Tuesday, April 2, 2013
TOTAL MODERNIZATION & COMPUTERIZATION AHEAD IN POST OFFICES - NEWS
Post offices across the country will be online integrated into a single network, Union Minister of State for Communications and IT Killi Kruparani said on Sunday. “Post offices have more account holders than banks and more customer-friendly services are in the offing”, she said, at the foundation stone ceremony for a modern post office at Kukatpally.
The new post office is being constructed at a cost of Rs.2 crore and will be one of the hubs for the ‘Logistic Post service’. The Minister explained that under ‘Project Arrow’ 149 post offices were modernised in the State and another 48 were in the pipeline while Aadhaar-enabled pension disbursement and other monitory benefits would also be taken up.
Around 1,000 POs across the country would be equipped with ATMs along with GIS maps and the Mobile Money Order facility would be introduced in October, Ms. Kruparani said.
An ultra modern Automated Mail Processing Centre will be inaugurated at Shamshabad soon. She also said that more post-offices would be built through PPP model. LSP chief Jayaprakash Narayan, Chief Postmaster General Karuna Pillai and Director of Postal Services Mariamma Thomas were present.