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Tuesday 10 October 2017
India Post Payments Bank to promote financial inclusion: Sinha
Communications Minister Manoj Sinha today said the government is working on establishing 650 branches for India Post Payments Bank to facilitate financial inclusion, and unveiled two new offerings by the postal department.
"For India Post Payments Bank...we will be opening nearly 650 branches across India.
Two, namely in Raipur and Ranchi, have already started. The aim is
that through 650 post payments bank, we can push financial inclusion in
1.55 lakh villages," Sinha said.
Sinha exhorted the postal employees to continue reorienting
themselves with technological changes and disruptions in order to bring
innovative offerings to consumers, all the while upholding the
"With the way technology is changing and given the disruptions,
it is good to link yourself with technology but department's values
too have to be maintained, and that is the biggest challenge," he said
highlighting the long history of Indian postal services, particularly
the significance of the postman in rural India.
The minister who was speaking at an event to commemorate
National Postal Week (October 9-15) also announced two new offerings -
International Tracked Packet Service and e-IPO (Indian Postal Order).
The e-IPO was launched in denominations of Rs 20, Rs 50 and Rs
100 and now can be used for fee payment for educational institutions
and other purposes. Earlier, e-IPO of Rs 10 could be used for RTI
The e-IPO has been rolled out as a pilot project in Bihar,
Delhi and Karnataka and is expected to be launched in the entire
country in the next two months.
"Customer can purchase e-IPO online from ones home or workplace, as per ones convenience. This launch is a part of Digital India initiative as the payment will be made through debit card, credit card, net banking," Department of Post said in a statement.
The minister said the Indian postal department has undergone a
major transformation over the years, be it inter- operability of ATMs,
core banking or providing of Passport Seva and Aadhaar enrolment.
He said so far 57 post offices are providing Passport Seva and in the coming days 93 more will be added to the list.
On the other hand, the International Tracked Packet service
aims at meeting the cross border requirements of e- commerce sector in
Asia-Pacific Region. The service will be available in 12 countries
"This new service has many features like affordable price,
track and trace, volume discounts, pick-up facility, compensation for
loss or damage...," the statement said adding India Post website too has been revamped making it more user- friendly and informative.
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Government of India
Ministry of Communications 09-October-2017
Post Payments Bank will help in financial inclusion-Manoj Sinha
Communications Shri Manoj Sinha today said that Government is working on
setting up 650 India Post Payments Bank and gearing
up fast to provide its financial services through all of 1.55 lakh post offices
to fulfil the Prime Minister’s vision of financial inclusion. Speaking here on
the occasion of World Post Day, he said that Indian Postal Department is
undergoing major transformationwith changing times, be it the inter-operability
of ATMs, core banking or providing of Passport Seva and Aadhar enrolment. He
said that so far 57 Post Offices are providing Passport Seva and in coming days
93 more will be added to the list.
Shri Sinha launched International Tracked Packetservice designed
speciallyto meet the cross border requirements of e-Commerce sector in
Asia-Pacific Region. He said, at the beginning, the service will be available
to 12 countries and gradually the whole world will be covered. This new service
has many special features like affordable price, track & trace, volume
discounts, pick up facility, compensation for loss or damage and, therefore,
high value for money.He said, with the launch of this service, Department of
Posts is set to start a new chapter of close collaboration between the post
office and the business in India that want to reach to their customers abroad.
The Minister also launched e-IPO (Indian Postal Order) in the
denominations of Rs. 10/-, Rs. 20/-, Rs. 50/- &Rs. 100/-, as a pilot
project in Bihar, Delhi and Karnataka and said that in the next two months, the
service will cover the entire country.e-IPO will be used for all purposes like
fee payment for RTI/ educational institutions/ Court/ online registration for
Cable Operators etc. Customer can purchase e-IPO online from one’s home or
workplace, as per one’s convenience. This launch is a part of Digital India
Initiative as the payment will be made through Debit Card/ Credit Card / Net
Banking.eIPO can be purchased online at:https://www.epostoffice.gov.inor, it can also be accessed through a link at Official website of India
Post i.e. http://www.indiapost.gov.in
Shri Sinha also unveiled the revamped website of
the India Post which is made more user-friendly and informative to meet the
need of customers in a better way. The citizens shall benefit by getting
relevant information fast and in a user- friendly manner.
During the function, commemorative stationery in the Post Card, Inland Letter
and Envelope Category, each featuring five postal heritage buildings viz. Patna
G.P.O, Delhi G.P.O, Mumbai G.P.O, Shimla G.P.O & Kolkata G.P.O.was also
issued.For the first time, the stationery has been issued in multi-colour
Members of Parliament Ms. MeenakshiLekhi,
Dr.Udit Raj and Shri Ramesh Bidhuri graced the occasion as guest of honour.
Secretary (Posts) Shri A. N. Nanda and Member (Planning) Ms. MeeraHanda were
also present on the occasion.
Post celebrates the National Postal Week every October from 9th to
15th October, starting with World Post Day which is celebrated each
year on 9th October, the anniversary of the establishment of the
Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Berne. The purpose of World Post Day is
to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and
businesses’ everyday lives and its contribution to the social and economic
development of countries. Moving a step ahead, Department of Posts celebrates
National Postal Week undertaking programme/ activities aimed at generating a
broader awareness of its role and activities among the public and media on a