The Postal Department will recruit around 55,000 gramin dak sevaks through online mode in November, said the newly appointed secretary to the department of posts, BV Sudhakar.
"The relevant software to facilitate online recruitment has been made available and is under testing. The online method of recruitment is to ensure transparency," he said.
Earlier, the department had launched the National Service Call Centre- 1924 on September 12.
"This is to address the grievances of the postal customers. Customers can call up this number and they will be given a unique 11-digit ticket ID to check the status of their complaint," said Sudhakar.
Post Payment Bank
- Regarding the Post Payment Bank, he said the aim should be on government-to- customer service by providing services like Direct Benefit Transfer which could also aid in financial inclusion
- "There will be no lending to the customers and deposits can be made up to 1 lakh," he said
- The department hopes to set up 650 branches of Post Payment Bank by May 2017
About the use of social power, Sudhakar said that 4,000 postal buildings all over the country will utilize social in the coming days. The initiative will start from Post Headquarters of India in New Delhi.