The state of the art Data Centre of Department of Posts has been inaugurated by the Minister of Communications & IT and Law & Justice, Kapil Sibal, at Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City (DAKC), Navi Mumbai last week. The Data Centre provides a facility to host Department’s servers and manage its data infrastructure centrally, thus enabling all the post office service solutions to be operated through one large network.
These solutions hosted on the Data Center will be accessed by all post offices across India for carrying out daily transactions. Details of these transactions carried out by different post offices will be available in the Data Center on almost a real time basis and the information could be accessed across the network through secure mechanism.
Availability of centralized information along with core banking facility will enable customers with anytime and anywhere access to their savings bank accounts and insurance policies through any post office counter, ATM, e-banking portal through mobile or internet. It will make deposit and withdrawal of money, payment of insurance premium easy and flexible for the common man.
Wage disbursement and pension payments for the different Government schemes will be made with greater speed, efficiency and reliability and the visibility of the transactions will ensure greater transparency in these citizen benefit schemes. Availability of real time integrated information will also offer increased consistency and reliability in mail, parcels and logistics delivery system in line with global standards, resulting in better public service to the people.
The Data Center is one of the many initiatives which have been undertaken by the Department of Posts as part of the IT Project which aims at:
- Modernization and computerization of all Post offices in the country
- Development of software applications covering all operations of the Department -Mail Operations, Postal Banking, Insurance, Finance and HR
- Establishment of IT Infrastructure – Data center, Wide Area Network (WAN) based networking of the departmental post offices
- Deployment of Rural Information Communication Technology (Rural ICT) infrastructure in all 1,30,000 rural post offices