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10,000 bank accounts opened in Chandigarh post note ban

Statesman News Service | ​Chandigarh |

In a bid to encourage cashless transactions, more than 10 thousand bank accounts were opened in the city during the 100-day long "Digi Dhan Mela" organised by the Chandigarh Administration.

Disclosing this on the culmination of Digi dhan melas, deputy commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi said more than 20,000 people from across the city participated in the programmme to encourage cashless transactions.

To make the City Beautiful cashless city, several departments have gone  100 per cent cashless enabled. Some of these departments are education department, excise and taxation department, food and supplies department, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, sampark centers and labour department. 

Addressing the gathering, Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh, VP Singh Badnore said Prime Minister Narender Modi's concept of Digital India has not only brought a massive change within the country but has also alleviated the image of India at the highest level on the International sphere. 

He said this will help ensure financial inclusion where every Indian, irrespective of socio-economic status, is empowered with necessary digital tools to participate in the new age economy. Ends