*Please note that the requirement for PIN entry on the POS terminal at the merchant outlet is a function of country specific regulations and is subject to change. PIN input is not mandated for purchases below the permissible local limit.
Please note that the permissible transaction limit for usage of cards in contactless mode in India is mandated by RBI and may change from time to time based on the latest regulations. As per RBI notification on Additional Factor authentication for contactless transactions dated May 14, 2015, PIN input is not required on the POS terminal at the merchant outlet for contactless transactions up to a maximum value of Rs. 2,000 per transaction. Additionally, beyond this transaction limit, (above Rs. 2,000) the card has to be processed in Chip & PIN mode and authentication with PIN is mandatory.
Taking into account the RBI notification, existing POS terminals which had been configured to prompt for a PIN for contactless transactions of all amounts, are currently being upgraded by acquiring Banks. In view of this, some terminals may prompt for PIN for transactions below Rs. 2,000 and also allow contactless transactions (with PIN) above the permissible limit of Rs. 2,000 until such upgrade is carried out.
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