RAIPUR: With a view to ensure proper implementation of e-governance under Digital India Mission, the state postal department has launched Postman Mobile App and Nodal Parcel Delivery and Rural Information Communication and Technology (RICT). Under this, 42 post offices across the state will be able to use this app.
According to the information, the Postman Mobile App will be started in four districts including Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur and Raigarh. The postal e-services involves computerization and digitisation thereby connecting all the post offices including those in rural areas of Chhattisgarh.
On the launch of the applications, chief post master general Dr Sarita Singh said that in order to fulfil the ambitious Digital India programme and Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘s vision of ‘Digital India’, 42 post offices across the state will go the digital way.
In coming months more post offices will be connected with the e-services.
It will provide support in various critical functions of communication, financial services, life insurance products and other retail services, which will now be only a click away.
Dr Sarita Singh added that in Chhattisgarh, electronically empowered post offices will connect the rural areas effectively with the world.
Rural ICT segment of this programme will bring in efficiency in the business transactions.
Under RICT Programme, all rural post offices will be provided computers and electronic gadgets. Majority of devices will be handy and slightly bigger than regular remote control devices for televisions, printers, digital camera, fingerprint scanner, bar code scanners, smart card reader and solar panels.
Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh director postal services Mahendra B Gajbhiye said Rural Postal Life Insurance (RPLI), which was introduced recently for the benefit of rural population with special focus on weaker sections is receiving good response.
RPLI offers various policies for beneficiaries including whole life assurance, convertible whole life assurance, endowment assurance, anticipated endowment assurance for 15 and 20 years and others.