The National Payments Corporation of India has come up with NACH, for Banks, Financial Institutions, and Government based institutions as a web-based service to help with interbank, high volume as well as electronic transactions which tend to be repetitive and continuous.
With NACH, the NPCI aims to finalize a single set of rules for business operations, standards, and industrial activities regarding banking transactions which are experienced by all users and participants.
NACH refers to the “National Automated Clearing House“, which is a centralized system which was set up with a motive to bring together several ECS systems running throughout the country, and also, provides an outline for equalization of standards and practices, by discarding the blockades.
It provides a national blueprint for the nationwide banking policies, which are expected to be followed throughout the country. It also aims at including Financial measures that are introduced by the government through transactions based on the Aadhar number of users.
How does it work?
In this article, we bring you the ways how NACH works:
- The Financial industry can collect the NACH mandate form from the customers. With this, the customer provides the liberty to the financial institution to debit his account for a specific period with a fixed rate.
- The details provided in the NACH mandate form are verified by the corporate authorities.
- Further, the form is forwarded to the respective bank after verification of complete information by NACH authorities.
- This mandate is further shared by the Banks with NPCI.
- Once the mandate gets approved by the respective Customer’s Bank, the company is authorized to collect money from the customer’s account.
Advantages of NACH
NACH provides a secure and stable platform for users with dealings and file-based businesses. It has the best of the features in terms of security, financial efficacy and performance along with high-level data authentication options which can be accessed by all the customers.
How NACH enhance customer experiences?
The NACH setup helps the associate banks to plan out their products and also addresses exact needs and companies, including the Mandate Management System (MMS) and an operational Dispute Management System (DMS) as well as a full-fledged information system and personalized MIS competences.
NACH’s Aadhar Payment Bridge, which is developed by NPCI, helps the Government and Government companies in simplifying the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme. This system helps in directing the Government aids to the users with assistance from the Aadhar numbers.
This system introduced by NACH helps to connect the public domain companies and their respective banks.
Charges for NACH
For NACH mandates up to 3 lakhs, the charges are Rs 5.0, and for mandates above 3 lakhs, the charges are Rs 5.0.
The NPCI introduced NACH as an improvement over the existing ECS system and to bring together several ECS systems functional throughout the country.