Aadhar Pay service - Govt’s another push to cashless transaction

27 January 2017, 02:36 PM
Aadhar Pay service - Govt’s another push to cashless transaction
Aadhar Pay service - Govt’s another push to cashless transaction

The government will soon roll out Aadhaar Pay service that will enable people to make and receive payments using their Aadhaar number and biometrics.

“We are going to start Aadhaar Pay. With this people will not require carrying their phone for payments. They can visit any merchant, share their Aadhaar number and verify themselves using biometrics to pay and receive money,” Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Friday.

As of now, 14 banks have come on board for Aadhaar Pay and the service will be launched soon, Prasad said told reporters.

“We are in talks with other banks too. The service will be launched very soon,” he informed.

Further, the Minister said, Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), the common platform for making quick payments using the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), has also been integrated with Aadhaar Enabled Payment System on Thursday.

Around 111 crore people in the country have Aadhaar numbers. “There are 49 crore bank accounts linked to Aadhaar. Every month 2 crore accounts are being seeded with Aadhaar,” Prasad said. 

First Published: Friday, January 27, 2017 02:28 PM
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