Sunday, June 23, 2024

Navi Mumbai Region Hosts Successful Dak Community Development Programme (DCDP)

Lodhivali Village, Navi Mumbai, 22.06.2024 – Today, the Navi Mumbai Region proudly welcomed all dignitaries who were part of the India-Africa Postal Meet to the Dak Community Development Programme (DCDP) held in Lodhivali Village. This event highlighted the extensive and impactful services of the Department of Posts, underscoring its vital role in fostering socio-economic development across the nation. The event was graced by the esteemed presence of Vandita Kaul, Secretary, Department of Posts, as the Guest of Honour.

With over 1.3 lakh rural post offices and around 25,000 urban post offices, India Post boasts the world's most widely distributed postal network, delivering various Government of India schemes directly to citizens' doorsteps to achieve financial inclusion.

Under the Digital India initiative, India Post provides a range of doorstep services, including mechanized parcel delivery, AADHAAR updates, the Aadhaar Enabled Payment System, digital life certificates, and various online services like Click and Book, parcel tracking, and mobile banking. Beyond its social obligations, India Post extends its services to the commercial and e-commerce sectors.

The Dak Community Development Programme (DCDP) is a strategic initiative aimed at uplifting rural communities using India Post's extensive network. DCDP ensures essential services reach remote villages, promoting socio-economic development and financial inclusion through savings schemes, Aadhaar services, insurance, and Common Services Centre schemes.

The event featured guided tours of various stalls, including savings bank, Aadhaar, rural postal insurance, business development, Mahila Samman Savings Certificate, and Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana. Delegates also visited a stall featuring Worli paintings, with many purchasing these unique artworks. Branch postmasters demonstrated the wide array of services provided by India Post.

Dignitaries also enjoyed Maharashtra's rich cultural heritage with performances of local folk dances like Lavani and Tarpa.

Delegates from UPU, Africa, and other regions showed great interest in the DARPAN Android device, which is revolutionizing rural economic infrastructure. The interactive sessions and demonstrations provided by the Department of Posts staff showcased India's technological advancements and implementation strategies.

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