India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) is a subsidiary of India Post. IPPB is launched to provide basic banking facilities of Savings and current account through the vast network of Department of Posts to unbanked and underbanked population with motto of Accessibility, Affordability and Trust.
For value addition the bank is providing various services like remittance, Life insurance and General insurance, utility bill payments etc.
Apart from the above, the IPPB is also providing the service of CELC (Child Enrolment Lite Client) through which two major services are provided :-
1. Updation of Mobile and Email of a citizen.
2. Child enrolment to Aadhar (Baal Aadhaar) for children upto 5 years of age.
For providing these services, Postmen and Branch Post masters/ Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) are equipped with smart phones and portable Biometric devices with CELC apps installed in it. As of now 6,500 Postmen and Gramin Dak Sevaks in Maharashtra and Goa are onboarded to provide CELC services.
From April 2022 to till 25th July Maharashtra Circle has provided this service to 7.86 Lakh citizens including 1.08 lakh Baal Aadhaar.
To promote this service across state, the Maharashtra Postal Circle has approached the 'State Government - Women and Child Development Department' to promote this service across the State. There are 1.08 lakhs Anganwadis in Maharashtra where camps are arranged for providing Baal Aadhaar to the children.