Goa to go cashless by October this year: CM Parrikar
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 31-Jan-2018

Panaji, January 31: Keeping in mind the concept of ‘Cash is a crime’ CM Manohar Parrikar said Goa is all set to become cashless and digitized from October this year.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that digitization is the best thing that can happen to our country. "Less cash means less corruption, less cash (means) less evil and at the same time an improvement in the state income," he said.

This was announced by him at a function organized by the NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) where he said the details of the "hundred percent digitization" would be unveiled in the state budget 2018-19 which will be placed before the Legislative Assembly next month.

"There would be hundred percent digitization by September 30, 2018, which means from October 1, no cash would be accepted at the government counters," the chief minister said.

He said no government payments will be accepted in cash, except for emergency requirements, from October onwards. For the digital payments, the government will require Point of Sale (PoS) machines for which an agreement has been signed for 650 PoS machines.