Now, doorstep banking service for the elderly

 Senior citizens living in the state need not travel to banks to withdraw money, as the state government has decided to engage youth on commission basis to provide the same service by using a hand-held equipment for withdrawal.

Speaking to mediapersons on Tuesday, chief minister Manohar Parrikar said that the unique identification authority of India (UIDAI) chairman, Nandan Nilekani, suggested that the state government should use hand-held equipment, which they have come out with, to debit money from accounts at the doorstep by using a satellite link.

"If this system is used, then elderly people need not go to the bank to withdraw money; we have declared that in next one year, we will come out with the system where the government will engage youth on commission to run these services," he said.

He also said that this will generate employment for youth, as well as ease the hardships for seniors, who now have to travel to banks to withdraw money

The state has crossed the 70% enrolment mark of Goans under UID. "If we are not able to cross 85% enrolment by October, then we will have a special drive to enroll the remaining people under the UID scheme," said Parrikar . [TOI]