Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Plan to strengthen Money Order service: Postal Dept.

Contrary to reports that Money Order service is being withdrawn, the Postal Department has said that plans are afoot to strengthen the facility using technology for the benefit of the people. The department averred that the time-tested money order service will not be terminated.

“Some reports are appearing in newspapers stating that the service will be withdrawn. It’s not correct. Such negative publicity is creating unnecessary apprehensions in the public domain,” said B.V. Sudhakar, Chief Postmaster General, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Using technology, services like Electronic Money Order, Instant Money Order and Mobile Money Order were brought into vogue and these services were found to be user-friendly.

Electronic Money Order is an electronic format of traditional MOs, which enables payment at doorstep, drastically cutting down physical transmission. The booking for these services can be done at any post office, according to another official. He said the service was one of the prominent modes of door-to-door money transfer since decades.

He said the department was implementing the facility in as many as 50 postal divisions covering 95 head post offices, sub-post offices in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The Directorate of Post Offices in New Delhi, it is learnt, is trying to zero-in on those who are trying to mislead the people with incorrect information. “We advise people not to fall prey to the false information. The department will continue to implement the service effectively for the benefit of public,” he added.

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