Making a strong pitch for cashless transactions, GVMC Commissioner M. Hari Narayanan on Wednesday said that digital economy was the future and efforts should be made by one and all to promote it.
Inaugurating a digital payment mela organised by the office of the Principal Controller of Communication Accounts (Andhra Pradesh Circle) for telecom retailers at the VUDA Children’s Arena here, Mr. Hari Narayanan said that such melas were being organised in all the 100 chosen ‘Smart Cities’ as a part of the Digital India Mission.
“Infrastructure has been built to ensure conduct of digital transactions smoothly, seamlessly and being a Smart City, Vizag should take the lead. We are putting in all efforts to make the city a cashless economy,” the Municipal Commissioner said, adding that digital financial transactions would also improve tax payment compliance.
Principal Controller of Communication Accounts Srikanta Panda said telecom operators should make special efforts to educate their customers on the importance of digital payments. “If people have any misgivings, they should be removed. There is no option but to go digital in future,” he added.
Joint Controller of Communication Accounts Anita Mahadas, Deputy Controller of Communication Accounts C.M Sampar and other senior officials spoke on the occasion.
Airtel, BSNL, Reliance-Jio, Vodafone and others participated in the mela.
source: The Hindu