Indigenous digital payments app BHIM, which the government launched in December 2016 for fast and secure cashless transactions, has recorded 18 million downloads so far, Niti Aayog
CEO Amitabh Kant
said on Friday.
breaks all records! Crosses a record of 18 million downloads since its launch on December 30, 2016," Kant tweeted.
The Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app was launched on the iOS platform. It is also available on the more popular Android platform.
On December 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the app for fast and secure cashless transactions using mobile phones.
BHIM is a platform designed to make payment through UPI and USSD modes simpler.
channels like mobile wallets, USSD and RuPay have seen massive uptake and rise in transactions post demonetisation.