Chandigarh Schools to Introduce Digital Mode of Payment.

Chandigarh, 30th November 2016: The Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore presided over a meeting of representatives of all private schools of Chandigarh and discussed at length the viability of introducing digital mode of payments in the City Schools.

Sh. Parimal Rai, Adviser to Administrator, UT made a detailed presentation about various modes of digital/cashless payments available as an alternative to cash payments in the light of current scenario of demonetization i.e plastic money (credit/debit card), e-Wallet, UPI, USSD and Aadhaar enabled payment system. All the private schools were requested to assist Chandigarh Administration in its endeavour for making Chandigarh the first cashless city.

Sh. Ajit Balaji Joshi, Deputy Commissioner Chandigarh presented an insight into the process of training and implementation of the scheme. All the private schools agreed to switch to cashless mode for all types of receipts and payments in near future. Private schools urged that their teachers and few students may be imparted training in this regard so that they could disseminate the message to parents and various other sections of the society.

It was also decided that all the private schools would send names of two teachers and one senior student from their respective schools to District Education Officer and the DEO would submit the consolidate list to the Deputy Commissioner to organize and facilitate training of these master trainers with the help of financial experts from various banks. It was also discussed that a slogan of “Each One Reach Ten” may be adopted as a flagship slogan for this campaign through schools students.

Sh. Sarvjit Singh, Education Secretary and Sh. Rubinderjit Singh Brar, Director School Education, UT Chandigarh was also present in the meeting.