Special campaign to educate the people about various methods of cashless transactions.

Chandigarh, Nov 30 – Haryana Government has decided to launch a special campaign to educate the people about various methods of cashless transactions. Besides, bank officers would visit Labour Chowks and construction sites to open bank accounts of workers.
The Government would also utilise the services of 2,000 youth registered under ‘Saksham Haryana’ portal for imparting digital literacy among the people of the State. Banks would appoint financial literacy counsellors to train these youth and review their work.
This was stated by Chief Secretary, Mr. D.S. Dhesi, who was presiding over a meeting with bankers on financial inclusion and use of digital modes of payment here today.
The Chief Secretary said that administrative secretaries would review the awareness campaigns being run in this regard in the districts allotted to them.
He also directed the banks to issue and activate RuPay Cards of all Jan Dhan account holders in the State under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’ by December 5, 2016.He also said that the banks should deploy two representatives outside each branch to educate the people about mobile banking transactions. These representatives would also inform the customers about various methods of conducting cashless transactions, including Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD).
He issued orders for educating teachers through EDUSAT about making cashless transactions and instructed banks to also provide them information about various methods of such transactions through financial literacy representatives.
It was informed in the meeting that under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’, 54.87 lakh Jan Dhan accounts have so far been opened in the State, of which RuPay Cards have been issued to 46.37 lakh account holders. The Chief Secretary said that assistance of Banking Correspondent Agents should be sought for this purpose, as they could play a significant role in educating the people about the different methods of cashless transactions.
He said that micro Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) be provided to all Banking Correspondent Agents. It was informed that 2,213 Banking Correspondent Agents and 124 Financial Literacy Centres are presently functional in the State.

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