Mumbai, January 24 2014: The Indian Postal department moved its core IT operations to a state of the art data centre today, enabling all post office solutions to be operated through a single network and post offices to provide a slate of competitive banking and insurance services.The Data Centre located at the Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City (DAKC), Navi Mumba, was dedicated to the nation today, by Minister of Communications & IT, Kapil Sibal.
The Data Centre to be manned by postal department personnel with tech support provided by Reliance Communications, hosts the department’s servers and will manage its data infrastructure centrally. These solutions can be accessed by all Post offices across India for carrying out daily transactions.
The availability of centralized information along with core banking facility will provide customers with anytime anywhere access to their savings bank accounts and insurance policies through any post office counter, ATM, e-banking portal through mobile or internet. It will make deposit and withdrawal of money, payment of insurance premium easy and flexible for the common man. Wage disbursement and pension payments for the different Government schemes will be made with greater speed, efficiency and reliability and the visibility of the transactions will ensure greater transparency in these citizen benefit schemes.
Availability of real time integrated information will also offer increased consistency and reliability in mail, parcels and logistics delivery system in line with global standards, resulting in better public service to the people.
The Data Centre is one of the initiatives for modernization and computerization of all Post offices in the country and is expected to help the wide deployment of Rural Information Communication Technology (Rural ICT) infrastructure in all 1,30,000 Rural Post Offices.