A month after Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes were demonetised, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today announced a slew of measures to promote the use of digital payments.
The Finance Minister announced a 0.75 per cent discount on purchases of petrol and diesel using credit or debit cards, e-wallets and mobile wallets.
People buying monthly seasonal tickets in suburban railway networks through digital modes will get a 0.5 per cent discount, Jaitley added.
This measure, he said, will be effective from January 1 next year, and the Mumbai suburban railways will be the first to implement it.
He also has given some incentive to people who dine out with their families. Most of the restaurants nowadays don’t give you extra pyaaz with your meal and there is frequently a fight between the customers and owners regarding the same.
But Arun Jaitley has ordered the owners to give extra pyaaz if the customer pays through debit and credit cards. This will make more customers pay by the cards medium rather than cash which is unaccounted in the revenue system.
Lashing out against the demonetisation move by the Narendra Modigovernment, the opposition parties led by the Congress on Monday held protests. However, only the Left Front, which has a presence in Kerala, Bengal and Tripura, has called for a strike or ‘Bharat Bandh’ in the three states.
The Congress and Left, which is observing Aakrosh Divas (Day of Angst), said that it will highlight the nation’s anger due to the government’s demonetisation drive
But most people were against the bandh as they were busy standing in ATM queues or busy earning bread for their family. The shock came when even Bobby Deol worked today for 2 hours after sitting idle for 10 years as a mark of protest against the Bharat Bandh. He went to a shoot uninvited and acted for 2 hrs without taking any payment as no producer was willing to pay an uninvited actor.
But we should give credit to Bobby Deol for coming out of the shackles when the country needed it the most. By the vening even Tushar Kapoor, Fardeen Khan and other free actors had also started working.
The Internet is a bizarre place and its creations are equally bizarre. The latest rage that’s gone viral on social media is an outlandish conspiracy theory which states that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been ‘planted’ by Bhartiya Janata Party president Amit Shah to make ‘stupid comments’ in order to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi sound intelligent.
And guess the reason behind the strategy? It’s 2019 elections. Outlandish, isn’t it?
Kejriwal has been continuosly bashing the PM for one or the another reason. Recently when the demonetization move was announced Kejriwal blamed the government of favoring business houses like Reliance and not caring about the poor man.
According to him poor people are suffering in ATM queues. And to prove it he even took an ATM machine to a ICU of a hospital to show that people near ATM machine are suffering in the queues.
It was only after police intervention that the ATM machine was taken back to its original place. I don’t know how does Kejri gets these brilliant ideas.
Education gives you the power to reach unparalleled heights. But not in Bihar. Tejashvi yadav, the son of Mr. lalu Prasad Yadav is the deputy chief minister, even though he has only studied up to 12th standard.
Tejashvi Yadav was very vocal about growing intolerance in the country and had learnt the word ‘intolerance’ in some 13 days. But once he learned it, he has not stopped using it at different press conferences and meetings.
He is very fond of the word, so recently when he was asked about demonetization, he thought it is the synonym of intolerance so he went on and on talking about growing intolerance. His speech went on for 50 minutes and even people in Bihar thought demonetization is equal to intolerance.
It was only later when a media person explained him about the difference, that Tejashvi promised to learn about the new word and return back in 7-8 days.
Rock On 2 was a much awaited project of Farhan Akhtar and team. After the roaring success of Rock On, the audience was expecting same levels of commitment to good cinema from Farhan.
But Farhan failed this time, just like Hrithik has failed since last 2 years. Rock On 2 is a punishment one can give to its enemies, Rock On 2 is the Rahul Gandhi of movies. People who have watched it have had nightmares since then and have consulted doctors for their mental imbalance.
The people who have not watched it are thanking PM Modi for creating the cash crunch in the economy due to which people dint have money to watch Rock On 2.
Modi has lost many hearts due to his decision on black money, but he has the full support of cine goers in India. People were even of the point of view that Modi should have implemented the decision befor the release of Housefull 3 which would have saved them from one more torturous movie.
