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Web India | Tuesday, Nov 29 2016 |

In a move to give push to government’s cashless transaction campaign, the Human Resource Development Ministry today directed all schools, colleges and higher education institutions to spread awareness among their students. A high-level meeting chaired by Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar was held here in which all senior officials were directed to spread awareness in all educational bodies, institutions about the use of cashless transactions. NITI Ayog also gave its presentation today to all HRD officials in this regard in which benefits of digital transactions were elaborated to them. The meeting was chaired by Mr Javadekar.

According to sources, “The Ministry directed all institutions and schools across the country to encourage and provide means the students to go for digital payments to pay their canteen bills, school/college fees and other payments within the institutions. “Some institutions and schools have already initiated in this regard and have distributed all the students in-house cards which they could use for their bill payments. “Even in some cases, the students have been seen giving penalty charges of library books through this card,” the official said adding, “Besides, some schools have organized Parents-teachers meet (PTM) so that their parents could support and educate their children to adopt digital transactions.” These directions have been given to CBSE, AICTE, NCERT and all other bodies, who would further spread awareness to their respective educational institutions, the official said. UNI. Courtesy


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