CBSE Schools Go Cashless: Get Ready To Pay Fees Online
CBSE Schools will only accept cashless fees from January 2017. From Secretary Joseph Emmanuel it is said that all affiliated schools have been told to collect fees either through online or other cashless modes from January 2017.
As per the guidelines of Central Board of Secondary Education circular they will only accept cashless fees. It is either through online or from any other cashless modes.
The board also planned to provide the salary of staff through direct bank transfer.
CBSE Board also introduces E-payment facilities for exam fee collection, affiliation and various other activities, including making payments to exam invigilators. The board also wants to do the Parents Teachers Meeting. They want to increase the awareness of the parents.
The circular also say that schools should motivate the senior students to promote the benefits of cashless transaction in their neighbourhood.
Schools also should organise various seminars, workshop and they also should create awareness on digital transactions and help students and their parents cultivate the habit of making payments digitally/online.
Radhika Rajwade, director of Centre Point School, said, “It’s a fantastic move and we are fully prepared to handle the shift to non-cash mode of payments. While the option to pay through other means has always been available, many parents prefer to deposit fee in cash. In India, cash transaction is a way of life so it will take some time for people to change. Thankfully, with CBSE moving in this direction it will make it easier for us to implement it.”
There is a view behind it that it reduces cash transaction at school. And all CBSE affiliated schools shall collect the money online or through cashless modes.
CBSE move to go cashless after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked his ministers to start the promotion of cashless economy starting with their own staffs followed by their ministries.
So from January 2017 all the students of CBSE schools will pay their fees online or in cashless mode.