Panchkula: After more than three months when the Prime Minister declared the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 bank notes defunct, people are still facing harrowing times, especially at several government sectors undertakings. However, following this, the government also decided to initiate cashless transactions in all the public and private departments from November 2016 but it has failed to pick up the process in many of the departments even after a long span.
Among this, the main issue that is pertaining is no cashless transactions at Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN). Despite Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar being the chairman of the department, the office till date has not taken any initiative to launch the cashless transaction project even after three months of its implementation in the district.
The counters at every division of the district are still accepting electricity bills through cash or through cheques. The residents are also fuming on the issue and are complaining of inefficient working of the authorities.
Amita Pahwa, a teacher by profession and resident of Sector 4, said, ‘’If this is the situation of the department which is being headed by Haryana CM, then what can a common man expect from the authorities? The administration and government on the one side are focusing on cashless transactions but on the other hand, the same is still not implemented properly in the district.’’
It was also learnt that there are a total of six divisions of the department in the district which have two counters each. Following this, more than Rs 2 crore are being received on a daily basis by the department through cash or cheques.
Meanwhile, executive engineer of UHBVN Sanjeev Siwach said, ‘’The file regarding swipe machines at all the counters of the department in the district are being sent to the head office for approval. Soon after the approval, cashless transactions will be initiated at the department also and machines will also be given to the employees for cashless transactions who have been assigned field work.’’
According to the sources, UHBVN has demanded a total of 35 swipe machines and the file was sent last year in November.
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