Meanwhile, NPCI said payments made through Aadhaar Payment Bridge System (APBS) of NPCI reached a new milestone with the total number of transactions made during the month of December 2013 crossing 1 crore mark. Bulk of these transactions pertains to Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG subsidy. This has proved beyond doubt that Aadhaar number can also be the financial address for making remittances by just indicating the Aadhaar number similar to reaching a person through mobile phone. The Aadhaar Mapper located at NPCI has close to 5 crore Aadhaar numbers mapped to various banks and government departments make payments to about 5 lakh beneficiaries each day using just the Aadhaar number as the address. “NPCI plans to roll out various payment and authentication services based on Aadhaar during the year 2013,” said A.P. Hota, MD & CEO of NPCI. “The target is to reach 10 crore Aadhaar-based transactions a month by December 2014,” he added.