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  • COVID-19 has reiterated the importance of India Post Sep 12, 2020 10:21 AM IST

    COVID-19 has reiterated the importance of India Post

    If the humble postal service is serving the larger goal of sustaining democracy in the US, in India, where it works as a bank, pension fund, primary savings instrument and delivery service, it is doing the job of literally saving lives

  • India Post is now resolving parcel delivery related concerns on Twitter Jul 17, 2020 10:56 PM IST

    India Post is now resolving parcel delivery related concerns on Twitter

    The over 2 lakh followers of India Post on Twitter can now raise complaints in English or Hindi and have their issues resolved in no time.

  • India Post not to charge any late payment fee for RD holders in May Jun 03, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    India Post not to charge any late payment fee for RD holders in May

    Considering that the movement is restricted during the nationwide lockdown, the Department of Posts has announced that RD account holders may deposit the instalment of May till June 30 and there would not be any "revival fee", the official said.

  • ICMR partners India Post for delivery of COVID-19 testing kits to labs May 07, 2020 09:20 PM IST

    ICMR partners India Post for delivery of COVID-19 testing kits to labs

    Nodal officers have been identified from both the agencies -- Department of Post and ICMR for each regional depot to ensure smooth operations.

  • Janaushadhi Kendras accepting orders on WhatsApp, e-mail to facilitate access to medicines: Govt May 05, 2020 03:00 PM IST

    Janaushadhi Kendras accepting orders on WhatsApp, e-mail to facilitate access to medicines: Govt

    At present, there are over 6,300 Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJK) functioning in 726 districts of the country ensuring supply of quality medicines at affordable prices, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers said in a statement.

  • India Post designs 22 routes connecting 75 cities to deliver essentials faster Apr 24, 2020 10:37 PM IST

    India Post designs 22 routes connecting 75 cities to deliver essentials faster

    The Department of Posts has already taken a number of initiatives to ensure supplies of essential items including medicines, coronavirus testing kits, masks, sanitizers, PPEs and medical equipment including ventilators and defibrillators to all corners of the country, the statement said.

  • Communication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad directs India Post to prioritise medicines delivery Apr 13, 2020 10:52 PM IST

    Communication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad directs India Post to prioritise medicines delivery

    The minister also shared that the postal department has been able to achieve record financial transaction during the lockdown either by paying people at their doorstep or from nearby post offices.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | India Posts extends insurance premium payment deadline till June 30 Apr 11, 2020 08:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | India Posts extends insurance premium payment deadline till June 30

    According to official data there are 64.62 lakh Postal Life Insurance (PLI) policies and 2.5 crore lakh RPLI were active in March.

  • India Post releases special cover on Gandhi's 'Young India' Nov 17, 2019 04:41 PM IST

    India Post releases special cover on Gandhi's 'Young India'

    The special cover was released at an ongoing philatelic exhibition here on Saturday.

  • India Post launches mobile banking app for its savings account customers Oct 15, 2019 09:13 PM IST

    India Post launches mobile banking app for its savings account customers

    The facility will be available to all savings account holders of core banking solutions (CBS)- enabled post offices.

  • India Post starts speed post service to six new foreign countries Sep 18, 2019 04:00 PM IST

    India Post starts speed post service to six new foreign countries

    EMS or Express Mail Service is a premium service that enables its users to send documents and merchandise faster and with the added facility of being able to track the movement of the item on the internet

  • TCS modernises 1.5 lakh post offices under multi-year deal with India Post Apr 21, 2019 02:10 PM IST

    TCS modernises 1.5 lakh post offices under multi-year deal with India Post

    In 2013, the Mumbai-based company had announced receiving an over Rs 1,100- crore multi-year contract from the Department of Posts for an end-to-end IT modernisation programme.

  • India Post now biggest loss-making PSU, loses Rs 15,000 crore in FY19 Apr 15, 2019 01:32 PM IST

    India Post now biggest loss-making PSU, loses Rs 15,000 crore in FY19

    Like all other state-run entities, India Post is also plagued by high operating costs and compensation to employees.

  • Quick Take | 5 reasons why India Post's e-commerce foray is a bad idea Dec 18, 2018 03:43 PM IST

    Quick Take | 5 reasons why India Post's e-commerce foray is a bad idea

    Reason no 1: India Post is late to the party.

  • India Post announces full-fledged entry into e-commerce Dec 14, 2018 06:08 PM IST

    India Post announces full-fledged entry into e-commerce

    "India Post is open for registration of all vendors for e-commerce business. It will pick up products from vendor and deliver to doorstep of customers," Manoj Sinha said.

  • From posting parcels to delivery of banking services, will India Post succeed? Sep 08, 2018 07:41 PM IST

    From posting parcels to delivery of banking services, will India Post succeed?

    India’s 164-year-old government-owned postal service, which has fallen into its traditional public sector mould, attempts to resurrect into a common man’s tech-savvy doorstep banker

  • PM launches India Post Payments Bank; IPPB to offer doorstep banking, drive financial inclusion Sep 01, 2018 05:20 PM IST

    PM launches India Post Payments Bank; IPPB to offer doorstep banking, drive financial inclusion

    IPPB will be available through 650 branches and 3,250 access points. Deposits in any account that exceed Rs 1 lakh will be automatically converted into post office savings account

  • India Post Payments Bank to launch on Sept 1, postmen will help you open accounts Aug 30, 2018 08:57 PM IST

    India Post Payments Bank to launch on Sept 1, postmen will help you open accounts

    All customers will be given a QR code card, different from a debit or credit card, which can be used for making payments by scanning the QR code and authenticating their biometric.

  • Postman from Odisha suspended for dumping over 6000 letters in the past 10 years Aug 16, 2018 03:51 PM IST

    Postman from Odisha suspended for dumping over 6000 letters in the past 10 years

    The undelivered letters along with various other packages were discovered by a group of school children, who were playing at the recently abandoned post office.

  • 650 India Post Payments Bank branches to start by May: Manoj Sinha Apr 29, 2018 05:30 PM IST

    650 India Post Payments Bank branches to start by May: Manoj Sinha

    India Post had received permission from the RBI to start a payments bank in January last year, following which it set up two branches, on a pilot basis, in Raipur and Ranchi

  • India Post to equip postmen with Point of Sale machines Mar 16, 2018 05:28 PM IST

    India Post to equip postmen with Point of Sale machines

    The Indian branch of a French payments company, Lyra Networks India, is responsible for developing the network of PoS machines across the country.

  • New year, new clothes! India Post to get a chic khadi makeover Jan 19, 2018 04:23 PM IST

    New year, new clothes! India Post to get a chic khadi makeover

    Each of the 62,000 postmen and postwomen in the country will be given two sets of their new outfits, along with sweaters for winter months.

  • 'Mail has increased but charm has gone': An Indian postman's existential crisis Oct 10, 2017 02:20 PM IST

    'Mail has increased but charm has gone': An Indian postman's existential crisis

    On National Post Day, Kerala postman Ferdinand Perera, who has spent 34 years in the job, longs for the good-old days.

  • India Post’s Twitter Seva resolves 32,000 complaints Jun 15, 2017 11:32 AM IST

    India Post’s Twitter Seva resolves 32,000 complaints

    India Post's core business continues to be "snail mail", but it seems to be showing signs of keeping up with the times.

  • Aditya Birla Group gets RBI licence to start payments bank Apr 04, 2017 06:49 PM IST

    Aditya Birla Group gets RBI licence to start payments bank

    The Aditya Birla Group today said it has received licence from the Reserve Bank of India to start payments bank.

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