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Ravi Shankar Prasad earns PM Modi’s app-laud

Published : Apr 15, 2017, 6:04 am IST
Updated : Apr 15, 2017, 6:04 am IST

The PM said Prasad and his team strive hard to develop a foolproof technology which is also user friendly.

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
 IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi: Showering praises on Union minister for electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated the minister and his department for developing a foolproof and dependable technology for BHIM Aadhaar and BHIM app.

“I congratulate Ravi Shankar Prasad and his department,” said Mr Modi while launching BHIM Aadhaar platform for merchants and cash back and referral bonus schemes for BHIM in Nagpur. Prime minister also declared also about 75 townships going less-cash.


The Prime Minister said Mr Prasad and his team strive hard to develop a foolproof technology which is also user friendly. “They studied all types of innovations which have happened around the world and what could be best for India,” said Mr Modi. He said that said they developed a technology which could be used by common man and even the poorest of the poor.

Mr Modi said that he had enquired from Mr Prasad whether the technology for BHIM Aadhaar has been patent as in the coming days the whole world will look at it.

The Prime Minister said that global universities and scholars will study the app. He also revealed that even heads of some African nations asked him about BHIM and BHIM Aadhaar app and whether it could be implemented in their countries.


The Prime Minister said that the BHIM App is positively impacting several lives across the nation. He said that the Digi-dhan movement is also a cleansing mission to fight the menace of corruption.

BHIM-Aadhaar, the merchant interface of the BHIM App, will pave the way for making digital payments by using the Aadhaar platform. Any Indian citizen can pay digitally using their biometric data like their thumb imprint on a merchants’ biometric enabled device which could be smart phone having a biometric reader.

Any citizen without access to smart phones, Internet, debit or credit cards will be able to transact digitally through the BHIM Aadhaar platform.


Already, 27 major banks are now on board with 7.15 lakh merchants so that they can start accepting payments using BHIM Aadhaar.

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