Government to rope in cadets for digital payment awareness

NCC move was in consonance with the PM Modi vision, NCC will begin the campaign on National Youth Day on January 12.

Published: 05th January 2017 11:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th January 2017 11:40 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is roping NCC cadets to run a campaign in creating awareness on cashless transactions. Besides, Republic day parade organized by the defence ministry will also showcase live presentation on cashless transactions through newly launched UPI and Bhim App on the Rajapth.

Ministry sources said the Information Technology Ministry would be showcasing digital transactions instead of cash transactions in line with the demonetisation decision of the Modi government.

NCC move was in consonance with the PM Modi vision, NCC will begin the campaign on National Youth Day on January 12.

Giving out information, Director General National Cadet Corps Lt Gen. Vinod Vashisht said, “On January 12 (National Youth Day), all of our 17 directorates will be holding campaigns at their own level to raise awareness on cashless transactions. Each cadet would try to reach out to at least 10 people.” Lt. General Vashisht explaining the move that PM exhorted the youth to help the country move towards a new future and so, as a voluntary organisation training and shaping the youth,  NCC felt should be part of it.

"We target to adopt one or two villages this year and aim to work with the department concerned in the government, so as to contribute to the overall growth plan. Our cadets have already volunteered towards making places ODF (open defecation-free) and we wish to continue to move ahead in the sanitation department," Vashisht said.

Including 102 cadets from Jammu and Kashmir, NCC has 2,068 cadets, including 696 girl cadets, drawn from the 17 directorates covering all the states and union territories are participating in the camp.

The government is already in the process of raising new NCC units in the coastal areas in the west along with the areas affected by left-wing extremism and insurgency, besides those bordering Pakistan and China through a five-phase programme, he added.


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