Want to visit website of Corporate Affairs Ministry? Sorry, you can’t, unless you ‘pledge’ to make the nation cashless

December 19, 2016, 2:59 pm
Want to visit website of Corporate Affairs Ministry? Sorry, you can’t, unless you ‘pledge’ to make the nation cashless
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Want to visit website of Corporate Affairs Ministry? Sorry, you can’t, unless you ‘pledge’ to make the nation cashless

Want to visit website of Corporate Affairs Ministry? Sorry, you can’t, unless you ‘pledge’ to make the nation cashless

Website of the union ministry for corporate affairs won’t let public to access to the content of the site unless the visitor “pledge for a digital and cashless India”. If you do not share prime minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a “digital and cashless India”, you are barred from using the website as there is no option to skip the pop-up notification.

The notification reads: “Government of India encourages all citizens to move towards a Cashless Economy. This can be achieved by use of Debit & Credit cards, Electronic payment gateway systems such as Immediate Payment Service (IMPS), National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) and Real Time Gross settlement (RTGS) in India. ...Ministry of Corporate Affairs seeks your cooperation and support in helping the Government and the nation in creating a cashless digital economy.” The user has to click the pledge button.

Headed by Arun Jaitley, who is also the minister of finance, the ministry is responsible for regulating companies, stocks and shares and is mostly accessed by investors and entrepreneurs.

However, in an ironical note, Finance Ministry's website does not require no such endorsement.