PM Modi admires record 6 billion UPI Transactions in India in July 2022

New Delhi [India]-  PM Narendra Modi has admired the outstanding accomplishment of 6 billion UPI purchases in July, the highest since 2016.

In a reaction to a tweet by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday, the Prime Minister claimed, “This is an outstanding accomplishment. It shows the cumulative resolve of individuals of India to welcome new innovations and make the economic climate cleaner. Digital settlements were specifically valuable throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Unified Settlements Interface (UPI) clocked over 6 billion deals in July: the highest ever by India’s flagship digital payments system considering that its inception in 2016.

UPI reported 6.28 billion deals amounting to Rs 10.62 trillion, according to information released by the National Settlements Firm of India (NPCI), which runs the system. Month-on-month, the volume of deals was up 7.16 percent and worth enhanced 4.76 percent. Year-on-year (YoY), the quantity of purchases nearly doubled while worth of transactions was up 75 per cent.

In March 2022, the Ministry of Electronics and also IT educated that Digital Settlements transactions have actually been continuously increasing over the last few years, as a part of the Federal government of India’s approach to digitise the financial market and also economic situation.

Over the past 4 years, digital repayment purchases have expanded from Rs 3,134 crore in FY 2018-19 to Rs 5,554 crore in FY 2020-21. During the fiscal year 2021-22, a total of 7422 crore electronic purchases were reported till February 28, 2022.

Bharat User Interface for Money-Unified Payments User Interface (BHIM-UPI) has actually emerged as the favored repayment setting of the residents and also has achieved a document of 452.75 crore digital settlement transactions with the worth of Rs 8.27 lakh crore till February 28, 2022. COVID-19 pandemic has actually established that digital settlements enable access to medical care also through contactless settlement modes like BHIM-UPI QR code in consonance with the “new typical” of social distancing.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in workout of the powers conferred by the Banking Policy Act, 1949, the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 and Settlement as well as Settlement Systems Act, 2007, has actually provided the Master instructions, specifically, Reserve Bank of India (Digital Repayment Safety and security Controls) directions, 2021 to the Managed entities (REs) including Set up Commercial Banks, Small Financing Banks, Payment Banks as well as Bank card releasing NBFCs (Non Financial Firms).

Better, electronic repayments are enabled via multi-factor authentication. The key goals of multi-factor verification are to safeguard the confidentiality of payment data as well as enhance confidence in digital repayment by combating various cyber-attack devices, like, phishing, keylogging, spyware/ malware and also various other internet-based fraudulences targeted at REs and also their customers. A solid grievance redressal system has actually been set up by the Government as well as RBI to address the grievances related to cyber financial frauds of the individuals, in a time bound fashion.

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