Indigenous digital payments app BHIM, launched by the central government last December for fast and secure cashless transactions, has recorded 18 million downloads so far, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant today said.
“#BHIMApp breaks all records! Crosses a record of 18 million downloads since its launch on Dec 30 2016.
#GoCashlessGoDigital,” Kant said in a tweet. The Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app was launched on the iOS platform earlier this month. It is also available on the Android platform.
BHIM is a Mobile App developed by National Payments Corporation of India (
It was launched by Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, at a Digi Dhan programme at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on 30 December 2016. It has been named after Bhim Rao Ambedkar and is intended to facilitate e-payments directly through banks and as part of the 2016 Indian banknote demonetisation and drive towards cashless transactions.
This UPI app supports all Indian banks which use that platform, which is built over the Immediate Payment Service infrastructure and allows the user to instantly transfer money between the bank accounts of any two parties. It can be used on all mobile devices.