"The recommendations of the committee (on digital payments, headed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu) will be carefully examined and appropriate decisions will be taken in due course," the ministry said.
A committee headed by the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has recommended various ways in which cashless transactions can be made more attractive than cash transactions.
Looking to showcase flagship programmes like Make In India, Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Nirmala Sitharaman today joined over 100 corporate honchos from India at the WEF meet here even as China positioned itself as the new champion of globalisation with call for further opening up of economies worldwide.
The CMO, in a release on Chandrababu's visit to Zurich, however, came out with a misleading statement that Stadler already has a manufacturing unit in Kanchrapara, West Bengal and that the proposed Visakhapatnam unit would be its second in India.
In an interview to CNBC-TV18's Mridu Bhandari, N. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh gave his vision for Andhra Pradesh as far as e-Governance is concerned. He also talked about how the state of Andhra Pradesh is embracing technology to empower its citizens and offer them better governance.
Naidu was addressing a public meeting at Pithapuram town, about 35km from here, after laying the foundation stone for the Rs 1,645-crore Purushottam Patnam lift irrigation project.
In an exclusive interview with CNBC-TV18, Chandrababu Naidu says that there has been a big jump in the use of mobile currency in Andhra Pradesh after the cash ban and the government is trying to introduce 1 lakh bio-metric devices by next year.
Naidu, who heads the 13-member committee formed by the Centre to look into note ban-related issues, also sought to allay apprehensions over cyber security, saying the country is "very strong" in the sphere and information technology.
BJP ally and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, who had initially supported demonetisation, today did a virtual volte face, saying the decision was not as per "our wish" and that a "lot of problems" still remain without any solution in sight.
After coming out in support of demonetisation initially, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu today appeared to do a volte face saying that this is not what they wished for and said the solution to problems arising out of the note ban still remained elusive even 40 days after the step.
Thousands of people were evacuated as roaring wind clocking speed of 100 km an hour uprooted trees, tore off hoardings and toppled cars.
There is a need to convince the public to take the digital route for making transactions, says Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog. But the issue of cyber security remains and will be looked into, he adds.
The committee, headed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu comprises of other Chief ministers, NITI Aayog Chief Amitabh Kant and banking experts like Arundhati Bhattacharya. RBI Governor Urjit Patel will be presiding over the meeting.
Apart from Naidu, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling, Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis are also members of the committee along with NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya, and Amitabh Kant CEO, NITI Aayog.
The Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) today signed an agreement with three China-based entities for development of minerals and industrial park in the state entailing investment of about USD 1.5 billion.
The factory, coming up at Nimmaluru village near Machilipatnam, will be the largest such facility in the country once commissioned, covering an area of over 50 acres.
Andhra Pradesh economy grew at a rate of 12.26 per cent in the first quarter of 2016-17 fiscal, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu informed today.
The report, which is currently under the perusal of the Prime Minister's Office, could well determine the fate of the project even as Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is desperate to complete it ahead of the next election due in mid-2019.
They inaugurated the facilities through a remote video link from Vijayawada in the presence of Union I&B and Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, state ministers, MPs and senior railway officials.
After inaugurating 2,256 houses built at a cost of Rs 57 crore near Ramakrishna theatre here, Naidu said the Government has decided to construct 5 lakh houses this year.
TDP MPs are protesting to press their demand, while the main opposition in the state â€“ YSR Congress Party - had recently called for a statewide shutdown.
Andhra pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu says that his state clocked almost 11 percent growth in the last financial year, but that's not enough as far as he is concerned. He wants his state to clock 15 percent growth.
Speaking at an interactive session with about 300 investors here last night, Naidu said "India is the country to invest and in India, Andhra Pradesh is the place. We have decided to convert every crisis into an opportunity".
State Principal Secretary (Municipal Administration) K Velvan and US Trade and Development Agency country head Heather K Langan exchanged documents in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma.
The grant agreement was inked in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.