naik felt that the cooperation of the elected representatives was required to turn Nalgonda as cashless transactions district. In view of the situation that arose after demonetisation by the Centre, no other option than cashless transactions was available to solve the troublesome situation. Hence, the State government had decided to encourage the people towards cashless transactions.
Reminding that two master trainers have been appointed to each mandal in the district, Joint Collector C Narayana Reddy suggested the MPDOs and local bodies elected representatives to utilise their services to create awareness among the public on cashless transactions.
Zilla Parishad Chief Executive Officer R Anjaiah, Lead bank Manager Suryam and others attended the programme.