India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has enabled 1.36 lakh Post Offices to provide banking services

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has enabled 1.36 lakh Post Offices to provide banking services

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

LOKSABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1254
TO BE ANSWERED ON 9THFEBRUARY, 2022

POST OFFICE BANKS

1254.  SHRI B.B.PATIL
           SHRI CHANDESHWAR PRASAD

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:

(a) the number of Post Office Banks established so far across the country;

(b) the State-wise list of the people benefited therefrom;

(c) the number of new Post Office Banks planned to be set up in the coming Financial Year;

(d) whether the Government proposes to provide some other facilities by expanding facilities in these Post Office Banks; and

POST OFFICE BANKS

(e) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR COMMUNICATIONS 

(SHRI DEVUSINH CHAUHAN)

(a) India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) did a nationwide launch on September 1, 2018 with 650 branches/controlling offices. India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has enabled 1.36 lakh Post Offices to provide banking services and has equipped nearly 1.89 lakh Postmen and Gramin Dak Sevaks with smartphone and biometric device to provide doorstep banking services.

(b) State/UT wise list of the number of people benefited from IPPB is attached at Annexure-I.

(c) As per mandate, all 650 IPPB branches are already functioning. No new Post Office bank is under consideration.

(d)&    (e)   Details of the services currently available from IPPB is attached at Annexure-II. Further, IPPB adds new facilities as per the customer’s requirements from time to time.

 Annexure-I

ANNEXURE  REFERRED  IN  REPLY  TO  PART  (b)  OF  LOK  SABHA  UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1254 FOR 09/02/2022 REGARDING POST OFFICE BANKS

State/UT wise list of the number of beneficiaries of IPPB as on 31.01.2022 is as under:

S. No.

State/UT Name

Accounts opened

1

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

1,701

2

ANDHRA PRADESH

36,63,450

3

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

58,474

4

ASSAM

4,97,780

5

BIHAR

84,26,012

6

CHANDIGARH

51,790

7

CHHATTISGARH

5,98,407

8

DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI

24,444

9

DELHI

3,50,790

10

GOA

42,125

11

GUJARAT

18,29,741

12

HARYANA

7,48,576

13

HIMACHAL PRADESH

4,41,512

14

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

1,49,975

15

JHARKHAND

9,47,680

16

KARNATAKA

27,29,009

17

KERALA

10,55,365

18

LADAKH

2,716

19

LAKSHADWEEP

574

20

MADHYA PRADESH

26,34,866

21

MAHARASHTRA

55,89,979

22

MANIPUR

2,41,141

23

MEGHALAYA

44,010

24

MIZORAM

47,208

25

NAGALAND

99,104

26

ODISHA

18,18,877

27

PUDUCHERRY

36,699

28

PUNJAB

6,31,193

29

RAJASTHAN

24,47,412

30

SIKKIM

8,284

31

TAMIL NADU

28,34,606

32

TELANGANA

21,53,009

33

TRIPURA

67,689

34

UTTAR PRADESH

80,54,777

35

UTTARAKHAND

3,53,430

36

WEST BENGAL

20,25,737

Total

507,08,142

Annexure-II

ANNEXURE REFERRED IN REPLY TO PART (e) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1254 FOR 09/02/2022 REGARDING POST OFFICE BANKS

Current products and services offered by India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) are as under:

  • Paperless & Instant account opening

  • Savings accounts for citizens including Aadhaar  Seeding for DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) beneficiaries

  • Current Accounts for merchants

  • Virtual Debit Card

  • Cash Deposit/ Cash Withdrawal services

  • Domestic Money Transfer services – Immediate Payment Service (IMPS), National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT), Real Time Gross Settlement(RTGS), Unified Payment Interface(UPI)

  • Bill  Payment  services  -  Bill  payment  of  utility  bills,  (Direct-to-Home)  DTH/Mobile recharges, EMI (Equated Monthly Instalment) payments, insurance etc.

  • Insurance services for IPPB customers Life, Health, Vehicle insurance &Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY)

  • Post Office Savings Account (POSA) linkage with IPPB accounts

  • Online  Payment  for  Post  Office  Savings  schemes  –  Public  Provident  Fund  (PPF), Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (SSA), Recurring Deposit (RD)

  • Digital Life Certificate (DLC) services – Facilitate submission of DLC for any pensioners of central/state/Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)

  • Aadhaar based services – Mobile Number update in Aadhaar for any citizen and Child Enrolment services for any child (0 - 5-year-old)

  • Cash  Management  services  –  Collection  of  dues  from  customers  of  corporates/ government bodies


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