Shimla: India Posts launched e-post, foreign exchange services and new pension facilities at various post offices and its counter in Himachal Pradesh circle today.
While launching these services in the state, HP circle chief postmaster general Humera Ahemd told media persons that e-post service was introduce in the year 2004 to bridge the digital divide and make the benefit of email available to everyone. She said that India Post was extending this facility in most of the computerized post offices of HP circle after equipping them with state-of-the-art technology under the recently commissioned ‘Project Arrow’.
She said that e-post is being widely used today as s substitute for telegrams and delivered as a fax at the doorstep as the whole message can be scanned and transmitted within a short span of time.
Even handwritten message in vernacular languages can be transmitted through e-post after scanning in the same format to receiver electronically. Customer can send their messages to any address in India with a combination of electronic transmission and physical delivery through a network of more than 1,55,000 post offices.
E-post passes messages as a soft copy through Internet and at the destination it would be delivered to the addressee in the form of hard copy the next day.