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India Post celebrates Banking Day as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

MoS Shri Devusinh Chauhan releases special cover on Muga Silk

Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications, celebrated today the Banking Day as part of the National Postal Week and Azadika Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) celebrations.

In presence of Shri Devusinh Chauhan, Minister of State for communications, Assam Postal Circle released today a special cover on Muga silk  GI TAG. On account of banking day, 5 numbers of SSA passbooks were handed over to the Girl child accompanied by their parents. An encouragement speech regarding achievement,  performance and commitment etc. of the Postal Department was delivered by the Honorable  Minister. The dias was also shared by Director IITG and the Scientists patent  Department.

The department celebrates National Postal Week in the month of October, starting with World Post Day on 9th October. Further, the Ministry of Culture has allocated the week from 11th to 17th October 2021 to the Department of Posts for celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM). Banking Day is being celebrated on 11th October 2021.

India Post celebrates Banking Day as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
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The Department operate 9 Small Savings Schemes through 1.57 lakh post offices spread across the country. Schemes under Prime Minister Jan Suraksha Yojana are also available in the post offices. Department has played a significant role in promotion of SukanyaSamriddhiYojana Accounts (SSA) under BetiBachaoBetiPadhaoAbhiyaan for empowerment of girl children. More than 2.2 Cr SSA Accounts have been opened in the post offices since the scheme was launched in January, 2015.

Department organises Financial Inclusion (FI) Melas to create financial awareness and promote Financial Inclusion

In order to further the digital financial inclusion, India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) was launched on 1st September 2018 by the Prime Minister. It fulfils the Government’s objective of having an interoperable banking access point within 5 km of any household. IPPB offers various financial and non-financial services like Aadhaar enabled Payment System (AePS) Services through Doorstep Banking, Digital Savings Account, Digital Life Certificate (JeevanPramaan) at the doorstep.

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India Post celebrates Banking Day as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
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This year, the Department is celebrating the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav by organizing Financial Inclusion (FI) Melas in all the districts in order to create financial awareness and promote Financial Inclusion. The main theme for Banking Day is the promotion of Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana. Also, various IPPB services shall be promoted through these Melas.

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: Celebrating 75 Years of India’s Independence documentary will be shown during the Mela. Videos on India’s freedom struggle will also be displayed during the Mela. Small Savings Schemes and services available through post offices including services of IPPB will be explained to the people during the Mela through audiovisuals. Top performers in the area of small savings and IPPB will also be recognised on Banking Day.

Disclaimer: This is an official press release by PIB.

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