Source: News Bharati English16 Feb 2017 11:53:54

Chandigarh, February 16: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has said that five percent rebate would be given as incentive on the payment of various bills to utilities and other departments of the state government through cashless transactions to encourage digital payments.Haryana chief minister said in Smart Money Conclave on Wednesday, The note ban move promoted transparency in transactions and said it had improved tax collections in Haryana and also shared various initiatives his government has undertaken to promote cashless transactions. Fully backing the war on black money, the Haryana CM hinted there could be another round of strict monetary measures in the near future.Embeded ObjectHe backed the talk of the benefits of moving to cashless transactions by giving examples of his own government. He said Haryana's revenue through VAT has increased by 15 per cent. Khattar further said that digital transactions also saved Rs 450 crore of government's money and also put an end to corrupt practices in the state. He said, Rs 1.5 lakh fake pension accounts were busted with the move to cashless.Embeded ObjectKhattar said that it was cashless facility that came to the relief of people when there was a shortage of currency notes, but said its advantages do not end there. The CM said the state has also started training centres and introduced a scheme called Saksham, where post graduates are trained to help banks make their customers digitally literate.