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e-Postal Services in Indian state – Jharkhand

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Jharkhand postal services will soon go online. The Postal Circle in the Indian state of Jharkhand is launching a INR 113 crore project to make the postal services completely elctronic.

The Postal Circle has inaugurated an air-conditioned state-of-the-art customer interface centre at Ranchi Head Post Office. The centre equipped with all modern communication gadgets such as touch screen kiosks would enable the users to send instant money orders and speed posts.

Speaking about the initiative, Jharkhand Postal Services Director Anil Kumar said, “Customer interface corner would soon house cyber cafes also at Doranda head post office, besides three other post offices located at Hazaribag, Jamshedpur and Madhupur.”

These cyber cafes would run on dedicated broadband connection, and would be cheaper than market. Later, the facility would be extended to 35 other post offices.

The state owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has been engaged for providing inter-linkages for 4,000 post offices across Jharkhand for enabling on-line operations.

It is expected that the project once completed will help people in far flung areas to access other services such as make online purchases, pay electricity and telephone bills, book railway tickets.

After the success of the railway ticket booking centre in Deoghar the circle also plans to lauch similar services in Mango post offices at Jamshedpur. The launch is set for August 29.

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