Giving a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘digital India’ dream, CBSE-affiliated schools across will stop accepting fees in cash from January 2017.
According to Financial Express report, the schools will only accept e-payments. Also, the schools will pay salary to their staff through e-payment gateways.
Earlier, PM Modi had asked his ministers to start using e-wallets and other digital payment methods and further, promote cashless economy.
The Prime Minister directed his staff to enlighten the people about digital payment. In his radio programme Mann Ki Baat programme, Modi had said, “I know cashless economy is different. Why not move towards a cashless society? Need your physical support in this. I took this decision for the country’s poor, farmer, labour, deprived and for those who are suffering. I reiterate that I need your support; I am positive that you will help me in this; take a pledge that you will be a part of this cashless economy.”
In lieu with same, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar amongst others to form a sub-committee to give impetus to a cashless economy.