Naidu panel to submit interim report this week; CMs skip meet

MUMBAI: The Chief Ministers’ committee on digital payments, set up following the demonetisation drive and headed by Andhra Pradesh’s Chandrababu Naidu, will submit its interim report to the Centre within the next 2 to 3 days.

Naidu, who is the convener of the committee, met with the Reserve Bank brass and top bankers here to review the ground-level situation following the demonetisation drive launched on November 8.

After the maiden meeting of the panel, that was skipped by all other six Chief Ministers, mostly from the BJP States, a statement from Naidu’s office said they have decided to submit an interim report on the ongoing cash recall exercise to the Centre within the next 2 to 3 days.

Asked about Chief Ministers skipping the important meet, an official from Naidu’s office told PTI in Amaravati, AP’s new capital, that the member-CMs were informed of the meeting but not invited.

Apart from Naidu, the other Chief minister in the 13- member panel are Odisha’s Naveen Patnaik, Shivraj Singh Chouhan of MP, Sikkim’s Pawan Kumar Chamling, Congress chief minister of Puducherry V Narayanasamy and Maharashtra’s Devendra Fadnavis. (AGENCIES)


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