Maoist-hit areas to get more post offices: Odisha Chief Postmaster General

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Bhubaneswar: In order to enable people to reap the benefits of innovative financially inclusive scheme in Odisha, the government has decided to open more post offices across Naxal-affected districts.

Addressing a press conference on the occasion of World Post Day yesterday, Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle,  Santosh Kumar Kamila said, nearly 133 post offices will be set up in Maoist-affected regions of Odisha, out of which 40 (27 in Sambalpur and 13 in Sundargarh) have been functional so far.

He further stated that India Post has opened Rayagada Head Post Office and Rourkela Head Post Office in the months of April and June respectively in Odisha Circle to provide postal services to the customers in southern and western regions of the state.

Meanwhile, the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications is offering India Post Payments Bank at various regions in the state.

A total of 3,49,350 IPPB accounts have been opened so far, out of which 45,932 accounts have been linked with saving accounts of India Post in Odisha, the 1986-batch Indian Postal Service (IPS) officer said.

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