With so many people exchanging notes and crowding outside ATMs, its difficult to judge which queue is for what purpose. Already there were umpteen queues in our country and the recent decision of the government has increased the number of queues many fold.
A strange incident happened in Kanpur. A guy named Sanil who was in his early 30s was standing in a queue for 2 hours to exchange his old notes, only to found out later that that queue was for people buying Gutkha at a pan wala counter.
Sanil wasted his precious 2 hours and felt really helpless, but then he bought Gutkha and relaxed his mind. many similar incidents are happening across U.P and Bihar where you have regular queues at the pan counters, and people are standing in those queues thinking that the counters are for dispensing money which they require urgently.
Government should have clear cut sign boards made out to help public in this distress.Otherwise people will keep on wasting time in the wrong queue.
one more article on demonetization. Yes, pardon me, but the ideas keep on coming. Bank employees have hiked their dowry rate by 300 % after the Modi government’s demonetization drive.
News items are flooded with overcrowded ATMs and bank counters. Most of the banks are working over time to help out people in smooth transition. We should thank them for helping us in times of need as bank employees in general are not known for a generous behavior.
The demand for Grooms who are working in the banking sector has increased many fold. Parents have increased the dowry rate of their sons who are bank employees. The employees may range from the peon to the senior most managers. The bride’s families are ready to pay such hefty amounts as it would secure the future of their daughters.
There is a shortage in market for bank employees and every father wants a bank employee husband for her daughter, this trend will continue at least till the deadline of 30th December and even more if banks are valued just like they are today.
So keep looking out for the star bank employees and make your daughter’s future secure.
I have written enough on the demonetization drive of the government but the ideas keep on ringing my doorbell. 500 Rs and 1000 Rs notes have become redundant now but there are people who can still make it valuable.
One of those persons is renowned director Rohit Shetty. Rohit has decided to write his next Golmaal script on a 500 Rs note. Anyways Rohit Shetty scripts are just 1-2 lines, that’s what his previous scripts have been. 1-2 lines of script and 10-20 cars flying, that’s what precisely is a Rohit Shetty movie.
But his new innovation is amazing as we all now that a Rohit Shetty movie will easily earn Rs 100 crores at the box office. He has literally given the 500 Rs note to Ajay Devgn to read the script which of course has been finalised now and Parineeti Chpra will play the lead female as many of us came to know yesterday.
Many people are reaching out to Rohit Shetty to use their redundant currency notes and Rohit is duly obliging.
The demonetization drive did bring some discomfort for the citizens, but Modiji has also ensured that some people get a life changing experience in the coming days.
Something similar happened at a bank queue in Mumbai recently. At one of the bank queue in Santa Cruz, two lovers met after almost 10 years. At first they din’t recognize each other but after talking for some 20-30 minutes, they finally recalled the amazing memories they shared a long time ago. The couple had separated when their respective parents had to shift places in Mumbai. They had never hoped to meet each other and had lost faith in true love.
But Modiji’s new initiative has made the lovers meet. In fact they are getting married in the next month and have invited Modiji on twitter. Modiji’s presence will make the wedding legendary, just like his decision which has created a new Modi wave in the country.
Moral of the story : Everything that happens, happens for good. So stay calm and trust Modi.
The demonetization initiative of the Modi government has turned many Non-drinkers in to drinkers. The only place where you get change for the new Rs 2000 note is at an alcohol counter.
Most people who were lucky to lay hands on the new currency were finding it tough to get change to use it for other purposes. But then a brilliant idea just stuck them and everyone queued the lines at alcohol shops across the country.
The sale of alcohol has increased many fold after the Modi government initiative and people are turning up to alcohol to literally get out of the current mess. This is the perfect time for Vijay Mallya to sell as many bottles of KingFisher which can make him clear his long standing dues with the SBI. Banks are also offering alcohol purchasing loan and today itself I got a call from HDFC bank regarding the same.
For people who still don’t have any ideas to get change for their new currency, please visit your nearest alcohol counter and help yourself. Spread this message and save people from the chaos.