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Rural post office to be connected digitally soon

The project is to digitise all the 1,29,323 rural post offices digitally and connect them with the help of SIM card based network and ensuring proper power supply backup with the help of solar energy.
Rural post office to be connected digitally soon

Now when the nation is getting technologically advance there are few more things which will been seen with new face. The age old methods have been transformed in farming, agriculture, education, health and sanitation to digitally to connect the rural to urban and transform the methods for development.

Similarly, government thought to connect all rural post offices digitally by March 2017, Parliament was informed. "Government is digitally connecting all 1,29,323 gramin dak sewak post offices in rural areas across the country by March 2017," Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

The government has approved the Department of Posts’ IT Modernisation Project with a total outlay of Rs 4,909 crore aiming modernisation, digitisation and networking of around 1,55,000 post offices.

The Minister said the Rural Information and Communication Technology (RICT) project is in its implementation phase and goal of this project is to digitise all the 1,29,323 rural post offices through a handheld computing device, connecting them with the help of SIM card based network and ensuring proper power supply backup with the help of solar energy.

Prasad said the core banking service (CBS) is being implemented in all 25,297 departmental post offices of the country.

"Once RICT is deployed in gramin dak sewak post offices in rural areas, they will be connected to CBS also. Hence, all the post offices in the country will work on common core banking platform," Prasad added.

The minister further said Department of Posts is also setting up ATMs with the CBS for the convenience of post office customers and by March 2016, 1,000 ATMs are planned to be installed.
 

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