What is e-RUPI and How it will benefit Businesses in India?

Abinaya Arangarajan Abinaya Arangarajan
Aug 24, 2021 5 min read
What is e-RUPI and How it will benefit Businesses in India?

We have witnessed many digital payments for paying off our expenses via Google Pay or PhonePe. Additionally, Our Honorable Prime minister Narendra Modi has launched e-RUPI, a seamless cash payment for Covid-19 Vaccination in India on 2nd August 2021.

e-RUPI is a contactless digital payment solution that is done by a QR Code or SMS based e-Voucher to all mobile users. Over and Above, e-RUPI is an e-voucher one-time digital payment mode with three benefits- Cashless & Contactless digital payment, Ensures leak-proof delivery of various welfare services and connects the beneficiaries servers without any intermediaries involvement.

e-RUPI is introduced as a hassle-free e-voucher digital payment, where beneficiaries don’t need a card, digital app or even internet banking to redeem the voucher. Because it is done through e-RUPI where vouchers are transferred into QR Scan or SMS for an effortless method to endure the service of the voucher.

How does e-RUPI work?
How will Businesses benefit from e-RUPI
FAQ

How does e-RUPI work?

e-RUPI is a cashless and contactless digital payment mode, which is done by decoding the code of the cards which is shared via SMS or the QR code. e-RUPI is the first digital currency in India with an aim to spurn the leakages in Government. It is done via redeeming payments through e-vouchers that are in the form of QR codes or SMS. Β 

Many Indian Citizens find it so difficult to pay spontaneously on any such expenses, For instance, if you are in a line and billing for those products and getting a physical form voucher on the product which you have bought.

Meanwhile, next time on availing the voucher services, you find dilate in processing the payment neither in swiping card nor digital payments app. Therefore, the National Payments Corporation of India along with the department of financial services, National Health Authority developed e-RUPI in order to meet the expenses through e-vouchers in the nature of the prepaid model. So, if you receive a voucher then automatically you can store it in an electronic form- QR code or SMS-based.

When it comes to who can use e-RUPI, as it is said above, the government makes these e-vouchers in order to create funds for other welfare services. So, ultimately e-RUPI is accessible for healthcare services. Furthermore, businesses or corporations can issue e-RUPI to their employees.


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How will Businesses benefit from e-RUPI?

e-RUPI doesn’t only benefit the receivers of the token but also the corporates and hospitals. The beneficiaries of this digital payment system include all the major stakeholders relating to this scheme.

Corporates

According to the National Payments Corporation Of India (NPCI), the corporates will benefit largely from this scheme. They can look after the welfare of their employees. The corporates would benefit from cost reduction while using this digital payment as this works on end-to-end digital transactions and doesn’t require physical issuance.

The issuer being corporates can track the voucher redemption. During this global pandemic, everything has made us focus on the safety of our lives. This digital payment mode allows for quick, contactless and safe voucher distribution.

Hospitals

It is a difficult task to stand in long queues in hospitals and pay for the service as it takes time to use a card or cash. This can lead to major inconvenience during these times. So the NPCI has made the authorization of these vouchers easy and safe by doing it using a verification code.

e-RUPI also solves the problem of usage of cards or cash by making the payment collection hassle-free and contactless. The redemption process of the e-RUPI is quick as it can be redeemed in a few steps and the chance of decline rate is less as there is a pre-blocked amount.

End-Users

e-RUPI, the electronic voucher digital payment system is mainly made for the welfare and well-being of the people of the country. The official NPCI website lists the various benefits the consumer of the end-user of the e-RUPI will reap.

This payment is contactless and digital. The beneficiary shouldn’t carry a printout of the voucher. The consumer can redeem his voucher in a two-step process making it easy, quick and time-saving.

The beneficiary isn’t required to share personal details on the redemption of the vouchers making it a safe and secure form of payment as privacy isn’t compromised.

For the redemption of the vouchers, the consumer does not need a digital payment app or a bank account making it accessible to many who don’t have a bank account.

Banks are supported by e-RUPI

e-RUPI is launched by NPCI in association with the Department of Financial Services (DFS), National Health Authority (NHA), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and partner banks.

Banks support e-RUPI, unlike other digital currencies making this voucher digital payment mode easy and trustworthy. The banks that support e-RUPI are Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Indian Bank, Kotak Bank, Punjab National Bank, State Bank of India and Union Bank of India.

Conclusion

e-RUPI is an initiative by the government in connecting people’s lives through technology. India is progressing to a transparent and digitalized country. e-RUPI as a replacement for cash is seen as a big step that is favorable and necessary in the growth of the country.

e-RUPI guarantees safety as people do not have to carry cash or be worried about losing their cards while trying to avail themselves of essential services. e-RUPI can also route the subsidies the government gives on education, agriculture and nutrition. e-RUPI if worked effectively can be helpful to the people of the country in their dire times.

FAQ

What is e-RUPI?

e-RUPI is an electronic voucher digital payment mode, where the physical form of a voucher is transferred into electronics like QR Code or SMS-based, where you can access the services without any card or internet banking to redeem it.

Who launched e-RUPI?

The National Payments Corporation of India along with the department of financial services, National Health Authority developed e-RUPI which was promulgated by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to the citizens on 2nd August 2021.

What are the benefits of launching e-RUPI?

The government of India launched e-RUPI because to serve the beneficiary services to welfare services such as Mother & Child health care, Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana and other welfare centres, where the e-voucher become a benefit element in extending much more purpose in the society.

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