New Delhi: An updated version of Bharat Interface for Money, or BHIM, an app developed by the government to further its cashless push has been launched by the National Payments Corp. of India (NPCI) on Wednesday.
New security features and payment to Aadhaar number linked with the bank account has been introduced. An option ‘spam report’ has been activated to enable the users to block unwanted payment requests.
Customers can now also transfer money to the Aadhaar number linked with beneficiaries’ bank account by choosing ‘Pay to Aadhaar Number’ option. The latest version 1.2 has been focused on making users avail services more effectively.
As reported by Mint earlier, additional seven Indian languages have been also been integrated with the app. This was a much-awaited feature since the launch of the app last month. The new languages to be integrated with the app are Bengali, Odiya, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu, besides English and Hindi.
“We are pleased to launch the new upgrade for all BHIM users. The new version offers enhanced security features, superior user experience which makes digital transactions much more safe and secure. We believe this will lead to higher acceptance among customers as well as merchants. At NPCI we remain committed to customer centric approach by constantly innovating and improvising our services,” said A. P. Hota, MD & CEO, NPCI in a statement.
This is the second update of the app since its launch on December 30 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote digital transactions using the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), a bank-to-bank fund transfer system backed by internet and smartphones, using phone numbers linked to banks.