Digital Post office coming up by March 2017
The Parliament was told on Friday, the postal department are planning digital post offices across the country by March 2017 as a part of its modernization project.
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]T[/dropcap]he communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Rajya Sabha in the written reply that “ the government has approved the department of posts IT modernization project with the outlay of Rs,4909 crore ($730.15 Million) for digitization and networking of 155000 post offices, including 129323 Gramin Dak Sewak Post offices in rural areas across the country.
The modernization project also visualizes all the postal mail, accounts and administrative offices in the country will be computerized on a single wide area network and they would also set up a centralized data centre & disaster recovery centre.
“Infosys Ltd is the vendor for rural system integrator and Telecommunication Consultant India Ltd is lead partner of consortium with Ricoh India Ltd for supplying and maintaining the rural hardware,” he said.
The project will also provide multiple channels of user interaction, including ATMs, call centres, employee help desks and SMS gateway.
“Digitisation will be through a handheld computing device, connecting the rural post offices with a SIM card based network and ensuring power supply backup with solar energy,” he said.
The project will also increase the rural reach of the postal department, traffic of financial remittances, savings accounts, rural postal life insurance, disbursing social security schemes and improving mail operation processes.
Milestones of Post office
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2. The conversion rate used in this article is 1 US Dollar = 67.23 Rupees.
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