Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Towards Digital India: Come January 2017:In an effort of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s drive for making India a digital economy, the CBSE has directed all its affiliated schools to start collecting fee through online or a cashless mode from the next quarter beginning from January next year.
CBSE secretary Joseph Emmanuel in his letter to CBSE affiliated schools said that the benefits of cashless transactions are massive.
The CBSE has brought e-payment facilities for collection of examination fee, affiliation and various activities including payments to its examination functionaries.
(CBSE) Towards Digital India: As Directed
“The Board has been directing its affiliated schools to disburse salary to staff through bank transfers. Further, with a view to reduce cash transactions at school, all CBSE affiliated schools shall introduce fee collection from students only online or through non-cash mode from the next quarter commencing from January, 2017 onwards,” he said.
All of schools transactions with various service providers should be cashless, Mr Emmanuel said.
Schools have also been asked to promote the concept of cashless transaction among students and make them aware of the changing trend and the emergence of Digital Economy.