Hyderabad: BharatPe, a fintech company that serves offline retailers and businesses, today announced it plans to hire 2,500 new employees in the next six months as part of its aggressive expansion strategy across South India. They would focus on hiring 1,000 employees in Hyderabad and Bengaluru each, along with 500 in the new cities they are planning to enter.\r\n\r\nAshneer Grover, CEO & Co-Founder of the company, said, \u201cOur vision is to enable seamless UPI payments for every Offline merchant. With a strong and growing presence in India, we have decided to expand our business aggressively across the Southern part of the country and hire over 2,500 employees. We want to make digital payments as basic as cash. Towards this end, we are building the largest fleet of highly trained sales executives, who will ensure the on-boarding of merchants and help maintain relationships with them," he added.\r\n\r\nSome of the prominent features on BharatPe\u2019s app include the UPI Khata (Ledger) for managing cash & credit sales and collecting debtor payments, Instant \/ Daily Settlements with reconciliation reports generated on a daily basis, and option to refer other merchants on BharatPe and earn cashback. Beyond digitizing payments, merchants can connect with other BharatPe merchants near them and collaborate with them to expand their businesses.\r\n\r\nBharatPe has established operations in 13 cities, serving over nine lakh merchants across Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Nagpur, Chandigarh, Mysore and Visakhapatnam. The company is on track to serve over 25 lakh merchants on its network by the end of the year, he added.