Goa Governor Dr Mridula Sinha launched India Post Payment bank Panjim Branch at a function organised by Department of post at Institute Menezes Brangaza Hall in the city on Saturday.
The main function was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi, along with simultaneous launch events at 650 branches and 3,250 access points.
Speaking on the occasion Mridula Sinha said, “This is the historic day and a big revolution has been started with launch of IPPB.
The Governor said postmen stationed both in rural and urban would provide doorstep banking services and expressed her happiness for the increase in the salary of postmen.
Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Vinay Tendulkar, addressing the gathering, said it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision that with thump impression any bank account could be opened within a few minutes.
He said IPPB would be the affordable and trusted bank for the common man to help swiftly attain the financial enclosure.
Addressing the gathering, N Vinod Kumar, Post Master general, Goa Region, informed that two branches in Goa-one in Panaji and another in Margao, was launched.
“Apart from that this today also ten access points have been launched and by December 2018 we will be having all 258 post offices of Goa offering the access point services of India Post Bank.”
He informed that around 650 postmen as ‘Gramin Dak Sevak’ would be moving around with smart phone devices.
“With the kind of network we will be able to reach the remotest part of the state and bring those whose people who don’t have bank account. This will play a major role in bringing up bank and under bank to the mainstream,” he said.
Archana Gopinath, Senior Superintendent of Post Office, Goa Region, also spoke on the occasion