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PM Modi To launch e-RUPI, A cashless and contact less digital payments medium.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch e-RUPI, a person and purpose-specific digital payment solution on 2nd August 2021 at 4:30 pm via video conferencing. As stated in a press release.

e-RUPI is a cashless and contactless digital payments medium, which will be delivered to mobile phones of beneficiaries, It acts as an e-voucher based on a QR code or SMS string.

PM has stated in his tweets about e-RUPI in this way.

Some of the benefits of e-RUPI are:
Cashless and contactless digital payment.
Connects service sponsors and beneficiaries digitally.
Ensures leak-proof delivery of various welfare services.

And another tweet that was posted yesterday.

Digital technology is transforming lives in a major way and is furthering ‘Ease of Living.’ At 4:30 PM tomorrow, 2nd August, will launch e-RUPI, a futuristic digital payment solution that offers several benefits for its users. https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1741110

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) in association with the Department of Financial Services (DFS), National Health Authority (NHA), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), and partner banks, has launched an innovative digital solution – ‘e-RUPI’.

e-RUPI is a cashless and contactless instrument for digital payment. It is a QR code or SMS string-based e-Voucher, which is delivered to the mobile of the beneficiaries. The users of this seamless one-time payment mechanism will be able to redeem the voucher without a card, digital payments app, or internet banking access, at the service provider. It has been developed by the National Payments Corporation of India on its UPI platform, in collaboration with the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, and National Health Authority.

e-RUPI connects the sponsors of the services with the beneficiaries and service providers in a digital manner without any physical interface. It also ensures that the payment to the service provider is made only after the transaction is completed. Being pre-paid in nature assures timely payment to the service provider without the involvement of any intermediary.

It is expected to be a revolutionary initiative to ensure a leak-proof delivery of welfare services. It can also be used for delivering services under schemes meant for providing drugs and nutritional support under Mother and Child welfare schemes, TB eradication programmers, drugs & diagnostics under schemes like Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, fertilizer subsidies, etc. Even the private sector can leverage these digital vouchers as part of their employee welfare and corporate social responsibility programs.

Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1741110

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Ravi Tilekar

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