Nation Should be strengthened to fight against black money – Minister Ramesh Kumar
Udupi: Nation has to be strengthened to fight against black money and every citizen should play a prominent part in intensifying the fight against black money said Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ramesh Kumar. He was speaking after inaugurating the cashless transactions at Kotatattu Gram Panchayat here on January 15.
Black money has destroyed the poor people and also the economy. Black money is an insult to the hard work of the poor. Politicians across all political parties should strengthen the fight against black money. The cashless transactions introduced at Kotatattu panchayat is an example for transparency; it is a model to other villages. Discussions will be held with the minister for rural development and panchayat raj for introducing cashless transactions in other panchayats. The system should be introduced in at least 2 panchayats in every district. Cashless transactions can promote transparency and misuse of public money.
Efficient steps are taken in the electoral system in the country, efficient and suitable candidates should be elected, he added.
MLC Kota Shrinivas Poojary in his keynote address said that After the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, the panchayat has decided to join hands to tackle the issue head on. Our gram Panchayat members have personally visited each and every house to enquire about the bank accounts and ATM cards. While there were people who did not have any accounts, others were not using the cards issued. Debit cards are distributed to 1032 families in Kotatattu gram panchayat to promote cashless transactions. The license fees and other fees can be directly paid through the cashless transactions.
Pramod Hande president of Kotatattu Gram Panchayat presided over the programme. Dinakar Babu president ZP, Nalini Pradeep Rao president TP, Raghavendra Kanchan member ZP, Priyanka Mary Francis CEO ZP, Sheshappa EO TP, Chennappa Moily EO Kundapur TP, Janardhan Maravanthe, Anand C Kunder and others were present.