AU plans to go cashless, GITAM allows Paytm

e-PoS terminals at hostels, DD Cell, library and Yoga Village soon

Published: 16th January 2017 03:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th January 2017 04:05 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VISAKHAPATNAM: In sync with the government’s resolve of making the State a cashless economy, the universities in the Visakhapatnam have decided to go the digital way for all the payments done on their  
respective campuses.

There is no more a need for the college-goers to worry about cash for payment of fee or other money transactions on the campus as the universities and some colleges in the city are all set to introduce e-PoS machines. Canteens will too welcome students with Paytm facility.

Andhra University departments will be using e-PoS machines for fees collection and other cash transactions. “We have discussed with banks to procure e-PoS machines. Initially, we will have one e-PoS machine for the Platinum Jubilee Guest House, where we receive tourists on a regular basis and which is let out for events,” said AU registrar V Uma Maheswara Rao.

Once it works well, the authorities will be introducing e-PoS machines at hostels, DD Cell, library and Yoga Village so that students can pay their fee and other bills easily. Also with most of the students using e-wallet facility, especially for booking movie tickets, cabs and mobile recharge, the AU, is also planning to launch Paytm facility in its three canteens on the campus.

“Many students and staff are now asking us for Paytm facility. We held discussion with the Paytm representatives to get the facility in the next few days,” said a tea vendor at the one of the canteens.


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