According to the circular, schools have to make all payments online. This includes wages to contractual workers, procurement of goods and services.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) sent a letter to all its affiliated schools on Saturday asking them to make all payments to its employees using digital means from January 2017.
The board also directed the schools to collect students’ fees through direct bank transfers or cheques, instead of cash.
CBSE public relations officer Rama Sharma said: “To reduce cash transactions, and help parents after demonetisation, all CBSE-affiliated schools have been asked to introduce digital mode of payment.”
“Schools should also use digital services for board affiliation payments, wages for invigilators, and registration fees for board examinations. Schools may even organise parent-teachers meetings to spread awareness about the benefits of non-cash transactions, and how they can pay their wards’ school fees,”