FAKE Alert: RBI has NOT stopped Aadhaar enabled Payment Systems

A claim has surfaced on social media according to which the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has stopped Aadhaar enabled Payment Systems (AePS) due to the lockdown amid Coronavirus.

The message in Hindi reads:

“RBI Reserve Bank of India

महत्वपर्ण सूचनाआप सभी के निवेदन है कि भारतीय स्टेट बैंक का 14 April तक आधार कार्ड द्वारा पैसा नहीं निकाले इसका सर्वर RBI द्वारा 14 April तक स्थाई रूप से बंद कर दी गई है..अगर आप भारतीय स्टेट बैंक का पैसा आधार कार्ड द्वारा निकाल रहे है तो आपका पैसा सर्वर में फस सकता है14 April तक सर्वर डाउन रहेगा.

Reserve Bank of India”

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FAKE.

Government sources confirmed that no such move has been made by the authorities and the claims are baseless.

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) in a tweet, explicitly clarified, that this information is untrue and that the RBI has not disabled any server related to AePS.

In conclusion, the above information proves that the viral claim is FAKE.

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