Panel on note ban woes to meet on Dec 2
New Delhi: 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 Centre’s decision to give him additional responsibility. The chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh, 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, including bank transactions, 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 Naidu 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