Current Affair Diary 20/09/2020

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.

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05/10/2020
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