What is Aadhar Pay and know How It Works!
Nara Chandrababu Naidu, The Chief Minister of AP, claimed to have successfully implemented Aadhar enabled payments through Android mobiles in Vijayawada.
He previously vowed to take the same to a national level. He will be representing the the idea before a 13 member panel of Chief Ministers tomorrow.
But the central government already announced yesterday that it will be rolling out Aadhar enabled payments, allowing people to send and receive payments using only their Aadhar number and biometric information.
CM’s FB page states
‘Aadhar Pay is a hassle free option wherein a consumer could just transfer money to the trader by just a thumb impression,’
The trader would need a smart phone and a biometric reader to receive the payments.
You can instantly transfer money using the IMPS framework without needing to know their bank account number or IFSC code.
The virtual identity will be registered as [email protected] or mobile [email protected] The biometric details will also be used while making transactions, which could mean replacement of POS machines with fingerprint readers.
For this to work, the Aadhar card needs to be linked to your bank account, if it hasn’t been already. The Aadhar Payment app, which isn’t on Google Play yet, also needs to be installed on the phone for it to work. The payment method will dispose off the need to remember password and PINs. While it’s still in its initial stages, the payment method will allow India to get on board the digital movement.