Bharat BillPay is a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conceptualised system driven by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). It is a one-stop bill payment platform for all bills – electricity, mobile, broadband and landline, DTH, Gas, Water, etc – across India with certainty, reliability and safety of transactions.
Two primary participants of Bharat BillPay are:
Bharat Bill Payment Central Unit (BBPCU) – which implements operational, technical and business standards for the entire system and its participants. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) functions as the BBPCU.Bharat Bill Payment Operating Units (BBPOUs) – BBPOUs are authorized operational units, working as per the standards set by BBPS. BBPOUs will on-board billers, aggregators and payment gateways; and set up agent network and customer touch points to handle bill payments through different delivery channels.
With CSC SPV becoming a BBPOU, CSCs can provide Bharat BillPay service and further enable the villagers to pay their Electricity, Water, Gas, DTH and Broadband & Landline Post Paid bills.