RBI announces creation of Payments Infrastructure Development Fund

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announces creation of a Payments Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) to encourage acquirers to deploy Points of Sale (PoS) infrastructure (both physical and digital modes) in tier-3 to tier-6 centres and north eastern states.

RBI announces creation of Payments Infrastructure Development Fund

Over the years, payments ecosystem in the country has evolved with a wide range of options such as bank accounts, mobile phones, cards, etc. To provide further fillip to digitisation of payment systems, it is necessary to give impetus to acceptance infrastructure across the country, more so in underserved areas.

The Reserve Bank will make an initial contribution of ₹250 crores to the PIDF covering half the fund and remaining contribution will be from card issuing banks and card networks operating in the country. The PIDF will also receive recurring contributions to cover operational expenses from card issuing banks and card networks. The Reserve Bank will also contribute to yearly shortfalls, if necessary.

Also Read: Power Grid Corporation invites application for conducting Internal audit from CA/CMA firms

The PIDF will be governed through an Advisory Council and managed and administered by Reserve Bank.

About CA Junction

Check Also

Cabinet approves the MOU between the ICAI and Vereniging van Registercontrollers(VRC), the Netherlands

Cabinet approves the MOU between the ICAI and Vereniging van Registercontrollers(VRC), the Netherlands

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing of the Memorandum …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *