UPPCL to accept payments from Vodafone M-Pesa and PayTm

With the aim to utilise the huge penetration of mobile phone across the state, the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) has decided to accept bill payments from Vodafone M-Pesa and PayTm.

According to the officials, consumer of UPPCL can use their feature phone as well as smartphone having M-Pesa and PayTm app to view the electricity bills and pay it online through the website of UPPCL – www.uppclonline.com.

So far the state corporation has been accepting payment through Debit, Credit Cards and Netbanking facilities.

UPPCL, which is responsible for electricity transmission and distribution in the state is also mulling to launch a centralised, safe and convenient digital payment platform for the corporate clients to pay bulk utility bills online.

Sanjay Agarwal, Chairman, UPPCL, said in a statement, “We will soon launch Group Bill Payments for our corporate clients to further enhance the digital payment penetration and efficient collections.”

According to people who are familiar with the development, the soon to be launched service will significantly reduce the hassle of corporates paying bills through multiple locations and outlets. This will also give a completely reconciled view of payments thus providing accessibility and transparency towards electricity usage.

For the enablement of these services, UPPCL has roped-in TechProcess, a Mumbai based electronic payments firm which deals in payment gateway services, recurring payment platform and cloud payment services.

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