Awareness Programme on digital and cashless transactions organised at CHES (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar
In view of the increased government emphasis on the cashless economy, a awareness Programme on digital and cashless transactions organised on 2nd January, 2017, for the benefit of the staff, trainees, filed and farm workers at Central Horticultural Experiment Station (ICAR-IIHR), Bhubaneswar. Sri Bibhu Prasad Mohanty, of the organisation ‘Hunger Solutions’, was invited as a Guest speaker for the programme. Initiating the deliberations Dr. H. S. Singh, Head of the Station, welcomed the guest speaker and all the participants. He described the problems faced by the general public due to the unawareness of the availability of simple digital and cashless transaction methods put in place by the Government. He appealed the farm workers and the young trainees to join the digital system of operations at the earliest as the nation is moving towards the cashless mode of transactions. He informed the gathering that the Station has put in place cashless system of payment to the contactors outsourcing the different of the Station, who in turn make payments to their employees through their bank accounts. The guest speaker Sri Mohanty presented the importance and necessity of demonetisation and the methods to overcome the shortage of cash in the market. He emphasised on the necessity of having a bank account, mobile phone and Aadhaar number for joining the digital and cashless regimen. It was stressed that even without a smart phone and lack of proper education, the farm labours can use basic phone and the finger print scanning facility by linking their aadhaar with their bank accounts. He explained the cashless convenience of debit card, credit card and RuPay card. He displayed several short movies highlighting the importance of ATM operations and the precautions to be taken while its operation, necessity of Atal pension scheme for poor people for old age social security, procedures of linking aadhaar numbers with the bank accounts, ease of obtaining various government benefits directly to the bank accounts, etc. Speaking in the local language the speaker tried to connect with the farm and land workers while drawing the lessons from different scriptures and practices in the local festivals. The programme ended with brief interaction. Dr. P Srinivas, Senior Scientist and In-charge, Staff Welfare Committee, and proposing vote of thanks and coordinated the programme.
Updated on 03.01.2017