President concludes lucky draw scheme with 100th Mega Draw
Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee picked up the lucky winners from the 100th mega draw for Lucky Grahak Yojana and Lucky Vyapaar Yojana at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on April 9, 2017. He congratulated those who are contributing towards achieving the mission of making India a less-cash society. He articulated that the launch of Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) has demystified the digital payments and brought it within the grasp of every citizen. President urged all citizens to extend their unstinted support to the mission of a less-cash India.
PM Modi launches AePS enabled BHIM App
Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched an Aadhaar enabled BHIM App for merchants in Nagpur on April 14, 2017. At the launch ceremony, PM Modi articulated that BHIM App’s success will be a global case study in the future. Customers will be able to transact digitally by simply using their fingerprint for authentication through BHIM Aadhaar platform. One does not require a smartphone, internet or cards to make seamless digital transactions through BHIM Aadhaar. In his speech, PM Modi mentioned that the time is not far when premise-less and paperless banking will become a part of people’s lives.
BHIM Aadhaar works on NPCI’s existing product - Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS). It allows the customer to make purchases using their Aadhaar number linked with their bank account. BHIM Aadhaar would be applicable for retail merchants (individuals and sole proprietors) only and not for corporate merchants.
NPCI has extended support to the banks mentioned below for BHIM Aadhaar on-boarding as on April 14:
- Public Sector Banks and Private Banks
Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, City Union Bank (Issuer), Corporation Bank, Dena Bank, Federal Bank (ONUS), HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IDFC Bank, Indian Bank, IndusInd Bank (Acquirer), Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, State Bank of India, South Indian Bank (Issuer), Syndicate Bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India and Vijaya Bank.
- Regional Rural Banks (all are issuers)
Kerala Gramin Bank and Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank sponsored by Canara Bank, Chaitanya Godavari Gramin Bank sponsored by Andhra Bank, Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank sponsored by Bank of Baroda, Andhra Pradesh Gramin Vikas Bank sponsored by State Bank of India.
NPCI’s BHIM App hits Google PlayStore and iOS with updated version
Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), the common platform across the nation for making simple, easy and quick payment transactions using Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is now available on Google Play Store and iOS with an updated version
1.3. Key features of the latest version (BHIM 1.3) are:
Three new languages: Marathi, Punjabi and Assamese have been added to BHIM application. Total number of languages in BHIM app now stands at 12.
Use phone contacts to send money: Customers can now browse the contact list of their phones to select beneficiaries for sending money. This is applicable to mobile numbers of users who are already registered with BHIM / *99#.
Enhanced QR feature: With the new version, users can browse QR code which is saved in their mobile phones to Scan and Pay. Apart from these key updates, upgraded BHIM app has made possible blocking / un-blocking to prevent unknown collect requests.
NPCI launches dedicated website for BHIM
NPCI has launched a dedicated website for Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) www.bhimupi.org.in to facilitate customers with information about BHIM app. Considering that certain queries from customers are generic in nature with regards to BHIM, NPCI has developed a common website for dissemination of information through videos and infographics. Customers can be benefited by knowing how to transact online using BHIM App through their mobile phones along with information pertaining to the number of banks and merchants live on BHIM.
NPCI launches dedicated website for RuPay
NPCI has launched a dedicated website for RuPaywww.rupay.co.in to facilitate customers with information about RuPay cards. The website shares information on several merchant offers live on the platform along with details on card variants.
NPCI facilitates GRT Jewelers
Mr. G. R. Radhakrishnan won Rs. 50 lakh prize money under Digi-धनVyaparYojana by accepting digital transaction from a customer. Mr. Radhakrishnan is the Managing Director of GRT Jewellers. He donated the entire prize money to the noble cause of ‘Swach Ganga Nidhi’ project. His banker was ICICI Bank who also donated an equal amount of prize money to the noble cause. Our Chairman, MD & CEO facilitated Mr. Radhakrishnan on June 15 in Chennai at a leadership conclave organised by NPCI. Lucky GrahakYojana&Digi-धनVyaparYojana were the initiatives to enable consumers and merchants to undertake real time digital transactions.
Agent Institution Conclave of BBPS
About 211 banks and 25 Prepaid Payment Instruments are part of Immediate Payment Service ecosystem. The service is being offered by 27 public, 20 private and six foreign banks. There are about 30 Regional Rural Banks and 6 Co-operative banks live on the platform. In addition to that IMPS caters to the customers of one Payments Bank and four Small Finance Banks
GP Parsik Bank goes live on NPCI’s several digital platforms
GP Parsik Bank celebrated the launch of NPCI’s flagship products like RuPay Platinum Debit Card, RuPay International Debit card, e-KYC service and Bharat Bill Payment System by conducting a ceremony on June 6 at their head office in Mumbai. NPCI’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Rajendran and Mr. AnupNayar, VP - Business Development launched the services along with Mr.RanjitPatil, Chairman and Mr. S.K.Nayak, CEO of GP Parsik Bank.