RURAL ICT-An overview

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Feb 23, 2014 (7 years and 10 months ago)

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RURAL ICT
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An overview



INDIAPOST 2012


Futuristic project of our Department


Has many components


Rural Information & Communication Technology
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Software & Hardware


Integrating this with our core processes


Setting up of data centre
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for centralized data
processing


Computerization & mechanization of mail operations


Managing this change


RURAL ICT


Goal of Rural ICT project:


To provide a low power technology
solution ( ICT) to each branch Postmaster


To enable all the 1,30,000 BOs to improve
the level of service being offered to rural
customers

Rural ICT


Objective


Improve quality of service


Provide value addition
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ATM, mobile banking etc


Financial inclusion of weaker sections


Routing of social welfare schemes through post offices


Improve revenue generation


Coverage:
1,30,000 BOs


Expectation from RICT

Increase Reach of rural EDBOs



Increase traffic of all financial remittances,
savings accounts, CCs and RPLI

Improve mail operations


By allowing for automated booking and delivery of accountable
articles

Increase revenue


By using retail post business , by providing third party
applications


Make disbursement of social security schemes

ILLUSTRATIVE RURAL ICT DEVICES

Future Plan


Utilize the Rural BO’s to


To achieve financial inclusion of Un
-
banked Rural
Population


To disburse social security schemes such as MGNREGA,
Pension Payments


To improve the quality of service offered to the rural
population


To increase revenue by providing retail services, third party
services
etc


What are the hurdles????

Rural Technology Deployment
Challenges

9


Rural ICT Project for NREGS wages
disbursement in A.P Circle



A
greement between Andhra Pradesh state
government, post office & a private company AP
Online


Pilot in 3 districts of Andhra Pradesh Circle


Using hand held devices at the Post office


Biometric authentication
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Finger prints, eye ball etc


Reduces manual record keeping


Required reports/documents can be printed out easily


Future course of action


Rs 2500
crore

project


Processing going on in Postal Directorate


Identification of service providers will be done


Project implemented within the next few
years