Giving a fillip to online and cashless payment, the Centre has come up with an updated version of BHIM 2 (Bharat Interface for Money).
BHIM 2 now comes with a donation gateway, links to multiple bank accounts, enhanced transaction limit, offers from merchants and options for applying in IPO. National Payments Corporation of India has developed the new gateway, which is simple in usage.
Bharat Interface for Money has been updated for supporting three more languages such as Haryani, Bhojpuri and Konkani. At present the application supports only 13 languages. Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the new version of Bharat Interface for Money 2 last week.
A person having a bank account, registered mobile number and credit card can avail the service. The new gateway helps in sending money to friends and relatives, online shopping and paying online to merchants. The money can be transferred using VPA or through UPI QR.
Apart from Bharat Interface for Money, the minister also unveiled MeitY StartUp Hub ( MSH) and the Indian Software Product registry. MSH has been developed as an overarching collaborative platform for national coordination, facilitation and interconnected centre for all activities in start-ups. MSH is designed for supporting start-ups for reaching out to mentors.