UPI Transactions Failing? “Internal Technical Issue” Says NPCI

UPI transactions failing or not working? Here's what's happening and what you can do

by Vrushali.S Updated: 07 Feb, 2024, 17:57 IST
5 1908

UPI transactions failing or not working? Several users on X (formerly Twitter) reported their UPI transactions to be failing since February 5th. This included several major banks such as SBI, HDFC, Central Bank of India, etc. NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) finally addressed the issue yesterday on its X handle. Here are the complete details of it.

UPI Transactions Failing? “Internal Technical Issue” Says NPCI

UPI Transactions Failing Issue Reported by Users

The issue of UPI transactions failing was addressed by NPCI only yesterday (6th February), some users claim to have been facing it since February 1st.

The issue is said to be affecting most major banks and payment apps including Paytm, Amazon Pay UPI, GPay, PhonePe, Cred, etc. However, banks have yet to address the same.

NPCI Addresses UPI Not Working, Says “Internal Technical Issue”

NPCI released a tweet yesterday on February 6th saying the following, “Regret inconvenience on UPI connectivity as few of the banks are having some internal technical issues. NPCI systems are working fine and we are working with these banks to ensure quick resolution.”

NPCI hasn’t specifically mentioned what this internal technical issue is that is causing several users’ UPI transactions to fail. However, as per complaints shared by users, the bank servers are down.

Banks that are reportedly facing the issue of UPI not working
  1. Central Bank of India

  2. HDFC Bank

  3. Bank of Baroda

  4. Kotak Mahindra Bank

  5. SBI

These are the banks that are most reported to have their UPI transactions failing. None of these banks however have yet addressed the problem.

UPI Not Working. What Can You Do?

As per NPCI’s tweet, the issue is not with the NPCI Payments System but with the bank's internal tech (for example, bank severs) So chances your UPI might still work depending on your bank & even the time you are reading this article. However, here are some things you can do while banks resolve the UPI not working issue:

  1. If possible postpone doing any major UPI transaction (as your money might get stuck. Though this kind of transaction should automatically fail in some hours/days and you will receive a refund if your money was debited)

Some general guidelines on UPI transaction disputes:

  1. As per NPCI’s guidelines on the Dispute Redressal Mechanism, if a UPI transaction fails but money is debited, users need to first raise a complaint to the TPAP (Third-Party Application Provider). If unresolved, raise a complaint to the PSP bank and then to NPCI. If still not resolved, customers can finally approach the Banking Ombudsman. (Learn how to file a complaint here - https://www.rblbank.com/static-pages/banking-ombudsman-how-to-file-a-complaint)

2. I have made the payment but have not received a successful payment SMS or confirmation.

    In some cases, if you have made the payment but haven’t received a confirmation from your bank, it might be due to the operator issue. If you do not receive the same within an hour, please raise a complaint to your bank.

    Also Read: How to Get Money Back from Wrong UPI Account Transfer?

    Review Expert
    Vrushali Sawant is an experienced content writer with a love for knowledge & extensive research. She writes product recommendations & reviews, buying guides, trending news & offers. When not working, you'd find her reading about the cosmos & universe.
    5 Dimers
    • Sort By
    Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
    Link Copied

    Thanks for info vu

    Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
    Link Copied
    They mention the word "Few Banks" .. and SBI is among them.. It's like saying.. Few Internet search engines are not working including google Or few Cloud services are not working such as AWS EC2 , GCP Compute.
    Review Expert Review Expert
    Link Copied
    Ikr, that does make sense
    Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
    Link Copied

    Yeah, yesterday faced technical issues with Kotak Mahindra Bank and 2 transactions were still pending.

    Community Angel Community Angel
    Link Copied

    When banks all SBI banks were merged into single bank this was bound to happen too large to handle UPI network 

    Click here to reply