RBI sets out payments vision

Source: Reserve Bank of India

The Reserve Bank of India has today placed on its website the “Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision-2018”.

The Vision-2018 aims at building best of class payment and settlement systems for a ‘less-cash’ India.

The broad contours of Vision-2018 revolve around 5 Cs - coverage, convenience, confidence, convergence and cost. To achieve these, Vision-2018 will focus on four strategic initiatives such as responsive regulation, robust infrastructure, effective supervision and customer centricity.

The regulatory framework, based on consultative approach, aims at achieving enhanced coverage of the payment systems coupled with convenience for end-users. A key objective would be ensure a robust payments infrastructure in the country to increase accessibility, availability, interoperability and security. The oversight and supervisory framework would focus on strengthening the resilience of both large value and retail payment systems in the country. Customer centric initiatives envisaged include streamlining of customer grievance redressal mechanism and building customer awareness and education.

With increasing use of technology-based innovative payment products, the strategic initiatives under Vision-2018 are expected to reduce paper-based instruments significantly and lead to accelerated growth in mobile banking and other modes of electronic payments.

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Ketharaman Swaminathan
Ketharaman Swaminathan - GTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune 27 June, 2016, 09:30Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

"A key objective would be ensure a robust payments infrastructure in the country to increase accessibility, availability, interoperability and security." IMO, unless "increase convenience" enters the list of objectives, Vision-2018 won't make any significant difference to reality.

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