Post offices in rural areas to go digital in Amritsar

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Posted at: Jul 25, 2017, 1:27 AM; last updated: Jul 25, 2017, 1:27 AM (IST)

Amritsar, July 24

Under the rural information and communication technology project, all 391 rural branch post offices under the Amritsar division are set to be digitalised soon. The initiative of the department aims to bring in more efficiency in the working of post offices located in the rural areas under the jurisdiction of the head post office.
As per the system, the staff deputed at the post offices will be given handheld devices which will be connected to the main computing device of the postal authorities. The devices will be working on solar energy. These devices will ensure all banking transactions, apart from regular postal services.
Makhan Singh, Senior Superintendent, Post Offices, Amritsar divison, said, “This will revamp the working of the branch post offices situated in the rural areas. Each and every activity shall be noted by the computing system. This in turn will raise their accountability. It will help us also to keep a better check on them.”
The concerned staff in batch of 30-40 shall be trained at the head post office. When asked about mechanisms to deal with illiterate rural masses, Singh said, “These devices will also have audio feature. The audio will be in the regional language. We will be trying our best to get this system completely established. The entire 391 branch offices will be having this system soon.”
The postal authorities are hopeful that with this new system a new era of their working will begin.

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