Prime Minister Narendra
Modi today launched BHIM-Aadhaar Pay app, a biometric-based payment
system that will make paying with the help of thumb impression a
reality, in Nagpur today.
BHIM-Aadhaar, the merchant interface of the BHIM App paves the way for
making digital payments by using the Aadhaar platform. This will enable
every Indian citizen to pay digitally using his/her biometric data like
thumb imprint on a merchants’ biometric enabled device which could be a
smartphone having a biometric reader.
Any citizen without access to smartphones, internet, debit or credit
cards will be able to transact digitally through the BHIM Aadhaar
platform. It will make digital payments easy even for people who cannot
read or write, thus realizing Dr. Ambedkar’s vision of social and
financial empowerment for all.
Already, 27 major banks are now on board with 3 lakh merchants so that
they can start accepting payments using BHIM Aadhaar.
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