Jamshedpur, June 16: The Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology (IT), Ravi Shankar Prasad is scheduled to visit Jamshedpur on June 17 and 18. During his visit to the steel city, Prasad will inaugurate the Delivery App at Bistupur post office.
There is no need for users to visit the post office any more. They can now get postage stamps and envelopes delivered at their doorstep.
A new mobile app, launched by the postal department, not only introduces residents to their postman, but also allows them to order stamps and envelopes. Once residents enter their area, the app, called My Postman, throws up the name, number and photo of that area’s postman.
The app will help people provide information as to when will the postman deliver the speed post, registered post and parcel.
People will also get to know online about the location of the goods they have speed post or register. In Jharkhand the service will be begin from Jamshedpur. The post man delivers speed post, registered post, express parcel and business parcel in villages also.
According to the current facility, after the parcel is delivered to the concerned person the postman gets the receiver to sign on a delivery slip.
But, there have been several complaints that postman without delivering the speed post or registered post, sign on the delivery paper them and complete the procedure.
However, with the new facility in place the old system will complete end. Under the new facility the postman will be provided with the mobile phone from the department while speed post, registered post and parcel will be booked by the department and the people who book their parcel can check the status on the website of the postal department.
Now, when the postman comes to deliver the speed post or parcel to the concerned person, he will take the signature on the mobile through the App and not on a delivery sheet.
AP Singh, Senior postmaster of Singhbhum Circle, said, ‘In the first phase Eight postman of Kadma post office will get facility to use mobile app and later all the post offices and postman will be incorporated in the facility. With the Postman Mobile App the parcel service will be regularized’, he added.
“Once the customer has the credentials, he can coordinate with the postman while awaiting delivery of important documents like passports,” said Singh.
Along with this, all postmen have been asked to carry smart phones so that they can home deliver stamps and envelopes, which residents can order through the app. In fact, the app is part of a series of initiatives by the department to rejuvenate the dying business