After demonetization of Rs 500 and 1000 notes, people are showing more interest towards the cashless economy. The number of digital transactions were increasing day-by-day and month by month.
People who are living in the cities are making their transaction through credit card or debit card, and they are also using mobile wallets like paytm because people here will have faster internet connectivity to pay their bills.
Then what about the situation in Rural areas, how the people over there will pay the bills when there is no availability of digital transactions. To solve this problem government has introduced a Bharat Bill Payment System which can also known as BBPS.
By this system, users can pay bills to particular services like electricity, water, gas, telephone, DTH through a single platform.
The Bharat Bill Payment System is started working before demonetization announcement, according to reports. This System will launch by the Common Service Centre by the end of this month.
The integration of BBPS expands the CSC’s bouquet of services; it includes printing of Aadhaar numbers, booking train tickets and other digital assistance to rural users in India. The BBPS mainly focused on rural and semi-rural users in India.
At present this CSC’s are offering several payment options. Dinesh Kumar Tyagi, CEO, CSC e-Governance Services India said integration will enable them to offer the entire spectrum of government utility payments and will further accelerate the cashless drive, He also said more Common Service Centers are coming in future.