Government of India established an organization to people of India called Department of India Post to serve delivering mails, banking, insurance and etc. In India, it is generally referred as ‘the post office’. Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Government of India has taken the responsibilities of India post to run in a way to serve Indian citizens. It is the leading and the most widely distributed postal system in the world. To maintain the largest postal network in the world, it always providing the services with speed, reliability, human touch, safe, value for money basis and last mile connectivity to the customers. It is always acting as interface between Government and citizens.
Department of Indian postal service touches the lives of every citizen in India. From last 150 years, department of posts developed huge postal network in the world. It is almost 150+ years old organization. At the time of independence, there were 23344 post offices and most of them are located in urban areas. But now, it has 1.5 Lac+ post offices of which 89.87% are in located in the rural areas. A single post office of Government of India post serves an area of 21.23 Sq. Km and also 8086 people.
The department of posts serves all residents of India. Rural citizens are main in India, this is only service which serves them. There services are available to Public Institutions, Private business, media, Government organizations, Philatelists, Banks and other Postal administrations. This postal is an important service provider in the domestic courier industry with fast, safe, secure delivery of documents or parcels or packages.
The department of posts provides many services like delivering mails, life insurance cover under postal life insurance and rural life insurance, accepting deposits under small savings schemes, money transfer, banking, philately, retail services like bill collection, sale of forms etc. These services are provides with speed, secure, safety and value for money basis to the customers. It is an agent between Indian citizens to Government of India for discharging some important services for Indian citizens like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme wage disbursement and old age pension payments with 1.5 Lac+ post offices. The brief discussion of these services is given below:
India Post Mail Services
The department of posts primary function is collection, processing, transmission and delivery of mails. These are classified into first class and second class mails. First class mails get free air mail transaction within India and second class mail get air lift only. The different mail services are given below:
- Inland letter cards.
- Ordinary post.
- Book Packet.
- Registered news paper.
- Blind literature packet.
- Registration or Registered post.
- Insurance of postal articles.
- Value payable post.
The premium products are given below:
- Speed Post.
- Business Post.
- Express parcel post.
- Media post.
- Greeting post.
- Logistics post.
India Post Tracking
The department of Indian postal services provides the article or parcel or package or consignment tracking status, which is booked at various post offices in India. By using this feature you can track speed post tracking, registered post tracking, India post tracking and other mail tracking status with speed, secure and safety. The user can track the current status and delivery status of the article or package or parcel at every stage. The step by step tracking procedure is given below:
- The parcel tracking number is printed on the booking receipt.
- A thirteen digit barcode is printed, which represents the reference number.
- Enter this barcode in the official website tool box and then press the ‘GO’ button then you will get the article current or delivery status.
- You can also track through SMS service. Just type ‘POST TRACK <13 digit article number>’ and send SMS to 166 or 51969.
India Post Financial Services
India post provides different types of financial services like savings and insurance. Its savings schemes are more risk free and secure. It is an attractive investment option for small investors. The post office savings bank is the largest and oldest banking network in India for both rural and urban clients. These services are under the control of Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
Different type of post office savings schemes are given below:
- Savings account.
- 5 – Year recurring deposit account.
- Time deposit account.
- Monthly income scheme account.
- Public provident fund account.
- National savings certificate.
- Senior citizen savings scheme account.
- Sukanya Samriddhi account.
- Kisan Vikas Patra.
Different type of post office money remittance services are given below:
- Money order.
- Instant money order.
- International money transfer.
- Money gram – Money transfer.
- Electronic clearance transfer.
- IFS money order.
- Mobile money transfer.
The other type of post office services is given below:
- Mutual funds.
- Forex services.
- Postal life insurance.
- Rural postal life insurance.
- Jansuraksha scheme.
- India post payment bank.
Due to the services provided by India postal department, it becomes major backbone for Indian citizens. Its special services like delivering mails, banking, insurance and etc are playing the important role in social development and economic development of India. Its wings are spread across every corner of India. The department of Indian posts providing the services with speed secure, responsible and reliable. Finally it is acting as interface between Government and Indian citizens in many ways and it is the widely distributed postal network in India and also in the world.