Bhubaneswar: The State Government has asked the Higher Education Director to ensure that payments of fees are through cashless transactions in colleges.
In a letter to Higher Education Director Dr Nihar Ranjan Patnaik, Joint Secretary to Government Akshay Kumar Mohanty has asked him to facilitate setting-up of infrastructure for facilitating cashless transaction in aided colleges.
“I request you to impress upon all the aided colleges across the State to set-up required infrastructure in order to facilitate payment of any kind of fees or any service being provided to the students through any of the digital mode i.e. Internet Banking/Credit/ Debit Cards/Aadhar based POS or UPI system at no extra cost to students,” the letter stated.
“Besides, it is requested to set up the required infrastructure in your own office to facilitate payment of any kind of fees / services provided to the clients / General Public through digital mode as indicated above at no extra cost,” it added.
The direction of the Government came after the Ministry of Human Resources Development asked the State Government to adopt cashless facility in colleges.