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India Post showcases web-based services on Good Governance Day

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On the occasion of Good Governance day, the Department of Posts – “India Post” showcased some of the web-based services for citizens of India at an exhibition organised by the Ministry of Communications & Information technology.

The India Post showcased following initiatives:

(i) The usage of hand held device which would be used by village Postmaster. All types of transactions related to the services of Post will be offered through the wireless hand held device in rural post offices under the ongoing IT project.

(ii) My Stamp counter was set up where customised stamp could be made, which could also be used as postage.

(iii) The monitoring of mail transmission under MNOP (Mail Network Optimisation Project) and of Project Arrow Offices through web-based tools was displayed.

(iv) The functioning of e-Post Office- a virtual Post Office where an individual can do postal transaction was also on display.

(v) A pilot connecting weavers of Varanasi with e-commerce portal Sanpdeal was started at Varanasi and its portal was displayed in the exhibition in Delhi.

The Minster of Communications &Information Technology, Ravi Shanker Prasad launched an e-Book and a pocket book on products and services of Department of Posts. He also announced the enhancement of maximum sum assured limit in Postal Life Insurance from Rs 20-50 lakh.


As part of the agenda to promote good governance through e-initiatives in the Department of Posts, an e-Book was launched. This e-Book can be accessed directly on the India Post official website or by scanning a Quick Response (QR) Code Printed on a card. Details of the new initiatives of the Department of Posts, along with existing services are available on the e-Book.

e-Pocket Book

In order to provide an easy to carry reference book containing the details of all products and services of the Department of Posts in hard form, a Pocket Book was also launched. This would be available in all post offices and shall promote Good Governance by making details of services and their rates available to the common man, in a simple, reader friendly and pocket sized format.

Postal Life Insurance

The present maximum sum assured limit in Postal Life Insurance is Rs. 20 lakh per individual. In order to give benefit of greater insurance to the customers, upper insurance limit has been enhanced from Rs. 20 lakh to Rs. 50 lakh.

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