In order to promote cash-less or digital modes of making payments, a series of Awareness programs were organized in HP Secretariat, Shimla by the NIC State Centre, Shimla for the employees of the HP Government. These awareness programs were held from 20th March to 29th of March 2017 in the high-tech Video Conference-cum-Training Room set up by NIC in the HP Secretariat.
Sh. Shailender Kaushal, NIC Coordinator organized these short-duration awareness programs using audio-visuals, displaying mobile interfaces on the large TV displays and by actually making digital transactions. His team also assisted the participants in configuring their mobile devices for making use of these cashless mediums.
Two programs, of 45 minutes each, were held every-day on 9 consecutive days and the participants included, Additional Secretaries, Joint Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries, Under Secretaries, Section Officers, Superintendents, Senior Private Secretaries etc. In all, 15 programs were held covering about 450 officers of the HP Secretariat. It is proposed to hold more such awareness programs in future to cover the remaining 1000 plus employees in HP Secretariat.
The SIO, ASIO, Group Heads of NIC HP State Centre, namely, Sh. Ajay Singh Chahal, Sh. Lalit Kapoor, Sh. Sandeep Sood, Sh. Sanjay Sharma also interacted with the participants on different days to get their feedback on this program, which hasbeen highly appreciated by the employees.