Press Releases

Press Releases 2020

Press release No 217: NPCI Press Release -NPCI gives approval for WhatsApp to 'Go Live' on UPI in a graded manner

Press release No 216: NPCI Press Release - UPI balances consumer experience with growth outlook with a 30% volume cap for Third Party App Providers (TPAPs)

Press release No 215: NPCI launches ‘RuPay Festive Carnival’

Press Release No 214: NPCI launches its subsidiary firm - NIPL

Press release No 213: AP Government in association with NPCI and Canara Bank empower over 15,004 Village Secretariats and Ward Secretariats with UPI

Press release No 212: NETC FASTag crosses 86 million transactions in July 2020

Press release No 211: NPCI launches Omni-channel loyalty platform ‘nth Rewards’

Press Release No 210: NPCI leads the way in Cyber Security Defense & Data Privacy

Press Release No 209: NPCI collaborates with APIX to accelerate FinTech innovation

Press Release No 208: IRCTC SBI RuPay Card Launch

Press Release No 207: SBM Bank collaborates with EnKash and Yap to launch co-branded Business Credit Card on RuPay network for MSMEs and start-ups

Press Release No 206: NPCI introduces UPI AutoPay facility for recurring payment

Press Release No 205: NPCI plans expansion of its 100% contactless and interoperable parking solution with NETC FASTag in metros

Press Release No 204: NPCI to launch Smart Data Center in Hyderabad

Press release No 203: Media Statement from NPCI dated 25th June 2020

Press release No 202: No data breach of BHIM app: Report

Press Release No 201: Media statement regarding BHIM App dated 1st June 2020

Press Release No 200: NPCI launches Personal AI (PAI) virtual assistant to create consumer awareness

Press release No 199: NPCI to launch Smart Data Centre in Chennai

Press release No 198: NPCI urges India to use digital payments to reduce social contact and contain Covid-19 outbreak

Press release No: 197: UPI Chalega- A UPI awareness campaign presented by NPCI in association with the payment ecosystem players

Press Releases 2019

Press release No: 196: NPCI announces NETC FASTag recharge option through BHIM UPI

Press release No: 195: UPI crosses 1 BN transactions in October 2019

Press release No: 194: NETC FASTag crosses 31 million transactions in October 2019

Press release No.193: ‘UAE a strategic growth market,’ says National Payments Corporation of India

Press release No. 192: India Post Payments Bank Announces Rollout of Aadhaar Enabled Payment Services at the First Anniversary of its Business Operations

Press release No. 191: NPCI presents ‘The FinTech Yatra 2019’ - a quest for the next big FinTech idea

Press release No.190: Big push to Digital Payments through Debit Card- Rationalization of MDR for Rupay Debit Card

Press release No. 189: Rationalisation of BHIM UPI MDR

Press release No: 188: First IPO issue with mandatory UPI based ASBA option on Monday, 29th July, 2019

Press Release No. 187: NPCI launches RuPay JCB Global cards

Press release No. 186: NPCI ties up with Telangana government’s official services portal MeeSeva

Press release No.185: Extending FASTag program across State and City toll plazas leading to commuters convenience

Press Release No. 184: RuPay global cards crosses 64 million issuances

Press Release No: 183 21.02.2019 NPCI strengthens its leadership ranks; Appoints Ms. Praveena Rai as COO and Mr. Arif Khan as CDO

Press release no:182 18.02.2019 Digital payment safety initiative by NPCI

Press Release No: 181: 22.01.2019: RuPay associated with Pro Volleyball League as a Title sponsor: RuPay Pro Volleyball League

Press Releases 2018

Press Release No: 180: 02.11.2018: Avail attractive deals, discounts and cashback offers this Diwali with NPCI’s flagship products RuPay and UPI.

Press release No. 179. 30.10.2018: Bharat BillPay empowers over 1 crore consumers of Bengaluru for easy bill payment

Press Release No 178. 24.10.208: UPI users and RuPay card holders to get additional discounts on GrabOn

Press Release No 177: 05.09.2018: NPCI organises digital training workshops at 50 plus educational institutes on teacher's day

Press Release No 176: 23.08.2018: Bharat BillPay empowers consumers of Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd. for easy bill payment

Press Release No 175: 16.08.18: RBI Governor Dr. Urjit R. Patel launches NPCI’s UPI 2.0

Press Release No 174: 16.08.18: NPCI launches Unified Payments Interface 2.0

Press Release No 173: 10.03.2018 NPCI partners with Payso to create digital payments awareness

No 172: 30.04.2018: Bharat BillPay empowers over 2.79 Cr consumers of Tamil Nadu for easy bill payment.

Press Release No 171: 25.04.2018: NPCI wins Golden Peacock Award for BHIM UPI

Press Release No 170: 13.04.2018: Bharat BillPay records transaction growth of 75% in March 2018 compared with March 2017

Press Release No 169: 22.03.2018: RuPay card offers attractive discounts at Big Bazaar Stores

Press Release No 168: 16.02.2018: NPCI statement pertaining to WhatsApp BHIM UPI beta launch

Press Release No 167: 08.02.2018: Shri Biswamohan Mahapatra appointed as Chairman, NPCI

Press Release No 166: 08.01.2018: NPCI appoints Mr. Dilip Asbe as MD & CEO

Press Releases 2017

Press Release_RuPay Discover Global Cards touch 25 million issuances

Press Release No 164: 21.09.17: Shri B. Sambamurthy appointed as interim Chairman

