Moving forward with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s digital India mission, state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) went digital by launching a mobile wallet that would enable its existing 100 million customers to make bill payments and transact on e-commerce platforms.
The digital wallet was launched by Manoj Sinha, Minister for Communications.
Speaking at the launch, Manoj Sinha said, “With this co-branded wallet, the ease of payment will be extended to all the customers while equally strengthening financial inclusion in the rural hinterlands, which often get neglected. Going digital is the need of an hour for both urban and rural areas, and this partnership is definitely a step in right direction.”,
The wallet has been developed and issued by MobiKwik on behalf of BSNL. With over 1.5 million merchants on the network, the BSNL Wallet is India’s largest wallet by any telecom company.
Anupam Srivastava, CMD, BSNL, “We at BSNL are proud to be part of this programme and will ensure that all our 100 million BSNL customers will be able to seamlessly and conveniently transact and pay mobile and other financial payments through the co-branded MobiKwik wallet.”
Bipin Preet Singh, founder and CEO, MobiKwik said, “We are proud to associate with BSNL in an endeavour to empower masses in India with access to highly dependable internet connectivity and digital payments. BSNL wallet will enable masses in paying bills, recharging their phone connections and paying for their daily purchases, within seconds.”