Nasscom urges IT companies to volunteer to assist citizens to go cashless
It asked IT companies to identify and volunteer employees for digital India initiative and to teach citizens on cashless transactions.
The government has roped in NASSCOM to provide assistance in the demonetisation exercise and providing assistance in moving people to a cashless economy. Nasscom will execute the plan devised by the Niti Aayog and the Ministry of IT and Telecom to enable citizens to go cashless.
The first mission its said will be an awareness campaign through public events and one to one training by industry volunteers in key cities in “push” mode. The second will be setting up Call Centre Help desks to provide awareness and actual training and conversion to digital payments in a “pull” mode.
It said that this will help train people with Bank/ Jan Dhan accounts through a 'step by step' module on online payment methods.
Apart from this Nasscom Foundation will create an in-person awareness initiatives. The training material for the purpose will be sourced from the call centre help desks.
Nasscom further urged people to support this group by pitching in. It asked companies to identify and commit a large volunteer force of a minimum of 100 people from their organisation. Nasscom said it will brief them and prepare them for the movement which was planned between December 9 to 30.
It further said that companies should encourage employees who can train at least 10 persons around them.
“Given the large work force that our industry employs, such volunteers could make an enormous impact in terms of the number of people they are actually able to convert,” it further said.