1. Centre not to allow cash fees payments in universities, colleges

Centre not to allow cash fees payments in universities, colleges

The government has directed all universities and higher educational institutions to ensure that no fees payments are made by students in cash mode from the upcoming academic session.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 7, 2017 7:45 PM
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The government has directed all universities and higher educational institutions across the country to ensure that no fees payments are made by students in cash mode from the upcoming academic session. The HRD Ministry has asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to issue necessary advisory to all higher educational institutions that all monetary transactions should be done using digital modes of payment. “All receipts and payments related to the functioning of the institutions including student fees, exam fees, vendor payments and salary/wage payments shall be made ‘only’ through online or digital modes,” the directive sent to university heads said. “For all students’ service in the hostels, digital mode should be used for all transactions. All canteens and business establishments on the campus may be encouraged to resort to only digital modes for their receipts and payments using the BHIM app by linking their bank accounts with Aadhaar,” it added. The varsities have been asked to identify all transactions being carried out in cash currently and find ways for replacing them with digital modes. The government has also asked the varsities to appoint a nodal officer for the purpose and send a monthly report to the UGC.

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    Lakshman
    Jun 17, 2017 at 9:15 am
    Dear Sir, I would like to share the horrible experience I encountered in New Horizon college, Kasturi Nagar. The college is not accepting digital payment as mandated by government of India. They insisted cash only payments and are not giving receipts. On asking for receipt, the responsible staff behaved rude. A lady out there (probably prin l) commented, who asked you to come to this college? Is this a responsible reply? Their book of records has to be checked to ensure they are not evading taxes. I checked with a few parents that I know of and no one has received a receipt for fee’s paid. This has been their tradition.I request the IT department to please look into this seriously.
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      Prabhakar
      Jun 8, 2017 at 7:39 pm
      a very good decision awaiting long time, but a complaint Cell is also to be set up, if colleges refuse to accept digital payments.
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        G.Siva Reddy
        Jun 7, 2017 at 9:20 pm
        The private universities and colleges are collecting exorbitant fee by cash and a very small amount by cheque. How this rule will be implemented? The rule can be implemented only when admissions to these ins utions are made by state run universities. Is the government ready to make such a drastic law? Private Medical colleges including PG colleges and certain private universities must be brought under a unified system wherein fee is also collected and list only sent to such colleges.
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          Bhupendra Gandhi
          Jun 7, 2017 at 8:32 pm
          In Western countries like Britain, practically all transactions above $100 are made using mainly credit cards. It provides at least 4 weeks of free credit but most importantly it is a kind of guarantee that if the firm goes bust, we do not lose money. It also protects us from frauds. If a company refuses to accept credit cards and some do, asking us instead to use bank transfers or banker's drafts. In such cases most prudent buyers would refuse and go else where. But that does not mean people do not fall victims of fraud and so often lose a fortune, as on most part, people are trusting, especially OAPs. But most pressing problems are with online fraud, computer hijacking, as so many businesses have telephone call centers in countries like India, Nigeria, South Africa, Philippines etc. I hope India should guard against such frauds from Call Centers based in India.
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