Department of Posts has started its data center at the Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City (DAKC), Navi Mumbai.
It was inaugurated by telecom minister Kapil Sibal.
The data center hosts the postal department’s servers and manages its data infrastructure centrally. Post offices across India can access daily transactions details on real time basis.
Availability of centralized information along with core banking facility will enable customers with access to their savings bank accounts and insurance policies through any post office counter, ATM, e-banking portal through mobile or internet.
The postal department can also disburse wage and pension payments for the different Government schemes with better speed. It can also ensure transparency in these citizen benefit schemes.
Availability of real time integrated information will offer increased consistency and reliability in mail, parcels and logistics delivery system in line with global standards, resulting in better public service to the people.
Department of Posts aims at the modernization and computerization of post offices in the country. It is also looking at developing software applications covering all operations including – mail operations, postal banking, insurance, finance and HR.
As part of its IT project, the postal department wants to set up IT infrastructure with a data center, Wide Area Network (WAN) based networking of the departmental post offices.
In addition, it wants to deploy IT infrastructure in all 130,000 rural post offices.