Arunachal: Khandu launches India Post Payments Bank

Chief Minister Pema Khandu today launched the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) of the Arunachal Pradesh division.


Chief Minister Pema Khandu today launched the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) of the Arunachal Pradesh division in presence of Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein.

“IPPB services will be available in 10 branches and in 50 access points across Arunachal Pradesh,” said the Chief Minister here at Dorjee Khandu Convention Centre while participating in the nation wide launch of IPPB services by Prime Minister Narendra Modi relayed from Talkotra Stadium, New Delhi.

He said, “IPPB services in Arunachal will be a major booster in reaching the unbanked and underbanked areas of the state. Postmen will provide doorstep banking through mini handheld devices and all the customers will have Aadhar enrolment facilities through them. The transfer of money will be done through biometric and QR code-based card.”

The Chief Minister later during the event handed out two QR code to account holders.

Speaking on other IT initiatives in the state, Khandu said state government has issued more than 2000 digital certificates in the form of PRC, ST, income certificates etc. To make IT services accessible in rural areas, 79 community service centres has been opened. Further the state govt has provided training to more than 1000 govt employees to impart digital skills.

He also said by December 2021, the state government aims to make all govt offices of deputy commissioners, secretariat, directorates etc paperless through e-office.

Speaking on this occasion Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein congratulated the Arunachal Pradesh Postal Division for launching of India Post Payments Bank, with 10 branches and 50 access points in Arunachal Pradesh along with the nationwide launching of the programme by the Prime Minister Narendra from New Delhi. He also expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for his visionary initiative to bring digital banking system to the door of the your bill

Mein said that IPPB will be the most accessible, approachable and conveniently located bank which would be truly called “Aapka bank, aapke dwaar”. He informed that with the launching of 3250 access points, IPPB will be spreading its footprint and leveraging the vast postal network of nearly 1.55 lakh Post Offices and 3.0 lakh postal employees in every district, town and village of the country to serve the people.

It will provides facilities such as Instant account opening at your doorstep or post office counters, Aadhaar based Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) which is Simple & secure, instant 24×7 money transfer, Hassle free cash withdrawals and deposits and convenient way to pay your bills with simple, affordable and reliable service, he further informed.

It aims to enhance digital payments and less cash transactions which would cover the rural and unbanked places and immensely beneficial for the rural people, Mein added.


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