Mumbai: XPay.Life has joined hands with NPCI Bharat Billpay Limited (NBBL), a wholly owned subsidiary of National Payment Corporation of India, to digitally transform BEST’s cash counters. This initiative will facilitate seamless electricity bill payment for lakhs of BEST customers. BEST’s BOCP (Biller’s Own Collection Point) will now go completely digital with user-friendly solutions for its customers to make more utility transactions apart from electricity bill payments.

Digitization – will be through three different modes of payment powered by NBBL. The first is by deploying Intelligent Point of Sales (POS) machines at BEST’s select cash counters, where customers can pay their bills through any mode of payment, be it cash or UPI. The customer gets a receipt instantly and the transaction is completed within 10 seconds.

In the second method, touch screen kiosks will be installed at various best locations for the customers to choose their convenient time and mode of payment. The kiosk will be equipped with a cash validator to remove counterfeit notes. Payments made by customers using this kiosk will provide security; Enabled through Bharat Billpay platform.

The third payment option is the pioneer and aims at getting Best K counters at the customers’ homes. The XPay.Life mobile van will be deployed for BEST and will travel to customers’ locations on select days of the week, enabling payments through both touch screen kiosks installed inside the van and mobile POS. XPay.Life Mobile Van will be a full spectrum service provider for all the needs of the customers from electricity bill collection to adding many more services soon. The biggest factor is that all the machines inside the Best Mobile van are solar powered and a UPS that charges when powered around – a truly green initiative.

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One of the unique features of this method is that all the machines inside the BEST mobile van are powered by solar power and a UPS which charges when driven around. Customers will not only be able to pay the best bills at all these locations but will also have access to thousands of utility bills like LPG booking, mobile bill payment, insurance payment and DTH recharge, among other things.

Lokesh Chandra, General Manager, BEST said that the organization is excited to partner with BharatBillpay and Xpay Life to offer a unique proposition to all BEST customers by making electricity bill payments convenient, easy and secure through multiple innovative payment methods. Can you “This initiative to digitize bill payments will help over 10.50 lakh BEST customers manage their electricity bills using the mode of their choice,” the bureaucrat said.

Nupur Chaturvedi, CEO, NPCI Bharat BillPay Limited (NBBL) said that the company is happy to be an integral part of the partnership that will provide an enhanced and user-friendly electricity bill payment experience for many BEST customers. “With this innovative suite of offers, the electricity bill payments collected will now be digitized and made more convenient for BEST customers. We firmly believe that this initiative is poised to revolutionize the way utility bill payments are made,” Nupur Chaturvedi told ETV India.

Rohit Kumar, Founder and CEO, Expay Life, said that his startup was one of the most enterprising fintech start-ups in the country with an aim to make life easier with secure transactions and innovations. Kumar said that the Intelligent POS Machine and Mobile Van are one of the most innovative and meaningful offerings by the startup, which will be launched in Mumbai in partnership with NPCI’s Bharat Billpay and BEST.

Rohit Kumar told the media, “This is the beginning of our initiative towards supporting a Digital India and we will soon extend the same services to all other ESCOMs in the country.”