Bharat Bill Payment System has gone live with the ‘mobile prepaid recharges category’ and on-boarded Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) as the first Telecom Operator and the category is now live on BHIM UPI App.
Besides, NPCI Bharat BillPay Ltd. (NBBL) is undertaking major advanced level discussions with other telecom operators for on-boarding them on the BBPS platform.
RBI directions announced in June 2021 had okayed mobile prepaid recharges as a biller category in BBPS. The mobile prepaid recharge facility allows the telecom operators to easily update the mobile prepaid recharge plans and make them available to all their customers across millions of touchpoints including apps/websites/physical channels enabled with Bharat BillPay.
Currently, Bharat BillPay offers recurring payment services to customers across several segments like electricity, telecom, DTH, Gas, Education fees, water, and municipal taxes, NETC FASTag recharge, loan repayments, , Cable, Subscription fees, and others.
Noopur Chaturvedi, CEO, NPCI Bharat BillPay Ltd. said, “We are glad to go live with BSNL as the first Telco for our new biller category of mobile prepaid recharges. The addition of mobile prepaid recharges to BBPS would give consumers a convenient, uniform, and assured transaction experience. We look forward to on-board other operators in this category and further strengthen the ecosystem. Our continued endeavour will be to build a diverse ecosystem, in partnership with Billers, Banks and Fintechs alike.”
Pravin Kumar Purwar, CMD, BSNL said, “We are glad to be the first biller to be on-boarded in BBPS’s prepaid recharge category and look forward to extending our services to our consumers on the national level platform. Consumers can easily recharge their BSNL mobile prepaid plans across myriad channels with easy access.”