Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Honourable MOCIT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad handing over RICT devices to Branch Post Masters in a function organized in New Delhi on 28th December, 2015.

The Rural Information and Communication Technology (Rural ICT) solution will computerize rural Post Offices and will enable Branch offices to deliver new and improved services to rural customers. Rural ICT Solution will link approximately 1.30 lakh branch post offices with IT network of the department.

 The objectives of this solution are: 

To deliver financial services to the rural population
To enable Branch Offices to make disbursements for social security schemes such as MGNREGS
To improve the quality of services being offered to rural customers
To increase revenue by offering new services to the rural customer like Electricity/Telephone bill collection, Booking of train tickets etc.

Benefits of RICT 

Higher Self Esteem for the Gramin Dak Sevak
‘One stop’ for delivering government financial schemes
Storage of customer data across on a central server
Availability of all departmental services at the Branch Office
Delivery of services to the rural customers at their doorstep
Increased customer satisfaction
Reduction in manual workload at Head Post Office and Sub Post Office

Key highlights of RICT 

Branch Post Masters to be given a hand held device for day-to-day operations
Through the hand held device, BPM will be able to do transactions for Core Banking, Insurance and Mail Operations
Scanning of documents and barcodes through a scanner
Regional language support on the handheld device
Provision of solar panels for battery charging at all Branch offices

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