Following the recent integration of BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) app with UID, users can now send and receive money using their 12-digit Aadhaar number.
To use the feature, users need to navigate to the ‘Send’ option on the app -> tap the three dot menu > choose AADHAAR PAY as the payment option. After this, enter the 12-digit Aadhaar number, fill in the amount you want to send and hit Send. Currently, the government has 14 banks on-board to facilitate payments via Aadhaar Pay, with more to join soon.
Besides this, the newly launched UPI-based app will soon include a dedicated Aadhaar Pay service that will enable users to make payments using biometric authentication, without needing their mobile phones for verification codes. Payments through biometrics will be a big step towards digital payments, as payments will become simpler and will only require verifying biometrics, which are linked with Aadhaar.