UPI Should Become a Means of Financial Inclusion and Empowerment for Whole World : Prime Minister
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said RuPay and UPI technologies are India’s identity in the world. PM Modi said while addressing a post-Budget webinar on the subject of ‘Enhancing Efficiency of the Financial Services for Creating Growth Opportunities’.
Prime Minister Said :
This was the tenth of the series of 12 webinars being organise by the government.
The objective behind hosting the webinars is to seek ideas and suggestions for the effective implementation of the initiatives announced in the Union Budget 2023.
Narendra Modi said :
India has emerge as one of the fastest-growing ecosystems for fintech innovation and the PM Modi-led government has instrumental in driving the globalisation of India’s digital payment infrastructure.
A key emphasis of PM Narendra Modi has on ensuring that the benefits of UPI are not limit to India only, but other countries, too, benefit from it.
In what is a first of its kind collaboration with another country, India and Singapore last month link their respective online payments systems, Unified Payments Interface (UPI) of India and PayNow of Singapore for seamless cross-border transactions between the two countries.
The virtual launch function was attend by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong.
The linkage of these two payment systems of both countries would enable residents of both countries to the faster and more cost-efficient transfer of cross-border remittances.
People in both countries will be able to send money in real-time via QR-code based or simply by entering mobile numbers linked to the bank account.
Taking into account the popularity of the UPI payment system, the Reserve Bank of India propose to permit all inbound travellers to India to use UPI for their merchant payments while they are in the country.
UPI payments system has become hugely popular for retail digital payments in India, and its adoption is increasing at a rapid pace.
To begin with, the facility will be extend to travellers from G-20 countries.