The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has introduced a groundbreaking contactless payment wearable ring known as the ‘OTG Ring.’ This innovative device has been developed in collaboration with the Indian fintech startup LivQuik. Let’s delve into the details of this exciting development.
1. Cutting-Edge Contactless Payment Technology
The ‘OTG Ring’ represents a significant advancement in contactless payment technology. Designed and made in India, this wearable ring is set to transform the way people make payments and engage in various financial transactions.
2. Partnership with LivQuik
NPCI has joined forces with LivQuik, an Indian startup known for its fintech expertise, to bring the ‘OTG Ring’ to life. This strategic collaboration underscores the commitment to fostering innovation in the digital payments sector.
3. Versatile Usage for NCMC Customers
The ‘OTG Ring’ is tailored for National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) customers, opening up a world of possibilities for convenient and secure transactions. NCMC is a critical component of India’s digital payments ecosystem.
4. Access to Open-Loop Transit Programs
One of the key features of the ‘OTG Ring’ is its compatibility with various open-loop transit programs. This means that users can seamlessly access and participate in a wide range of transit services, further enhancing the ring’s utility and value.
NPCI’s Vision for the Future
In addition to the ‘OTG Ring’ launch, NPCI has unveiled a co-creation framework aimed at fostering collaboration within the digital payments ecosystem. This forward-thinking approach will enable various stakeholders to work together, drive innovation, and create solutions that benefit both businesses and consumers.
5. Electrifying Partnership with IHMCL
Expanding its reach into the electric vehicle (EV) domain, NPCI has entered into a strategic partnership with the Indian Highway Management Company Limited (IHMCL). This partnership aims to introduce EV charging payments on the National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) FASTag platform. This move aligns with NPCI’s commitment to facilitating seamless and efficient payment experiences, not only in digital transactions but also in the emerging EV sector.