January 17, 2022


India witnessed 53 percent rise in payments volume in the past 12 months

In spite of pandemic related mishaps in the course of recent years, India saw a huge ascent in volume and worth of installments exchanges, including that of Real Time Gross Settlements (RTGS) and computerized installments, over the most recent a year, handling essentially 21.79 crore exchanges consistently.

As per P Vasudevan, Chief General Manager, Payment and Settlement Systems, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the pace of development of installments exchanges has seen a 53 percent expansion in volume terms and 28 percent ascend in esteem terms in the course of recent months.

Vasudevan was talking during his valedictory meeting at the Digital Money Conference, coordinated by the Payments Council of India.The accumulated yearly development rate (CAGR) throughout the previous five years is 42% in volume terms, so the most recent a year have considered significantly more development to be contrasted with the most recent five years. “Today, we process 21.79 crore installments exchanges consistently. It is delighting to recall that in December last year the RTGS was made functional 24x7x365. Till date, numerous drives have been attempted to gain by this,” he said.

The installment frameworks like NACH, Bharat Bill Payment were empowered to choose ends of the week. “The quantity of settlements in seven days has expanded by 200, in this manner cutting down the credit and settlement chances in the environment,” he added.

In the interim, UPI timed over 3.65 billion exchanges in volume, accomplishing record-breaking high exchanges of Rs 4 billion. From Q3 (July to September) 2021, UPI recorded a 103 percent expansion in volume and near 100% increment in esteem as contrasted and Q3 2020.At least 54% of the UPI exchanges were P2P (individual to individual) while 46% were P2M (individual to trader). It ought to be noticed that 30 banks have joined the UPI environment in Q3 2021, bringing the complete number of banks giving UPI administrations to 259 as of September 2021, said a report by Worldline India named ‘India Digital Payments Report Q3 2021’.

Prior, last week, Minister of State (MoS) for Electronics and Information Technology (IT), Rajeev Chandrashekhar, let the Parliament know that advanced installments had developed from 3134 crore in FY2019 to 4683 crore till mid-November 2021.

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