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Payments Council launches common icon library for uniformity, fraud prevention

Project Pratima lays down the design principles and basic guidelines to make icons easily recognisable and accessible to users across platforms of the members of the Payments Council of India.

December 02, 2022 / 10:11 AM IST
Representative image.

Representative image.

The Payments Council of India (PCI), the apex body of payments and settlement players in the country, has launched an initiative named ‘Project Pratima’ to standardise icons for payments across apps and platforms to make it easier for customers to identify digital payment icons.

Gaurav Chopra, Executive Director of PCI told Moneycontrol, “It is a project which PCI has undertaken to standardise icons of most common use cases in payments. The main idea behind this is to safeguard people against fraud and increase adoption of digital payments. Standardised icons will help users identify payments actions correctly.”

Pratima means 'icon' in Sanskrit. The project’s website says that it aims to improve the trust, security, and familiarity of digital payment icons in a bid to avoid instances of customers falling prey to fraud or making mistakes while conducting payment transactions.

PCI’s website for Project Pratima read, “different icons are being used across digital payment application operators and payment entities. This could be unclear for new users as well as the un-initiated, for adoption of digital payments. Project Pratima aims to introduce a uniform set of icons for basic payment actions and processes.”