PIB | 09 May, 2023
Post signed an MoU with Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) and
Tripta Technologies in the presence of Minister of State for
Communications, Devusinh Chauhan here today. The MoU facilitates
operationalisation of a portal called 'Bharat EMart', which will provide
the facility of pick-up of consignments from the premises of traders
and will ensure delivery at the doorsteps of the consignees across the
country. It is believed that it will benefits eight crore traders
associated with CAIT.
Post in the recent past has entered into similar agreements with
Government e-Marketplace (GeM), Regional Centers of Tribal Cooperative
Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED), to provide
pick-up and delivery of parcels at the doorsteps of the consignees.
Shortly, India Post will onboard itself on the Open Network for Digital
Commerce (ONDC) platform, being developed by Ministry of Commerce as a
logistics service provider.
on the occasion, Minister of State for Communications mentioned that
Department of Posts has transformed itself with the passage of time and
demands of public. Technology induction and addition of new services
have made India Post a modern and multiple service providers. Today, it
provides banking, insurance, and the last mile delivery of benefits of
several welfare schemes run by the Government to every village through
its network of 1.59 lakh Post Offices.
Chauhan said, “Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been working
tirelessly for women's empowerment. The Department of Posts has been
playing very important role in realising this dream. Sukanya Samridhi
Scheme is among the best performing programmes of the Government which
provides the financial security to girl child.” Mahila Samman Bachat
Patra, which provides unparallel 7.5 per cent interest rate on deposits
by the women, has been proving to be a very popular scheme.
of State for Communications recalled the yeoman service provided by the
Department of Posts during Covid-19 pandemic. He said that the
Department converted calamity into opportunity by introducing digital
payments and online service through technology induction. They, in true
spirit, worked on the motto of “Aapda se Avsar” which has been inspired
by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given a clear mandate to Department of
Posts to formulate such inclusive and citizen centric policies which
would transform the life of every citizen in every village. Every
policy and action, including today’s event, of the Department is guided
by above principle, Shri Devusinh Chauhan added.
Minister expressed hope that the MoU with CAIT and Bharat e-Mart would
provide much needed logistics support to small traders in the country
which would increase their businesses and also the opportunities for
Vineet Pandey, Secretary (Posts); Shri Alok Sharma, DG Postal Services;
Shri Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary General, CAIT and Shri B C Bhartia,
MD, Tripta Technologies and other senior officials were also present on