Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devrat who is also chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University today urged all the State and private universities to make the cashless transaction in their day to day business and also asked the students and its affiliated colleges about digital payment. Governor Devvrat today convened the meeting of all bank mangers and universities vice chancellors at Rajbhavan to take the stock of situation to implement cashless transaction. The Governor had declared to make Rajbhavan cashless and had also announced to use same transaction in all universities.
A press released after the meeting quoted Acharya Devvrat saying that he urged all the banks and universities declaring that the State was preparing a plan to encourage students, employees and colleges to go for cashless transactions and also to create awareness among the people regarding digital ways to make payments. He asked them to ensure cashless transaction through debit or credit cards, online transfers, RTGS, cheques etc.
Teaching faculties, staff and students should know how to use mobile technology to carry out digital transactions which was safe and secure, he added. He also stressed upon the training, workshops and seminars on the subject so that it could be the part of daily use. He said that such drives should also be carried out in colleges in the state. “Future generations will openly accept digital payment methods and lead a revolution to cashless economy. Mobile banking and digital methods of payment would bring transparency”, the Governor said.
He added that mobile banking and e- wallet when adopted would benefit individuals as they would not need to carry cash. He said that there were many ways of serving the nation and adopting cashless system was also service to the nation. Acharya Devvrat said that the Prime Minister had taken a bold and historic step of demonetization of 1000 and 500 currency notes and now people should cooperate him in this mission and in this way we would help the country in economic reforms.
He urged the universities to cooperate in this mission. He told that Himachal Pradesh Raj bhawan had already adopted total cashless transaction. He said that on 17 December a training workshop of the toppers of HP University, Shimla would be organized at Rajbhawan with the help of bankers where technical experts would provide knowledge of cashless technique.
Similar workshops would also be organized in the universities and after that awareness programme adopted in colleges so that the State could emerge first in the country for adopting complete cashless transactions in educational institutions. This target could be achieved with active involvement of students and youth. Vice Chancellors gave their valuable suggestions in the meeting and assured the Governor in achieving the target of complete cashless transactions in their respective universities.