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Patna ; Union minister for Law and Justice and IT Ravishankar Prasad on December 23 said that after December 30, 2016, dishonest businessmen and industralists would face more problems as PM Narendra Modi was firm to check corruption, illegal trade practices and blackmoney.
Launching the digital payment outlets at Khajekalan on the outskirts of the state capital and Bakhtiyarpur, Prasad said demonetisation was the first step in drive against black money which is being followed by intensive raids and searches by Enforcement Directorate and CBI at different places. While honest people have more facilities, dishonest will face the worse, he warned and said the PM would not spare any corrupt person -be it trader, businessmen,
Prasad said digital mode of payment and receipt would ultimately help the traders as their entire deal would be transparent and bank would have datewise details of their business. This would help them in tax evaluation and getting loans from financial agencies.
So far, 63 lakh people in the country have been trained in digital payment. In Bihar, the number was 2.55 lakh. All over the country, 1.73 lakh shopkeepers and in Bihar 12,903 shopkeepers have been trained in digital transactions. Every panchayat will have common service centres where payments to electricity undertakings, railways, land revenue department, municipal authorities can be made in digital mode. There are two lakh such centres functioning in the country, he said.
Entire Khajekalan market comprising tea- stalls, egg vendors, vegetable shopkeepers, stationeries displayed notice boards claiming they were accepting payments through cards only. “We are on digital payment mode,”said one of the shopkeepers Arif Iqbal.
State BJP president Nityanand Rai, BJP MLAs: Nand Kishore Yadav, Arun Kumar Sinha and Nitin Navin were also present.