Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) is an integrated bill payment system functioning under National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). This is an interoperable bill payment platform through a network of agents of registered members enabling a safe, reliable and unified ecosystem with multiple payments modes and instant payment confirmation. Payments in BBPS can be made through cash, and electronic modes. The NPCI functions as the Central Unit (BBPCU) undertaking clearing and settlement of transactions routed through BBPS.
Bill aggregators and Banks work as Operating Units (COU) to offer an interoperable bill payment system irrespective of which unit has on-boarded a Biller, offering both online and offline – through the network of physical agents – operating models. This ecosystem brings Banks, Non-Banks, and online payment platforms under one roof as authorized units for bill collection, providing anytime-anywhere bill payment facility. BBPS platform includes online and offline interfacing for Billing Entities, Corporates, Agents and Customers.