34 lakh transactions made through the Post Office Savings Bank, 6.5 lakh through IPPB during closing

NEW DELHI: During the closing period of March 31, up to 34 lakh transactions were made through the Post Office and 6.5 lakh transactions through the Bank.

Online drug company netmeds.com and e-commerce company Amazon have also reached out to India Post for drug and commodity delivery in subways and some other locations, according to an official statement.

During the closing period of March 31, 2020, 34 lakh transactions were made through POSB (Post Office Savings Bank) and 6.5 lakh transactions through IPPB (India Post Payments Bank). About 2 lakh accounting mails, including fast registration letters, packages and money orders were delivered, he said.

Mobile post offices are operating in Kerala, Telengana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and a few other circles to provide essential postal and financial services.

The routes of these mobile post offices are decided based on requirements, according to the statement.

The post department is also moving ventilators, COVID-19 test kits, and other medical services as requested by various organizations from select locations to destinations across the country through the use of cargo airlines and its own network of mail engines.

Telengana Circle has partnered with the health department for the distribution of medical kits, while Gujarat Circle has dispatched shipments of medical supplies and essential drugs to Surat, Bharuch, Valsad, Rajkot, Jaipur, Pune and Kolkata in association with.

Under the Ganga Swaroop Yojana, a Gujarat government scheme for payment of benefits to widows, Gujarat Circle has developed an extensive mechanism to guarantee such payments in rural and semi-urban areas to widow beneficiaries. An amount of Rs 51 million has been paid. Accredited at 4 lakh Post Office Saving Bank Accounts and its disbursement will start from April 3, he said.