VISAKHAPATNAM: Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and North Eastern Region MoS Jitendra Singh said that after the ban of the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes the hawala activities had come down to 50 per cent and the terrorist activities reduced. Pakistan has set up two currency printing presses at the border to finance terrorists. However, after the demonetisation, Pakistan closed the printing presses, the minister added.
Jitendra Singh, addressing the media here on Monday, said that as a part of reforms that the NDA government had initiated, there will not be interviews for the recruitment of junior level officers and employees. The minister also said that the NDA government had introduced self-assessment certification and cancelled the gazetted certification on the testimonials. He said that the government had decided to make one of the hospitals in Visakhapatnam as a cashless transaction hospital.
Awards for e-governance practices
Union Ministry of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances secretary C Viswanath said that the government had decided to present 20 e-Governance awards by selecting the best e-Governance practices in the country. As many as 261 applications were received in 12 wings for the awards. The awards would be presented on the concluding ceremony of the 20th national conference on e-Governance on Tuesday. Minister Palle Raghunatha Reddy explained the activities of the departments on e-Governance.