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Pilot project for online Green Book contributions launched in North America

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A monk holding his Green Book in Dharamshala (AP)

By Choekyi Lhamo

DHARAMSHALA, Mar. 3: The Finance wing of the Central Tibetan Administration known also as the Tibetan government-in-exile, launched a pilot project for Tibetans in North America to enable Green Book contributions online. The process includes filling up a Google form to ensure a mapping between your email ID, birth date and GB number.

The pilot project has been launched in North America as of now, and will gradually expand to other regions if it proves successful.

An active Gmail address of the user is a must for the Chatrel Online registration through Mobile Apps or websites. The project hopes for a smooth authentication process by ensuring secured online payment services. The Department of Finance in coordination with the Office of Tibet in North America has reached out to Tibetans virtually on Jan. 24 to discuss the project’s criteria.

The Head of the Tibetan Computer Resource Centre and GB volunteers from 32 Tibetan associations attended the virtual meeting. The Department has received around 400 Gmail registrations from Tibetans residing in North America so far, and through an announcement online, urged more Tibetans to participate and submit their Gmail addresses to ensure efficient online contribution.

2 Responses

  1. A way to contribute to Green Book via online system would be very helpful for those of us who don’t live near a Tibetan Association to pay in person. It’s 2021 and it’s long past due we juseoin 21st technology.

  2. This is a great initiative. It is time the online payment method is made available to all the Tibetans. This will make the process seamless and cost effective. In recent times we have sees exiled Tibetans have been fast moving across every corner of the world. There are many who simply do not have the local groups to make their payment. In my case there is a local community but it won’t accept the payment unless I pay the annual membership. I have addressed the matter to the local Tibet office and to the CTA Dharamsala but nobody seem to care to resolve it, while the resolution is as simple as sending an official memo to all the organisations and their members that the annual membership payment to the local organisation is not mandatory to make the voluntary contribution through any local Tibetan Community organisation affiliated with the CTA.

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