Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Upgrade workshop for postal employees

Dear Comrades,

VARANASI: In a bid to create awareness among the postal employees about new technologies and methods to be introduced soon in all rural post offices, a one-day workshop was organised at the head post office at Visheshwarganj on Sunday.

The workshop was in line with the department of post's (DoP) ambitious'India Post 2012' project under which IT modernisation of post offices has to be ensured. Director, postal services, Allahabad region, Krishna Kumar Yadav said that it is the priority of the government to take technological advancements to rural level so that rural areas can have better participation in the development of the nation. To do so, he said, branch post offices located in rural areas will now be made high-tech. Netbook and hand-held devices will be made available to these post offices along with mobile thermal printer, smart card reader, finger print scanner, digital camera for signature and document scanning and making transactions.

Yadav emphasised on increasing the revenue at rural level and asked branch post masters to pursue every rural household to open a savings bank account with the post office. He also suggested that every postal division should adopt one major organisation and 15 villages for implementation of Sampoorna Bima Gram Scheme and also that MNREGA and BPL accounts should be opened promptly.

DoP aims at linking the post offices with core banking solution (CBS) to revolutionise banking at rural level. After CBS linkage, the customers of post offices will be able to avail services like net banking, mobile banking and ATM. One of the most important role post offices will play after CBS linkage will be in direct cash transfer under different schemes of the government for subsidy to poor people, Yadav said.

Postal employees were felicitated for performing better by the director. Senior officials of post offices, branch postmasters and gramin dak sewaks of rural areas of Varanasi and Sant Ravidas Nagar (Bhadohi) districts participated in the workshop.

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