New Delhi, 2/8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched digital payment solution e-Rupi (e-RUPI). Prime Minister Modi launched it through video conferencing at 4.30 pm on 2 August 2021. E-Rupee is a prepaid e-voucher developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). Through this there will be cashless and contactless payment. E-Rupee is a QR code or SMS string-based e-voucher, which is delivered to the beneficiary’s mobile. Users of this one time payment mechanism will be able to redeem the voucher at the service provider without having to access the card, digital payment app or internet banking.
Currently e-rupee being linked to health services
After launching the e-rupee, PM Modi said that at present it is being linked to health services only. Now if a person wants to get the vaccination done by paying, then he will get the facility of cashless and contactless transaction through e-Rupee. Later it can also be used to pay for other health services. He said that corruption has been curbed due to digital payments in the country. Along with this, the beneficiaries have got the benefits of the schemes without any hassle.