Government started 5-star scheme of post office for village, ordinary man gets immediate benefit

Mumbai. The Department of Posts (India Post) has launched a program called the Five Star Village Scheme to facilitate the implementation of large rural postal schemes in all parts of the country. This program seeks to bridge the gap between public awareness and access to post offices and services, especially in remote villages. Under the Five Star Villages scheme, all postal products and services are made available at the village level. The branches will act as a one-stop shop to cater for all related needs of the villagers. Schemes that fall under the five-star scheme include: (1) Savings Bank Accounts, Periodic Deposits, NSC / KVP Certificates (2) Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts / PPF Accounts (3) Funded Post Office Savings Account Indian Postal Payment Bank Accounts (4) Post Life Insurance Policy / Grameen Post Life Insurance Policy and (5) Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana Account / Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana Account. If a village now receives universal coverage for four schemes from the above list, that village will receive four-star status. If a village completes three plans, that village will receive three-star status. Pilot project startedSanjay Dhotre, the Union’s Foreign Minister for Communications, said at the inauguration of the plan that the plan is being launched in Maharashtra for the time being. Based on the experience here, it will be rolled out across the country. The postman and the mail department are an important part of the life of the ordinary citizen.

Interest Rate – In the Post Office’s NSC schedule, interest is paid at the rate of 6.8 percent per annum. It is compounded on an annual basis, but payment is only on the due date. The term of office of this scheme is 5 years old. However, after the term has expired, it can be extended for another 5 years.

The entire state of Maharashtra is covered by this scheme. To begin with, two rural districts / regions have been identified for each region: Akola and Washim in Nagpur region; Parbhani and Hingoli in Aurangabad region; Solapur and Pandharpur in the Pune region; Kolhapur and Sangli in the Goa region; And Malegaon and Palghar in Navi Mumbai region. A total of 50 villages in each district will be covered during the current 2020-2021 fiscal year. Regional offices will identify the villages to be included. How does the scheme reach each village? This will be carried out by a team of five Gramin Dak Sevaks who will be assigned a village to market all of the postal department’s products, savings and insurance schemes. This team will be led by the branch mailmaster of the relevant branch office. The postal inspector personally monitors the team’s progress on a daily basis. The teams will be led and supervised by the respective department heads, assistant post inspectors and inspector posts. CampaignThe Gramin Dak Sevaks team will conduct door-to-door awareness campaigns involving all eligible villagers on all schemes. Wide publicity will be achieved by posting the information on the branch notice board. Large sites of targeted villages such as Panchayat offices, schools, village pharmacies, bus stations and markets will also be used for advertising and pamphlets will be distributed. Small fairs will be organized taking into account the Kovid-19 safety guidelines.

Training and monitoringThe necessary training and infrastructure to cover all arrangements will be provided to all branches in the identified villages. The progress and achievement of the scheme’s objectives will be closely monitored at the circle, region and division levels. Monthly progress is reviewed by the Chief Post Master General. Chief Post Master General of Maharashtra Circle and Goa State, Harish Chandra Aggarwal assured the minister that Maharashtra would later be a good example of the successful implementation of the Five Star Village Scheme, paving the way for the scheme to start nationally . Director General (posts), Vineet Pandey; And Postmaster General, Mumbai region, Swati Pandey also participated in the online launch.

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