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Rural post offices to provide e-services

Rural post offices across the country will also function as common service centres CSCs providing e-services
Rural post offices to provide e-services

Union Minister for Information and Technology and Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad said rural post offices across the country will also function as common service centres (CSCs) providing e-services.

He said this while asserting that the postal department had a crucial role to play in bringing in digital revolution in the country. 

"Our vision of digital India is to ensure that from a mason to barber to a tyre-puncture repairer, all can access newer avenues of growth using communications equipment like a smart phone," said Prasad while inaugurating the revamped building of Bhowanipore post office here.

"We are also committed to developing E-commerce, E-education and E-health. This is the larger vision of digital India. And in this digital India initiative, rural post offices have a very crucial role to play.

"We have decided that all the 1.30 lakh rural post offices should also become common service centres (CSCs) to further provide services," the minister added. 

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