Panel on note ban woes to meet on Dec 2
New Delhi:A�The first meeting of five chief ministers set up by the Centre to study post-demonetization effects would be held on December 2. AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu would head the committee as Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely rang him up on Monday and informed him about the Centrea��s decision to give him additional responsibility. The chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh,A�Bihar, Puducherry, Tripura and Odisha are the members of the committee.
Naidu holds tele-conf on bank transactions: In Amaravati, Chandrababu Naidu held a tele-conference with top officials of Andhra Pradesh on the problems being faced by the people,A�including bank transactions,A�post-demonetisation. While underlining the need for government interference in banking system, the Chief Minister said the bankers should not see the interference as a pressure tactic.
The A P government is encouraging cash-less transactions in the state and Andhra Pradesh is the first state in the country which is already implementing online Mee Seva, e-pass and other government-related services, he said.
Referring to cash-less transactions, Chandrababu NaiduA� suggested that if 5500 business correspondents and 29,000 ration dealers worked together to implement cash-less transactions, work load on banks would be reduced. Presently, the government is distributing essential commodities through fair price shops using e-pass. – NSS