New Delhi, May 21 2020: National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), the umbrella organization for operating retail payments and settlement systems in India, is to launch its own Smart Data Centre in Chennai. The Data Centre is the first TIER IV Data Center in Chennai.
NPCI is building its own Centere to house the National critical set-up with highly secured infrastructure. The Smart Data Center will host major services under the Digital India initiatives. It will be located in SIPCOT Information Technology Park, Siruseri.
Dr. N. Rajendran, Chief Technology Officer, NPCI said, “We would like to thank the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for laying the foundation stone of our Smart Data Center. Our focus will always remain on enhancing acceptance infrastructure for digital payments so as to encourage customers towards digital transactions to achieve RBI and Government's less cash objective. With the Smart Data Center, we are happy to create more employment opportunities as well.”
NPCI was incorporated in 2008 as an umbrella organization for operating retail payments and settlement systems in India. It has changed the way payments are made in India through a bouquet of retail payment products such as RuPay card, Immediate Payment Service (IMPS), Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), BHIM Aadhaar, National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC Fastag) and Bharat BillPay. NPCI also launched UPI 2.0 to offer a more secure and comprehensive services to consumers and merchants.