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DARPAN – Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for A New India (Ministry of Communication)


🗓️ 09th September 2019

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For more than 150 years, the Department of Posts (DoP) has been the backbone of the country’s communication and has played a crucial role in the country’s socio-economic development. According to the need of the time, DoP also requires development of new processes and supporting technology. To fulfill this aspect Ministry of Communication launched DARPAN (Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for A New India).

Introduction

  • DARPAN is Information Technology (IT) modernization project which was launched in the year 2017.
  • It is an initiative of the ‘Ministry of Communication.’
  • The outlay of the project is Rs. 1400 crore and is targeted to complete by March 2018.
  • It offers core banking services to the account holders.

Objectives of the project

  • Intends to provide a low power technology solution to each branch postmaster to improve service delivery
  • 1.29 lakhs branch post offices will be enabling to improve service delivery.
  • Motive is to improve the quality of service, add value to services and achieve “financial inclusion” of un-banked rural population.

Provided facilities under the project

  • DARPAN offers core banking services such as cash deposit and withdrawal in savings bank and recurring deposit, mini statement, Aadhaar seeding and daily transaction report.
  • The application will also be used for the reimbursement of social security benefits such as MNREGS, old age pension and DBT.
  • Improved mail operations processes by allowing for automated booking and delivery of accountable article would be available.

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