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Goa CM yet to receive comm on bank A/c statements submission

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

A day after Prime Minister Modi asked MPs and MLAs to submit their statements of from November 8 onward to party president Amit Shah, Chief Minister has said he is yet to receive any such communication, but assured to abide by all instructions from the Centre.

"Every year, we have been filing return with Income-department and also Lokayukta. I have heard through media...I have not received any communication that party president has said ministers and MLAs should file it," Parsekar told PTI today.

"It is a very good beginning. I will tell everyone to file. Whatever is the instruction, we will obey it. I have not received any communication (so far)," he said.

Responding to a question on Goa's aim to turn into a cashless society by December 30, Parsekar said, "About 70 per cent of people, once they know the issue and they understand the process, will accept it without any hestitation."

"Others too want to learn it. I did not find a single genuine person who has said he won't be able to do a cashless The opposition to the cashless society is political, people have understood the motive. People have welcomed it (move towards cashless society)," he said.

To educate people about cashless transactions, Parsekar said officials are going to various markets and introducing the concept of banking using mobile.

"In the government departments too, Public Works Department, Water Resources Department and Power have already begun educating stakeholders on cashless

"Initially there may be difficulty, but has decided to switch over and become the first state (to go cashless)," the chief minister said.

Strongly backing the demonetisation decision, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had recently said is on its way to become India's first cashless society.

"Goans are using cards (ATM/credit) in a big way. Goa will soon be the first state with cashless society fulfilling a dream of the Prime Minister," Parrikar had said.

Prime Minister Modi had yesterday asked MPs, Ministers and MLAs to submit their account statements between November 8, the day he announced the demonetisation, and December 31 to party chief amid allegation that he had tipped off people close to him about the impending exercise beforehand.

The details have to be submitted on January 1, 2017.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 16:02 IST