Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday had announced on his Twitter handle and his Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast that people especially the youth should embrace e-banking, mobile banking and such other technology. The Prime Minister also suggested that the mobile smartphone should be used for banking purposes.
However, considering it as a move to support PM Narendra Modi's suggestion and a thrust towards a cashless society, BJP in Kerala has announced that it will be launching a 'digital banking literacy mission' to create awareness among public. The mission will be started in Kochi from December 3.
As such, the aim of the mission stated by Party State President, Kummanam Rajasekharan, would be to train the public in using digital technology for transactions.
Commentating on the same, he added that a special state-level committee comprising of banking experts would be formed to implement the mission and to create awareness on the role of digital banking in checking black money.
Furthermore, he disclosed that trained party volunteers would be deployed at the panchayat level. Many associations, local clubs, and NGOs will likely be involved in ensuring that the mission is effectively implemented.
The party also has plans to make select Panchayat as total cash-less areas.
On another instance, the Government also has plans to soon launch a Rs 1,800 crore ($265 million) Digital Literacy Mission for 60 million people in most of the rural areas. It will be another initiative to bridge the gap between those who have access to computers and the Internet and those who don't.
However, the Government is still awaiting approval from the cabinet.