SRIKAKULAM: Srikakulam district educational authorities has entrusted the science teachers at mandal level to create awareness among people on cashless transactions.
The science teachers based in the mandal head quarters to play a major role as mandal level conveners who will oversee the works of village level coordinators in creating awareness, said DEO Devananda Reddy.
“Most of the rural population are yet to get used to swiping cards and other digital methods of payment. Our department has a vast manpower and we are ready to utilise it for the cause,” he said, ,adding that of the 24,000 government staff in the district, 12,000 work with education department.
The authorities have conducted training sessions for the science teachers in select 38 mandal in the district.
A district coordinator has been appointed to monitor the activities being carried out at the field level. In the next phase, the department will also conduct awareness sessions for students on digital way of payments, said district coordinator N Kumar Swamy.