SANKHALI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said that his government will soon launch an app by March 31, 2024, to keep track of fraudsters and defaulting loanees.
Sawant was addressing the gathering on the occasion of the inauguration of new building for the Sankhali Urban Co-operative Credit Society.
“Goa government will soon launch an app and system by March 31, 2024, to keep track of fraudsters and defaulting loanees. We are working on introducing this app,” said Sawant
He further said that each credit society will have to upload data of the loanee on the app, later when the said customer approaches another credit society, they can check on this system and decide.
“With this, a lot of frauds or duping will be stopped. Once this app is in service, there will be no need for a clearance certificate,” he added.
Sawant also urged the people of the state not to invest in fake finance companies and individuals, who promise to double their money.
“Don’t fall prey to fake finance companies who promise to double their money. Recently, Rs 100 crore in Goa were looted in this manner by one such company in south Goa. The fraudsters then fled to foreign countries after cheating people,” he added.
“We have a habit of falling prey to doubling money traps and arranging money from all possible sources and depositing them. Recently such a case has happened in South Goa,” Sawant said.
“We are investigating the case at the national level. Hence don’t trust such firms, who make fake promises. Deposit your money in well-recognized cooperative societies, don’t do financial business with individuals who come from outside,” he said.
Sawant said that the government is improving and amending the cooperative laws so they can benefit this area and its people.
“New reforms and digitalization are the two solutions to save this area,” he said.