Siddipet: Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao on Sunday clarified that the government would not force people to opt for only cashless transactions, but would educate and sensitise them to opt for digital transactions to ease out the cash crisis to the maximum extent possible.
Addressing a gathering at an educative session conducted for the people on cashless transactions in Siddipet, Rao said that the State government’s role is to provide alternative methods of transactions and infrastructure for cashless transactions available everywhere, but they would never force the people to make only digital transactions. “There is cash shortage in the market in the wake of demonetisation of high-value currency notes and the
Centre wants to reduce the currency circulation in the coming days to arrest the black money menace,” he said.
To help the people adjust to the new system at the earliest, Rao said that they have been encouraging all kinds of alternate transactions. However, he called upon all the public representatives, district officers and police personnel to make 100 per cent digital transactions to set an example for others.
“No public representative from Siddipet Assembly Constituency should carry currency notes in his pocket as Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao wants to make the constituency a model for other villages in implementing the cashless transactions, Rao said. He also urged the gathering to try making transactions with apps, internet and mobile banking, without relying on only card payments since it would not be possible at some places.