Assam launches ‘Chief Minister’s Award’ to reward districts adopting digital payments
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal mooted for cashless transactions through grassroot level programmes, saying his government has initiated several steps to digitise payment methods. “Cashless payment has the potential to root out corruption from the system and citizens must adopt cashless transactions as a way of life,” the Chief Minister said inaugurating the ‘DigiDhan Mela’
Sonowal announced that a ‘Chief Minister’s Award’ would be given to the best performing district in adopting digital payment methods and familiarising cashless transactions among a large section of people.
A prize of Rs 50,000 would be presented at the end of financial year 2016-2017 after March 31, 2017 to Deputy Commissioner for the best performing district.
Assam has performed better than many states in the country in ushering in cashless transactions at tea gardens and other interior places of the state