Shri Ajit Seth, Union Cabinet Secretary, has said that Post Offices should become the Front Offices of the Government of India, enlarging their role in communication, distribution and financial services. Quoting models from other countries, he said that the post office plays a significant role in the development of the nation. Shri Seth said this here today while interacting with senior officers of the Department of Posts as part of off-campus talks on ‘Good Governance’ organized by the Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy.
“With a large network of 1, 55,000 Post Offices spread across the country, the Post Office touches the life of everyone. There is a joy in visiting the Post Office”, the Cabinet Secretary said. He expressed his satisfaction on the implementation of the IT modernization project of the Department. With a large outlay of Rs 4,900 crore, the IT project of India Post will bring substantial benefits to the citizens of India. Shri Seth wanted the Department to be prepared to manage the massive changes that would arise on introduction of the IT modernization project. He felt that with this kind of technology initiative, the Post Office will be in a position to become the front office of the Government to the citizens.