Press Release No 163: 09.09.17: NPCI hosts financial literacy through ‘Campus Connect’ for students

Press Release No 162: 14.08.17: Mr. A. P. Hota retires from MD & CEO position at NPCI

Press Release No 161: 04.0817: NPCI records landmark volume of 1 billion transactions in July 2017

Press Release No 160: 02.08.17: UPI transactions rose over 10 per cent in July to 11.63 million

Press Release No 159: 28.07.17: NPCI receives final authorisation from RBI to function as Bharat Bill Payment Central Unit (BBPCU)

Press Release No 158: 24.07.17: NPCI’s BHIM App crosses 16 million downloads mark

Press Release No 157: 13.07.17: NPCI’s BHIM App launches educational videos for new customers

Press Release No 156: 10.07.17: NPCI’s RuPay, UPI and AePS gain momentum in Q1 of FY 18

Press Release No 155: 04.07.17: Karbonn brings India’s first smartphone ‘K9 Kavach 4G’ integrated with BHIM

Press Release No 154: 04.07.17: BHIM transactions gaining pace with each passing month

Press Release No 153: 03.07.17: NPCI’s UPI crosses 10 million transactions mark in June

Press Release No 152: 24.06.17: RuPay embarks on Contactless cards segment in Ahmedabad

Press Release No 151: 21.06.17: RuPay embarks on contactless cards segment

Press Release No 150: 07.06.2017: NPCI launches a dedicated website for BHIM

Press Release No 149: 25.05.2017: NPCI’s Unified Payments Interface live on more than 50 banks

Press Release No 148: 16.05.17 : BHIM consumer referral scheme gains momentum

Press Release No 147: 04.05.17: NPCI enables acceptance of JCB cards across ATMs & POS terminals in India

Press Release No 146: UPI goes live on Samsung Pay in collaboration with Axis Bank

Press Release No 145 : NPCI enables Aadhaar based payments through BHIM App

Press Release No 144 : NPCI’s BHIM App hits Google PlayStore and iOS with updated version

Press Release No 143: 07.04.17: NPCI disburses Rs. 245 crore worth prize money for NITI Aayog’s Lucky Draw Schemes

Press Release No 141: 20.03.17: NPCI’s statement regarding UPI / BHIM

Press Release No 140: 08.03.17: NPCI recognises exceptional performance in National Payments Excellence Awards

Press Release No 139: 04.03.17:NPCI transforms villages into cash-lite villages

Press Release No 138: 03.03.17: NPCI gets re-certified for three ISO standards

Press Release No 137: 22.02.17: NPCI pilots APBS and UPI tools to digitize the Microfinance Industry

Press Release No 136: 20.02.17: NPCI, MasterCard, Visa develop BharatQR

Press Release No 135: 11.02.17: NPCI launches BHIM App on iOS platform

Press Release No 134: 07.02.17: All Public Sector Banks to join BHIM by end of this month

Press Release No 133: 25.01.17: NPCI’s BHIM App hits Google Play Store with updated version.

Press Release No 132: 20.01.2017 : NPCI’s 2nd statement pertaining to ICICI Bank blocking PhonePe’s UPI transactions.

Press Release No 131: 19.01.2017 : NPCI’s statement pertaining to ICICI Bank blocking PhonePe’s UPI transactions.

Press Release No 130: 14-01-17: NPCI declares Rs 54.90 crore worth of prize money to over 3.42 lakh winners for NITI Aayog’s Lucky Draw Schemes

Press Releases 2016

Press Release No 129: 07-12-16: NPCI’s National Financial Switch achieves milestone with 100 direct member banks

Press Release No 128: 14-11-2016: NPCI waives switching fee for RuPay PoS and e-commerce transactions

Press Release No 127: 11-11-16: RuPay records 100 per cent jump in usage at PoS

Press Release No 126: 22-10-16: NPCI reiterates that only 641 bank customers complained about fraudulent activity to banks

Press Release No 125: 20-10-16: Statement pertaining to press reports on debit card compromise

Press Release No 124: 12-09-16: NPCI’s shareholding gets broad-based

Press Release No 123: 08-09-16: NPCI Clarification: 08-09-16: Clarification on news reports pertaining to data compromise

Press Release No 122: 31-08-16: NPCI initiates pilot project for Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS)

Press Release No 121: 25-08-16: NPCI's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) set to go live

Press Release No 120: 12-08-16: NPCI introduces USSD based *99# mobile app for customers

Press Release No 119: 19-07-16: NPCI enables over 200 District Central Co-operative Banks with RuPay

Press Release No 118/ 19-04-2016: NPCI extends insurance benefit to all RuPay cardholders

Press Release No 117/ 11-04-2016: NPCI presents Unified Payments Interface (UPI) system

Press Release No 116/ 21-03-2016: 1000 plus banks under NPCI network

Press Release No 115/11-03-2016: NPCI awarded card protection certificate

Press Release No 114/13-02-2016: NPCI organises Unified Payments Interface (UPI) Hackathon

Press Release No 113/25-01-16: RuPay empowers Co-operative Bank customers in Odisha

Press Release No 112/ 21-01-2016: RuPay empowers Co-operative Bank customers in Punjab

Press Release No 111/ 09-1=01-2016: NPCI collaborates with CSC eGov to launch Aadhaar Enabled Payment System

NPCI Clarification: 22-11-2016: NPCI clarifies that RuPay cards can be used for shopping as well