CM Office Gets E-post Facility
Posted on Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at 1:45 am
An ePost facility was inaugurated in Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan’s office here on Wednesday to help fill the communication gap between the government and people. This system will help people of the state to get quick reply to their grievances from his office.
The system, introduced first time in the country, would be jointly implemented by National Informatics Centre, Postal Department and IT Department.
E-Post is an innovative service of India Post to catch up and compete with the new generation of communication tools. Customers can send their messages to any address in the country, whether or not the receiver has access to electronic mail facility. The Service is language neutral because the data is transmitted through scanning. The transmitted data is downloaded in the nearest ePost centre (normally a head post office) and the last mile reach is provided through the traditional mode of physical delivery by postmen.
This service is offered by combining the benefits of electronic transmission with the greatest strength of the postal department – its large physical network and last mile reach.
This system which was started on an experimental service from last January has handled 22,172 letters so far. This system will help people know about the movements of files and memorandums in the CM’S office and offer transparency in answering of queries
The Central Government is planning to extend these services to other states too.