Thursday, June 25, 2015

First Postal ATM of Himachal Pradesh inaugurated

First postal ATM (Automated Teller Machine) in Himachal was operational from yesterday with its inauguration at General Post Office (GPO) by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

Speaking on the occasion, Singh said that the ATM facility would help the Postal department to increase the number of savings bank accounts in post offices and also facilitate the customers to avail these services through Internet, mobile and other core banking solutions (CBS).

Initially, 22 ATMs would be set up in Himachal Pradesh at GPO Kusumpti, Summer-hill, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Barsar, Mandi, Sundernagar, Kullu, Keylong, Dharamsala, Palampur, Kangra, Dehra, Solan, Nalagarh, Parwanoo, Nahan, Rampur, Reckong-Peo, Una and Chamba, he added.

All the 2,316 branches of the post offices of HP circle including rural branch post offices will be provided handheld devices capable of internet connectivity, bar code, smart card and bio-metric reader soon, he added.

Chief Post Master General, Major General AK Suri, gave a detailed account of services rendered by post office in the state, particularly in remote and far-flung areas.

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