Post office to launch mobile remittance scheme

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Post office to launch mobile remittance scheme
Kottayam, July 29: Postal Department is launching an instant money remittance scheme, mobile remittance scheme, in tie-up with the BSNL infrastructure by next month, Chief Postmaster General (Kerala Circle) Sobha Koshy said today.

In the first phase the scheme will be implemented in selected states like Kerala, Bihar, New Delhi and Punjab, Koshy told reporters after releasing a special postal cover in connection with the ruby jubilee celebrations of Kottayam Press Club. In Kerala the scheme will be implemented in selected 30 post offices in Idukki, Aluva and Pathanamthitta.

As per the scheme a person can send money through the post office which will send a message to the other post office about the amount to be given to the other person, she said. Koshy said the process of computerising the entire postal network in the country, numbering 1,55,000 post offices, was going on.

In Kerala out of 1507 post offices, except 29 post offices rest are computerised. The department is also planning to implement a range of products including e-post facility instead of letter, electronic money order scheme by which upto Rs 5000 will be sent with a small message, M O Videsh and pick-up service. 

PTI

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Story first published: Monday, July 30, 2012, 0:00 [IST]
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