1. Prakash Javadekar asks youth to be part of government’s digital economy initiative

Prakash Javadekar asks youth to be part of government’s digital economy initiative

Asking the youth to be "agents of change" in the drive toward a cashless society, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today said digital transactions would bring in accountability and help weed out corruption.

By: | New Delhi | Published: January 5, 2017 9:56 PM
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Asking the youth to be “agents of change” in the drive toward a cashless society, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today said digital transactions would bring in accountability and help weed out corruption.

“Digital transactions will bring in accountability and weed out corruption. The annual budget is worth Rs 17-18 lakh crore, of which around 5-6 lakh crore can be used for creating infrastructure for this purpose,” he said at an event at Hindu College here.

He said a lot can be done but the problem is “that everyone does not pay tax”.

Demonetisation is a “movement” that will lead to a less cash society which is needed to eradicate corruption, black money, fake currency and to bring in transparency, Javadekar said and asked the students to join his ministry’s initiative to make people aware about digital and cashless transactions.

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He said some people were criticising demonetisation based on estimates that currency notes worth Rs 15 lakh crore and Rs one lakh crore has not been deposited in banks. “Now, is that a small amount?” Javadekar said, adding “all the money is in banks”

Demonetisation is also a “strong hit” at fake currency. It was also said that as demonetisation was announced here, a fake currency maker committed suicide in Pakistan, he added.

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  1. J
    Jay
    Jan 5, 2017 at 7:05 pm
    Excellent idea Shri PJ
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