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PM Modi Hailed UPI Crossing 6 Billion Transactions In July, Highest Ever In One Month | Digit


When India’s Unified Payments Interface or UPI crossed 6 billion transactions in July – highest ever recorded in a single month – even PM Modi had to applaud the digital payments revolution currently underway in the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed the achievement of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions crossing 6 billion in July — the highest ever since its launch six years back.

According to data released by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), UPI reported 6.28 billion transactions worth Rs 10.62 trillion in July — an increase of 7 per cent over June.

UPI wants to process 1 billion transactions per day

“This is an outstanding accomplishment. It indicates the collective resolve of the people of India to embrace new technologies and make the economy cleaner. Digital payments were particularly helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Modi said in a tweet.

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In FY22, UPI processed more than 46 billion transactions amounting to over Rs 84.17 trillion, thus breaching the $1 trillion mark.

UPI’s target is to process a billion transactions a day in the next five years.

The UPI facility was launched on April 11, 2016, by then Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan.

Recently, the NPCI mandated that all UPI-based applications obtain consumers’ prior authorisation before recording their location.

Also Read: RBI Allows Linking Credit Cards to UPI, Starts With RuPay

Any time a client gives permission to record their location, the permission must be properly communicated to the UPI, else the company will take stern action.

This rule must be followed by all members by December 1 and applies to domestic UPI transactions between individuals.

(Except the headline, the rest of this IANS article is un-edited)

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