Passports soon to be issued by Postal Department

, 12:33 PM IST
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Hyderabad: This Monday at Daak Sadan Abids, BV Sudhakar, Secretary, Department of Posts said MoU has been signed with the External ministry for issuing of passports by the Postal Department to citizens. He said that Postal Department of India has been receiving huge responses from the public for citizen centric schemes. Says the Secretary for now 42 Head Post Office has this service by March 31 next year it would be available in 811 postal departments.

Head Post Office plans to issue 100 passports at an average collecting 300 Rupees per passport giving the department a revenue of 750 crores rupees. Public has been using this service at both Seva Kendras at Hanamkonda and the Mahbubnagar one which were organized last month at these two offices.

Registration for new Adhaar cards is now available at few post offices, a proposal to include the services in the Departments services. The department looks forward to enrollment, modifications and issuing of new Adhaar Cards in the next two months. Speed post booking is the active service given by the head post office and sub post offices.

Around 34.70 crore accounts have been opened in the year 2015 – 2016 and some 35.17 crore accounts have been opened in the year 2016-2017 making the total balance of these accounts to Rs 7.02 lakh crore, the highest balance so far after the department issued orders to provide speed post booking services to the customers on April 14.
The department launched its own Payment bank and two branches made operational from this January one in Raipur the other at Ranchi.

The new Payment bank introduced would focus mainly on financial inclusion. One payment bank will be introduced in each district out of these 650 branches. The bank would network with 1,200 to 1,500 branches for the service. This will benefit Direct benefit Transfer of different social schemes . 978 standalone ATM’s have been made operable since last year December 2016 helping the public to use the Post office Departments ATM’s at large.

The Secretary inaugurated the Crore System Integrator this Monday in Hyderabad. The departmental has also introduced new facility called the in-house facility for the uploading of documents by the potential candidate’s and can also check the results at website www.indiapost.gov.in., as reported in HansIndia.