India Post launched 5 Star Villages Scheme to ensure 100 percent rural coverage of postal schemes

Five Star Villages Scheme aims to bridge the gaps in public awareness and reach of postal products and services, especially in interior villages.
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Updated: Sep 11, 2020 08:27:45 pm

India Post launched 5 Star Villages Scheme to ensure 100 percent rural coverage of postal schemes

11 September 2020 Current Affairs:The Department of Posts, under the Ministry of Communications, has launched the Five Star Villages Scheme. The aim is to ensure universal coverage of flagship postal schemes in rural areas of the country. The scheme was launched by Union State for Communications Minister Sanjay Dhotre.

Five Star Villages Scheme:
♦ Five Star Villages Scheme aims to bridge the gaps in public awareness and reach of postal products and services, especially in interior villages. 
♦ Under the scheme, all postal products and services will be made available and marketed and publicized at the village level. 
♦ The branch offices will function as a one-stop-shop to cater to all post-office-related needs of villagers. 
♦ The schemes covered under the Five Star scheme are:
    i) Savings Bank accounts, Recurrent Deposit Accounts, National Savings Certificate (NSC) / Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) certificates, 
    ii) Sukanya Samridhi Accounts/ Public Provident Fund (PPF) Accounts, 
    iii) Funded Post Office Savings Account linked India Post Payments Bank Accounts,
    iv) Postal Life Insurance Policy / Rural Postal Life Insurance Policy
    v) Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana Account / Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana Account
♦ The five schemes will be implemented by a team of 5 Gramin Dak Sevaks. They will be assigned a village for the marketing of all products, savings, and insurance schemes of the Department of Posts. 
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