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Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar looks on as city MLA Sidharth Kunkalienkar operates the ATM facility at the Head Post Office on Wednesday. Also seen is postmaster general, Goa region Vinod Verma.

ATM facility launched at city post office

PANAJI

The Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday launched the ATM facility at the city Head Post Office, which is the second such facility in the state after Margao. The Panaji MLA, Sidharth Kunkalienkar was present on the occasion.

The Postmaster General, Goa region, Vinod Verma, speaking on the occasion said that the ATM project is linked to the Vision of India Post 2012 project, which aims at transforming the department of post into a technology enabled, self-reliant market leader, and envisages connecting 26,000 post offices across the country to the Core Banking Solution (CBS).

The Chief Minister in his speech said that 97 post offices in Goa, with five main Dak Ghars and two Head Post Offices have successfully retained its glory and the trust enjoyed by the department of posts for the past many years. He also maintained that today in the age of communication technology including telephone, e-mail and WhatsApp, the post offices have still retained their importance.

The city MLA Sidharth Kunkalienkar stated that the post offices have been set up in every nook and corner of the country and the true empowerment of India would among other things, come through upgradation of these post offices, with modern technology.

The ATM at the city Head Post Office will provide 24-hour service, once the related security is put in place. A personalised stamp of the Chief Minister generated by the department of post was also presented to him. The senior superintendent of post officer for Goa region, Archana Gopinath proposed the vote of thanks. NT

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