Five Star Villages Scheme
✓Ministry: The Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications.
✓Aim: To bridge the gaps in public awareness and reach of postal products and services, especially in interior villages.
✓To ensure universal coverage of flagship postal schemes in rural areas of the country.
✓It has three components: (1) Product and Service Availability; (2) Product and Service Publicity; (3) Product and Service Marketing.
✓Branch offices will function as one-stop shops to cater all post office related needs of the villagers.
✓Implemented by: A team of five Gramin Dak Sevaks. They will be assigned a village for marketing of all products, savings and insurance schemes.
✓Team will be headed by: Branch Post Master of the concerned Branch Office.
✓The scheme is being launched on pilot basis in Maharashtra. Based on the experience, it will be implemented nation-wide.