Digital India Campaign: CM flags off awareness vehicle
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said that the State government is taking steps to ensure traders start using the POS (Point of Selling) Machines.
Chouhan was speaking at a special function to mark the launch of Digital India Campaign at the CM’s official bungalow in the State capital. The campaign is being organised under the “Campus to Community” programme of the State Higher Education Department. State Bank of India and National Service Scheme (N.S.S.) are partners in this campaign.
On the occasion, the CM flagged off the awareness vehicles under the Digital India Campaign on this occasion.
The Chief Minister said that the state government is trying to encourage digital transactions and a high-level committee has been formed to promote cashless transactions under the chairmanship of State Additional Chief Secretary Deepak Khandekar.
Chouhan said that the country is changing rapidly and Madhya Pradesh is leading in efforts to make Digital India campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi a huge success. He said that the Prime Minister’s decision to ban the high denomination currency notes dealt a huge blow to those spreading terrorism. This has also brought under control the problem of black money and corruption. The Chief Minister said that the Digital India Campaign is a permanent solution to the menace of black money, corruption and terrorism.
Chouhan said that serious efforts are required to educate people about cashless transactions. He also expressed the hope that the campaign will succeed in spreading economic revolution to the most remote areas.
Minister for Higher Education Jaibhan Singh Pawaiyya said moral values and culture are constant but change in lifestyle is a must with the changing times. Digital India is the medium of change, Pawaiyya underlined.
Principal Secretary Higher Education Ashish Upadhyaya also addressed the gathering. Chief General Manager of State Bank of India, Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh, T.K. Ajit, other Bank Officers and member students of N.S.S. were present.