India Post (Dept. of Posts) has launched electronic Indian Postal Order (e-IPO) for Indian Citizens living in India. Last year the Department had launched the e-IPO for Indian Citizens living abroad across the globe to facilitate them for paying online fee for seeking information under the RTI Act, 2005. e-IPO is a facility to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically for paying RTI fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal.
Under this service, the applicant needs to register at e-Post Office portal of India Post or through India Post web site (where a link for e-Post Office has been provided) to create his/ her profile for the first time. Both debit and credit cards of any Bank powered by Visa/ Master can be used for this purpose. After paying the fee on-line one just need to annex the print-out of the receipt to the RTI application.
Two other services are also launched on the occasion:
Locality-based Pin Code Search Directory
This will facilitate the public to locate Pin Code up to locality level for usage of correct Pin Code on their mail articles thereby helping in expediting mail processing. This facility can be accessed through India Post web-site.
Value addition to e-Post services
Many to One: This facilitates sending of same ePost message from many senders to one recipient on recipient’s email box; and One to many: This facilitates sending of same ePost message from a sender to multiple recipients on recipient’s email inbox.
‘e-Post’ facilitates the customer to send their messages to any address in India with a combination of electronic transmission and physical delivery through a network of almost 1,55,000 Post Offices. In addition, corporate customers can also avail e-Post facility at special rates and other value additions