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Electricity, Water, Gas Payments And More Through Post Offices

Electricity, water, and gas pills can now be paid for by visiting any of the 800 post offices in the Karnataka state. Other payments like life and general insurance premiums, equated monthly installments and more can be paid the same way. Another positive of this method of transactions is the fact that online applications for loans can also be filled through post offices. The aforementioned services were offered by post offices for three months prior to making it official in order to test it and see if it is practical enough. Around 10,000 post offices all over the country have tried out offering these services including the 800 ones in the state. The postal department has also installed a special service vehicle of the information technology and electronics ministry in various post offices

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The Karnataka Circle Chief Postmaster General mentioned that out of the 50% post offices in which the aforementioned service centers had been installed, 345 of them are in North Karnataka while the other 386 are located in South Karnataka. It is also mentioned how in the Bangalore zone alone 120 centers have been made available. Various schemes by the Centre like the Prime Minister Street Vendor’s Atmanirbhar Nidhi scheme, Prime Minster’s Jan Arogya scheme, National Pension Scheme, Pan Cards, e-stamp services will also be made available through apps. Furthermore, with the help of dock Niryath Kendra, farmers will be able to sell their produce at a reasonable price. According to Postmaster General V Tara, farmers need not depend on middlemen and can sell their produce for the price they deem right with this system. As of now, these services have been launched in Bidar, Hubli, Channapatna, Mysuru, and Shivamogga.

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