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Indian Postal Services to be Computerised by 2013

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In a new e-governance initiative Government of India (GOI) has approved a proposal for the 'IT Modernisation Project' of Department of Posts (DoP) to be implemented in a phased manner by 2012-13, subject to availability of funds for improving postal operations. The proposal includes computerisation of all non-computerised post offices, development of software for various operations of DoP, commissioning of a data centre, provision of network connectivity and implementation of rural technology solution. A state-wise list of the number of post-offices already computerized had been released in which Uttar Pradesh has the most number of computerised post offices- 1510 and the least number of computerised post offices in Jammu and Kashmir- 132. The information was released by the Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology, Sachin Pilot in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 9th March 2011.

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