To promote the Centre’s digital transaction initiative with an aim to create a cashless economy, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is set to hold workshops for students, faculty and staff in the coming week to make “all transactions” in the campus digital.
“As part of a significant initiative by the government, for ushering in Digital India… and the MHRD’s initiative for promoting an awareness programme across universities and colleges in the country, the JNU community is requested to peruse contents/ presentation about the digital payment initiative on the MHRD website,” Rector Chintamani Mahapatra said in a note.
He added, “The process requires your active participation so that all levels of transactions (receipts and payments) in the campus become digital. The role of the students and their active participation is critical to spread awareness among people within the JNU campus as well as nearby areas/villages/shops and market places etc., including select households and family members.”
Mahapatra said there will be “workshops and training programmes for student volunteers, staff and faculty in the campus during the coming week”.
Talking about the initiative, he said, “The Centre for Information & Services has been made in-charge of the process. They will call in experts from the banking sector, and others who know about the topic, to hold workshops. Student volunteers will then make other people, including karamcharis, aware about how to use e-wallets or cards, conduct online transactions using internet banking – basically all digital modes of payment.”
He added, “Eventually, every hostel will have card swiping machines, so that students can pay their fees digitally. Even during the admission procedure, the application fee can be paid online.”