panaji: Dated: December 28,2016 …. Towards promoting digital payment methods among the society Digi-Dhan Mela was inaugurated by Union Minister for Defence Shri. Manohar Parrikar, in the presence of Chief Minister Shri. Laxmikant Parsekar, Union Minister for State AYUSH (independent charge) Shri. Shripad Naik at Inox courtyard in Panjim today. Speaking at the function Defence Minister Shri. Parrikar appealed to people for opting cashless payment mode by using various electronic transaction methods.
At a function organised by Department of Information Technology Shri. Parrikar further said that, cashless transaction will help to curb Tax evaded activities and will also bring accountability in the economy. Many foreign countries have already implemented cashless system. Economy of Sweden is running 80% on cashless mode. where in India needs to move forward in this regard, hence understanding the actual use of cashless transaction is very important, he added.
Chief Minister Shri. Laxmikant Parsekar in his address expressed confidence that Goa will march ahead in Digital transactions very soon as this state has high literacy and digital awareness and also implemented various electronic payments methods 10 to 15 years prior.
Union Minister for State AYUSH Shri. Shripad Naik also congratulated the State machinery for organising the Digi Dhan Mela. He said that such initiatives moved by Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi will definitely root out corruption and black money from the country.
In the day long DIGI Dhan Mela Variuos Banks and Oil companies and other agencies have participated to provide information to public in order to promote cashless transactions.
MLA from Panjim Constituency Shri. Siddharth Kuncolienkar, Chief Secretary Shri. Dharmesh Sharma, Director of Information and Technolgy Shri Ameya Abhyankar and other senior officers were present at the occasion.