GHMC launches cashless transactions

Hyderabad: The   GHMC has officially launched cashless transactions for all  its  utilities, following the demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.

GHMC commissioner Dr B Janardhan Reddy held a meeting with heads of department, zonal, deputy commissioners, medical officers, valuations officials on Tuesday. The meeting was also attended by city mayor Rammohan.

Only 12 per cent people have been doing online transactions under the jurisdiction of GHMC and this percentage has to be increased in a phased manner,  encouraging people to do cash-less transactions.

Cash-less facilities would be available at: official website of GHMC www.ghmc.gov.in, myghmc mobile App, handheld missions, citizen service centers, Mee-Seva, e-seva centres along with RTGS/NEFT. Citizens can pay their taxes in GHMC account No. 52082155599.

Special training was given to officials by GHMC IT cell on Tuesday. Those who  attended the training  will in turn impart training to other staff in respective zones, the commissioner said. Janardhan Reddy said there were 350 bill collectors in GHMC and they would be given special swiping machines for doing cashless transactions.

On the occasion, the city mayor said the GHMC would conduct a survey in the city to know the  exact number of traders and commercial places, as at present only one and half lakh trade licenses were issued,  and this number may increase thrice.

Task force set up to study cashless transactions in TS: The Telangana government, meanwhile, is contemplating to encourage ‘cashless economy’  — cashless payments and receipts between citizens and the government, citizen and citizen and citizen and shopkeepers. 

A task force has been set up to study the cashless payments and receipts system and suggest policy and infrastructure measures required for moving towards cashless economy. Therefore, the citizens have been requested to give their suggestions on the subject by December 10 to cashless.suresh@gmail.com -NSS

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