India Publish is engaged on tasks and applied sciences to supply authorities providers on the doorstep and add 10,000 put up workplaces this yr to boost its attain, a high official of the division mentioned on Thursday.
Division of Posts Secretary Aman Sharma at a CII convention mentioned that the federal government has supplied the division with Rs 5,200 crore for the modernisation of the put up workplaces utilizing expertise.
“We have now lately accomplished supply by drones in Gujarat. The federal government has requested us to take ahead the IT challenge that we began in 2012. The postal and varied authorities providers will likely be quickly given on doorsteps.
“Fairly than folks coming to put up workplaces, with the assistance of expertise, providers will likely be delivered on their doorsteps,” Sharma mentioned.
He mentioned that digital transformation goes to be the way in which ahead and the federal government could be very bullish on utilizing expertise to supply providers to residents.
In the course of the pandemic, India Publish delivered greater than Rs 20,000 crore to the doorstep of individuals utilizing Aadhaar enabled fee methods.
“Authorities is asking us to boost our attain additional and open extra put up workplaces. We have now simply obtained permission to open 10,000 extra put up workplaces. These will likely be brick and mortar buildings in far-flung areas. The federal government desires banking and monetary providers to be accessible to folks inside 5 kilometres of their dwelling. Due to this fact, we’re organising extra put up workplaces,” Sharma mentioned.
The brand new 10,000 put up workplaces will likely be opened in the course of the present monetary yr, which can take the entire variety of put up workplaces in India to round 1.7 lakh.