Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda presiding over Digidhan Mela at Peterhoff said that more than 80 percent of the informal economy activities especially in retail sector will be brought into formal economy in the country. This is possible only with Digitalization and currency of cash less transactions in the country. It will increase the number of tax payers with availability of adequate funds for development. Digitalization will put check on fake currency and will enlarge the scope of economy adding 80 percent informal economy to formal economy, he added.
He said that 27 crore Saving Accounts has been opened under Jan-Dhan Yojana in different banks with a deposit of Rs. 63,800 crore. This amount deposited in the banks could be used for economic development of the Nation, he said.
IT and IPH Minister Vidya Stokes said that the State Government is promoting computerization in every department and advocating cash less system for Government transactions. The Excise and Taxation department in the State has made all the requisite forms online for convenience of commercial activities leading to transparency and promptness.
She said the State is ready for adopting GST as and when applied by the Centre Government. The State is credited with having Aadhar Cards for every citizen for the State. This achievement will also promote Digital transactions for economy activities, she said.
She also informed that computerization is being promoted in every department of the State. She urged the Union Minister to provide more funds for promotion of digitalization and computerization in Government departments.
Principal Secretary IT Jagdish Sharma informed that adequate training is being provided to employees in the State by IT department.