Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Postal dept. gets ready for new roles




ALLAHABAD: A daylong workshop was organized at the Post Master General's office to make postal inspectors aware of new technologies and methods to be introduced soon in post offices. The workshop also aimed that their understanding of changes in Department of Posts. The workshop was inaugurated by director, Postal Services of Allahabad Region, Krishna Kumar Yadav on Tuesday.
The workshop was attended by 40 assistant superintendents of posts offices/ inspector of post offices, who were updated about the latest and upcoming changes and new postal services through power point presentation.

Speaking on the occasion, Yadav said that changes being made in postal services, and the department would be extended to rural level. In the era of information and communication technology, the department of posts has decided to ensure that the benefit of these technological advancements reached the villages, he said.

Interacting with the postal inspectors/ superintendents, Yadav asked them to work as a bridge between employees and officers and said that it would enable postal services earn higher revenues.

He also suggested that every postal division should adopt one major organization and 15 villages for implementation of 'Sampoorna Bima Gram' scheme. He said that we should aim at covering maximum number of households under Post Office Savings Bank Scheme.

Under IT Modernization Project-2012, Branch Post Offices located in rural areas would be made high-tech and netbooks and hand-held devices would be provided to these offices. Not only this, branch post offices would get mobile thermal printer, smartcard reader, finger-print scanner, digital camera etc for signature/ document scanning and making transactions. Very soon Post offices would be linked under core banking solution, which would bring revolutionary changes in banking at rural level.

After implementation of CBS, customers of post offices would be able to avail services like net banking, mobile banking and ATMs. Regular monitoring of postal services is being undertaken under the 'Project Arrow', and the overall outlook of post offices was being changed under 'look and feel' scheme. In near future, all post offices would be brought under the Project Arrow scheme and would be made more high-tech through implementation of Core Banking Solutions.

On this occasion top performing assistant superintendents and postal inspectors were felicitated by Yadav. Employees who received awards for their outstanding performance include B K Sharma, B P Singh, assistant superintendent P C Yadav, P K Pathak, Marut Nandan and Vipin Yadav.




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