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National Postal Week 2014


1. Postal Network
o Maharshtra Circle covers all the revenue districts of Maharshtra and Goa State 2214 Departmental and 10641 Branch Post Offices and 81 Panchayat Sanchar Sewa Kendras and 132Franchise Post Offices are functioning in the circle.
o In the circle, a post office serves an average area of 29.27 Sq. Km. One post office in the circle covers an average population of 8066.
o 4 Sub Post Offices and 5 Branch Post Offices are being opened during the year. Similarly there is a proposal to open 17 Franchise outlets during the year.
o A total of 49707 different types of letter boxes have been planted throughout the circle
out of which 8883 letter boxes are located in the urban and the rest 40824 in rural area.
o A total of 4925 BOs are being supplied with infrastructural equipment during the current year. 440 cash chests, 1540 name boards and 579 letter boxes are to be supplied to the BOs during the year.
2. Savings Bank
o Most of the post offices in the Circle provide Savings Bank facilities to the members of
public. Total number of different type of accounts as on 30.08.2014 is 3, 16, 96, 946.
o The Government of Maharshtra has implemented the Scheme of Payment of wages under NREGSs through POSB account. The payment of wages is being done through post offices in 29 districts. As on 30.09.2014 there are total number of accounts is 35, 59, 536. The total amount disbursed during the year is Rs. 169.29 crores.
o Core Banking facilities has been introduced in 54 Post Offices in the circle. The same is proposed to be introduced in all departmental Post offices during the next one year.
Similarly 74 more ATMs are also proposed to be commissioned in addition to the one at Chembur
3. Post Office Computerization
o All the 2214 Departmental Post Offices in the circle have since been computerised. Various internet based facilities like ePost, eMO, iMO, IMTS and e-Payment etc. have also been introduced.
4. Business Development
o Keeping the present day customer need in view, the Department has introduced various premium products like Speed Post, Logistics Post, Retail Post, Media Post, Business Post, Bill Mail Service, Direct Post etc. Express / Business Parcel service has been introduced last year keeping in view the growth in e-commerce,business.
o Maharashtra Postal Circle is also undertaking collection of MSEB, MSEDCL, BEST and Tata Power Bills in addition to MTNL, BSNL bills etc.
o Passenger Reservation System (PRS) for booking of train tickets is available in 37 post offices in the circle.
o Total Business development revenue during the period 01.04.2014 to 31.08.2014 is Rs. 283.71 crores which includes Rs. 137.22 crores from speed post. Maharashtra Postal Circle earns 15 % of All India BD revenue.
o 5. Electronic & Instant Money Order
o Most of the money orders booked in the computerized post offices are now being transmjted electronically so as to ensure payment on the same day or the next day.
Similarly, the instant money order service is also available in 2036 post offices of the circle. This facility-ensures payment of money orders instantaneously in the identified post offices of India.
5. International Money Transfer Service This service is available in 506 post offices.
6. Mobile Money Transfer Service
This service is available in 1264 post offices.
8. Postal Life Insurance / Rural Postal Life Insurance

o There are 5,15,295 PLI & 21,63,131 RPLI Policy holders in the circle as on
30.09.2014. PLI work has been computerized in all Head Post Offices. 20 Head Post Offices have also been migrated to Core Insurance Solution this year. No of claims settled during the period from 1.4.14 to 30.9.14 is as follows:
Type of No settled during the period from
claim 1.4.14 to 30.9.14
Maturity 6830
Loan 1385
Death 537

9. Project Arrow
This is a project with a focus on improving the core operations of post offices & enhancement of “look and feel” to create a unique identity. Under this project, 192 post offices have already been upgraded. 40 more Post Offices have been taken up for upgradation under Project Arrow during the current year.
10. Mail Office Modernisation
All the Mail Offices in the circle are being modernized and provided with necessary operational equipment and computers etc during the year.
11. CPI data Collection
Department of Posts has also taken up the task of collecting data relating to Consumer Price Index (Rural) on behalf of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. The data is being collected in 72 Branch Post Offices in this circle.
12. Philately
India Post has brought out number of commemorative stamps on FIFA world Cup, Indian Musicians during this year. These stamps are available in the Philatelic Bureau / Counters located in .the Head Post Offices of the circle.. District Level Philatelic Exhibitions are going to be held at Mumbai, Goa and Aurangabad during the year. My Stamp counters have been opened at 10 post offices for providing personalized postage stamps to our esteemed customers. 25 special covers have also been released on different occasions.


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