The Banking Service Scheme at Post offices began in September last year. Under this scheme, 1 crore postal bank accounts have been opened across India. And in the state of Tamil Nadu alone, 3 lakh 98 thousand accounts have been opened. Until last month, only postal bank account holders had access to the postal banking service. But currently, this service is to be expanded. This means that any customer of any bank, if he/she has connected his/her bank account with Aadhaar number, then one can now make money transactions in postal banks ie post offices. One can withdraw money from there.
The new facility was implemented on September 1. Federal Law and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad officially announced the scheme at the postal bank’s one-year anniversary held in Delhi yesterday. ‘This year, across India, about 1 crore postal bank accounts have been opened. This is very low compared to the ‘Jan Dan Yojana’ scheme. So the number of postal bank accounts should be increased to 5 crores in the next year’, Ravi Shankar said. At the end of one year, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad presented awards to the states that have performed well in the postal banking service.
In this, Tamilnadu won first place (Kaun Banega Bahubali) in India for the Best Performance of the employees. Similarly, Tamil Nadu won the 3rd place award in the ‘Digital Village’ plan. The awards were received by the group headed by Tamil Nadu chief postmaster general, Sampath.