More than 10 thousand accounts were opened by the Postal Department by organising a special campaign in Varanasi Region to provide the facility of DBT payment directly into the beneficiary account. In keeping with the ambitious mission of Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to promote digital banking and financial inclusion, these paperless accounts were opened only by Aadhaar and mobile number. The above information was given by Postmaster General of Varanasi Region Shri Krishna Kumar Yadav. So far, more than 8 lakh people have opened India Post Payments Bank accounts in Varanasi Region and are availing its services sitting at home.
Postmaster General Shri Krishna Kumar Yadav said that through India Post Payments Bank, digital and paperless banking facilities are being made easily available to everyone from kitchens to farms, schools to offices and shops. People sitting at home are now able to withdraw the DBT amount sent under social security schemes through the postmen. The postman is reaching where no one else reaches. Now postmen and Gramin Dak Sevaks have become mobile banks. Even helpless people who are physically disabled, old people or in remote rural areas where ATM facility is not available, the postman of the postal department is withdrawing money from their bank accounts and making it available to the people. Everyday a person can withdraw an amount of up to Rs 10,000 from his Aadhaar linked bank account from the micro ATM available with the postmen.
Postmaster General Shri Krishna Kumar Yadav said that during this campaign, people are being provided the facility to open India Post Payments Bank accounts at their doorstep, in Post Offices or on-spot in remote areas. Premium account of India Post Payment Bank can also be opened with just ₹200. As soon as the account is opened, it is linked to Aadhaar and NPCI. This account can be made online immediately, through which all types of subsidies like- Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandan Yojana, Ujjwala Subsidy, Scholarship for students, Widow Pension Scheme, benefits for nutrition/school bags for students in council schools can be availed. Like DBT of all the schemes of Government of India and State Government will start receiving in IPPB account immediately. Through this account, many facilities like mobile and DTH recharge, electricity and water bill payment are available. Besides, by linking the premium account with the savings account of the Postal Department, one can avail the facility of depositing money from home in various schemes of the Postal Department like savings account, recurring account, Sukanya and PPF account.