New Delhi: The RBI’s most recent index, which gauges the use of online transactions, showed digital payments nationwide increased by over 29% in a year through March 2022.
The newly created RBI’s digital payment index (RBI-DPI), which was 304.06 in September 2021 and 270.59 percent in March 2021, was 349.3 in March 2022.
“The RBI-DPI index has demonstrated significant growth, representing the rapid adoption and deepening of digital payments across the country in recent years,” the RBI said in a statement on Wednesday.
In order to measure the degree of payment digitisation across the nation, the Reserve Bank of India had announced the creation of a composite Reserve Bank of India – Digital Payments Index (RBI-DPI) in March 2018.
The RBI-DPI consists of 5 main characteristics that make it possible to measure the depth and penetration of digital payments over time in the nation.
Payment Enablers (weighted at 25%), Payment Infrastructure – Demand-Side Factors (10%), Payment Infrastructure – Supply-Side Factors (15%), Payment Performance (weighted at 45%), and Consumer Centricity are these metrics (5 per cent).
Starting in March 2021, the index will be released every six months with a four-month lag.