In Kolkata, there are many postal offices which can be used by the common people for availing the services be it for mailing letters, transferring money through money order, sending media post, speed post, greeting post, direct post, e-bill post and so on.
The India Post provides a conventional form of mail delivery system across the country. Apart from this it also uses Pigeons in Odisha to send mails. In Rajasthan, Camels are used as a postal service to deliver the letters and in Siachen, Dogs are used predominantly for delivering mails. The country possesses the largest network of postal services across the globe with over 1,55,000 post offices, around 5,62,000 letterboxes and covers roughly around 6,04,341 cities and villages spread across length and breadth of India.
The advancement of technology is a boon to the postal system in India which is becoming high tech today. Gone are the days where in the post office in India was only dedicated to delivering posts across India. With time, the India Post is offering a range of multiple financial services at almost all of its post offices spread across the length and breadth of India.
With the backing of the government of India, the India Post has offered a range of financial services mainly to cater to all the sections of people in India with a motto to improve the habit of savings.
The offerings of Financial Services by Post Office in India include:
The saving schemes offered by the Post Office is one of the most popular forms of investment amongst the masses in India as it is safe, reliable form of investment with guaranteed returns. The schemes offer attractive interest rates and, in some cases, it is better than the ones offered by banks making many small investors go for it without having a second thought.
Some of the popular saving schemes run by India Post includes Public Provident Fund (PPF) Account, Time Deposit (TD) Account, National Savings Certificates (NSC), Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP), Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) Account, Monthly Income Scheme (MIS) Account, 5 – Year Recurring Deposit (RD) Account and so on.
Disclaimer: We have sourced the PIN code of all the regions and respective postal data from India Post. Efforts have been made to collect and provide accurate data about postal services, circles, divisions, postal code, zip code, and so on, but we will not guarantee error-free data. If in case, you come across any discrepancy in the postal data provided, then please get back to us regarding the same.