HYDERABAD: In tune with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to introduce ‘cashless’ system across the country, the state Cabinet has also resolved to adopt ‘cashless’ mode in the day-to-day transactions being done in various departments.
From paying bills of contractors and making procurements in various departments to accepting payments from citizens for utilities, the State government will gradually introduce e-payment (cashless) system at all levels.
During the state Cabinet meeting held here on Saturday, according to sources, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao asked his ministerial colleagues to prepare the officials of their respective departments to adopt cashless method of transactions.
The chief minister appointed a Cabinet sub-panel under the chairmanship of IT minister KT Rama Rao to prepare an action plan on how to introduce ‘cashless’ system in all departments in a systematic manner.
The panel, which includes ministers E Rajender, G Jagadish Reddy, Jupally Krishna Rao and P Mahender Reddy, was asked to look into the practical problems being faced by rural people while adapting to ‘e-payment’ mode.
“After expressing satisfaction over the way Ibrahimpur in Siddipet district emerged as the first cashless transaction village in the state, the chief minister asked us to take all possible steps to make Telangana No 1 state across the country in encouraging cashless transactions and digital mode of payments,” a minister, who was present in the meeting, told Express.
Sources said that during the meeting, officials explained to the chief minister that two more villages - Gandhinagar and Kasarabad in Suryapet district would also become cashless transaction villages.
“The chief minister wants the officials to hold awareness camps for people to explain how to use cashless method while making day-to-day transactions and paying utility bills,” sources said.