Prasad asks Dept of post to work on special stamps on Mahabalipuram

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Ravi Shankar Prasad on the concluding day of National Postal Week Celebrations

New Delhi (NVI): In the wake of successful informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Union Minister of Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad on 15th October 2019 asked officials of postal departments to work on a set of special stamps on Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) due to its historic significance.

The chinese premiere visited India on 11t October for an informal summit.The two days summit was held at the seaside temple town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu.

Speaking at the concluding day of National Postal Week Celebrations Prasad said, Department of Posts should strive for 25 crore postal savings accounts from the current 17 crore , and should make efforts to link the same with accounts of India Post Payments Bank for achieving the goal of financial inclusion.

On the concluding day of National Postal Week Celebrations, Prasad launched a Mobile Banking App for POSB customers.

He also released a commemorative postage stamps on India Perfumes Agarwood and Orange Blossom besides launching a Performance Dashboard of the Department of Posts.

Addresing the event, he urged the department to enhance considerably postal insurance accounts.

He said that 3.5 crore insurance accounts in a population of 130 crore is unacceptable. Adding that Postal Department should come forward to forge partnership with global companies and the administrative issues, if any, would be resolved amicably.

He also directed the department of posts to organize a special letter writing competition on Bapu as a tribute to 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, besides coming out with a set of stamps on unsung heroes of freedom movement and particularly of those imprisoned in Cellular Jail in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

“Over the years India Post has been providing services through its network of 1,55,000 post offices. As a part of its savings bank schemes, the department has opened 1.47 lakh Sukanya Samridhi Yojna accounts for benefitting the girl child. With the setting up of 13,352 Aadhaar centres, 420 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras and a robust digital platform through its Digital Advancement of Rural Post Offices (DARPAN) for A New India , the Department of Posts is trying to provide quality citizen centric services to the customers,” A.N.Nanda, Secretary, Department of Posts said.

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