KOLKATA, 27 JAN: The Centre has sanctioned Rs 4,700 crores for the computerisation and modernisation of post offices in India.
"Around Rs 1,500 crores of this will be spent for the installation of computer hardware system in rural post offices in the country," Centre minister of state for Communication and IT, Dr (Mrs) K Killi said after inaugurating an Automated Mail Processing (AMP) centre in Kolkata today.
“Every post office in our country will provide online services to the citizens in both rural and urban areas by May 2014. It will be possible for people to check the status of their mail and parcel, and will be able to enquire whether the mail and parcel had been delivered. 1,000 ATMs will be installed in the main post offices by the end of the next one and half year,” Dr Killi said.
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