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NRI’s can now pay utility bills for their families in India says RBI

This decision greatly benefits NRI children of elderly couples in India to pay for their parents’ living expenses online.

The Reserve Bank of India in their recently released statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies announced that Non-resident Indians (NRI) will be able to directly pay utility bills like water, electricity, etc, for their families in India.

The Bank has allowed the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS), an interoperable platform for bill payments, to accept and process cross-border inbound payments. Earlier the payments on the platform could only be made by Indians.

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