OnFees, the online digital fees payment portal designed to make the payment and collection off fees easy and seamless for both educational institutions and students, has teamed up with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), to create awareness among young minds about the need and importance of digital payments and cashless systems. The awareness creation drive is being organised through a series of seminars at select education institutions, including both universities and colleges across the country.
The OnFees and NPCI seminars are designed to train the students, teaching and non-teaching staff about how digital financial transactions, and platforms for online payments, work besides showcasing the benefits of cashless transactions. They aim to encourage increasing levels of digital transactions amongst the students who in turn can educate the other age groups. The awareness creation drive is in keeping with the Indian government’s objective of a Cashless India. The drive was very timely given that the Usage of BHIM UPI and Rupay Cards is increasing and more and more people are now using these cashless payment tools.
So far, the seminars have already been at 50 education institutes across the states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, with over 10000+ students and college staff participating. These included institutions in metros like Mumbai and Pune, including many well-known colleges like Ramnarain Ruia College, R.A. Podar College, DY Patil group of Institutes, Vidyalankar Group of Institutes, Guru Nanak Khalsa College, SIES College, GNIMS, Bhavans College, HR College, Sathaye College etc.
A further round of seminars at colleges across the two states is being targeted over the coming months. Speaking about the success of the seminar, NPCI’s Senior Vice President – Marketing & Branding, Mr. Kunal Kalawatia said: “In our journey towards making India a less-cash economy, this is yet another successful initiative to digitise cash usage by targeting youth through the educational institutes. We partner with players in the ecosystem to bring about the change and OnFees was the ideal partner for us for this initiative. Together we have demonstrated how efficiently cashless education in India can work.”
The education institutions were highly appreciative of the effort, pointing out that the awareness creation campaign conducted by OnFees and NPCI was critical in digitising India. Ms. Dipika Bhatia, Vice Principal of HR College, a leading institution under the Mumbai University, said: “The session conducted by NPCI and OnFees for our students and staff was wonderful. Our students will benefit greatly from the insight they got into digital payments, a step forward towards making India cashless”.
The seminar effort came out of an EasyTech Innovations Pvt Ltd (the parent company of Onfees) research which indicated that the educational sector was insufficiently focussed on technology and lacked the digital platforms necessary to drive cashless payments and consequent transparency. The lack of appropriate levels of technology usage in the education sector also created inefficiencies in managing institutional costs. The process of managing fees through cheques and Demand Drafts, currently followed by educational institutions across India, also led to time-consuming processes for students and parents, which caused further inefficiencies in the system.
Dr Shobhana Vasudevan, Principal R.A. Podar College complimented OnFees’ efforts and said: It’s a much needed initiative amongst the youngsters. Now that we are going for digital banking and demonetisation exercises etc, the young people need to be targeted, its easy for them to learn and they are the one’s who have to sustain the initiative of the govt towards the digital related activities. Podar college is happy to be associated with Onfees for such an initiative”.
Onfees, a product designed by EasyTech Innovations Pvt Ltd a company that has been a pioneer in innovating software for the education sector. OnFees is designed to precisely target and help educational institutes across India, rid themselves of these systemic inefficiencies and provide safe and easy to use interfaces that rid the system of these problems. EasyTech’sOnfees and other online solutions like an online admissions portal have already been successfully implemented across over 100 institutions across India, with over 2 lakh students digitally enabled. OnFees has attracted a clientele that includes some of the most prestigious names in education like RamnarainRuia College, St. Andrews College, D. Y. Patil College, R. A. Podar College and Siddharth College. OnFees has had over Rs. 50 Crores of transactions on its systems by the students for paying admission and academic fees. A biometric attendance solution, OnAttend, is also ready for deployment across select colleges in Mumbai and Pune. The company also provides a 24X7 call centre facility when necessary, besides stationing key personnel at its client institutions to ease implementation and usage pains across the institutional staff.
Speaking about the OnFees and NPCI initiative, EasyTech Innovations’ CEO, Mayur Jain, said: “It is indeed heartening to see how keen students are on digital technologies and cashless transactions. Principals and staff have also whole-heartedly supported and commended our initiative and have expressed strong interest in onboarding with us to drive efficiency and transparency through technology.”
Speaking about EasyTech Innovations’ proven technologies, Mr. Jain said the company has verified ability to understand the comprehensive needs of any educational organization and provide a seamless technology-driven solution to build efficiency and reduce cost. “Our solutions are scalable both horizontally and vertically and can be custom-tailored designed to satisfy the needs of educational institutions of all sizes, with mechanisms designed to ensure compliance with not just the needs of today but also those arising in the coming years,” he said.
Co-Founders: Ms. Manisha Thakur, Mr. Mayur Jain, Mr. Viral Dedhiya
Address: 138/139 , Hindustan Kohinoor Complex,
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