From our Correspondent
Bongaigaon, Jan 5: While Prime Minister rendra Modi is pushing for a cashless economy in the country, the opposite picture was seen on Thursday in Bongaigaon.
St Albert English Medium School in Bongaigaon had a notice hung outside the school which said, ‘Only cash will be accepted’ during the admission procedure for the new session. Talking to media persons in this regard, Father Nitin Marak, Principal of the School, said that this decision had been taken by the school according to its own rule. “But we have not received any complaints from the guardians as yet in this regard. So, we think all are happy and satisfied with our decision,” he said.
Few guardians said that they were not satisfied with such kind of a decision of the school. “But we fear to oppose it because this may affect my child in the future,” said a guardian.
Biswajit Pegu, Bongaigaon Deputy Commissioner, reacted on the matter and said that he would immediately look into the issue. “We are promoting and inspiring everyone for cashless transaction as far as possible. No doubt cashless transaction is not mandatory yet, but forcing people for cash transaction cannot be supported. I will talk to the school authority and will try to find out a solution soon,” he said.