Post offices, particularly those in rural Karnataka, will soon have Common Services Centres (CSCs), a new initiative of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, to enable various services using technological developments.
As part of an e-governance programme, CSCs are essentially an ICT-enabled service delivery points for delivering government and other essential services to the rural populace.
The concept will particularly help rural residents as they need go to the taluk or the district headquarters for availing the services which can be accessed from the CSCs. “Once the postal offices are equipped with CSCs, customers can visit their nearest post offices for the services,” said S. Rajendra Kumar, Postmaster General, South Karnataka region.
According to the CSC website, the government, financial, social and private sector services in the areas of agriculture, health, education, entertainment, FMCG products, banking, insurance, pension and utility payments can be accessed from the centers.
Kumar said, “Even Aadhaar update can be done at the CSCs. The postmaster general said there are plans by the Centre to launch 45,000 CSCs this year.”