All post office products will be released to the rural people through the Five Star Village Scheme.
The Indian Postal Department (India Post) has launched the Five Star Village Scheme for rural areas of the country. Schemes not to reach villages will be extended through the scheme. All post office products will be released to the rural people through the Five Star Village Scheme. All the rural branches of the post office will act as one-stop shops to cater to the needs of the village people.
Products included in the Five Star Plan
(1) Savings Accounts, Recurring Deposit Accounts, NSC/100/2018 KVP
(2) Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana/Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana PPF
(3) India Post Payment Bank Savings Account
(4) Postal Life Insurance Policy/Policy Rural Postal Life Insurance Policy
(5) Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana/Yojana Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana Account
Any village can participate in four of all these 5 products. Such a village will be given four star status. If a village completes three schemes, it will be given three-star status.
Beginning as a pilot project
India Post’s scheme has been launched as a pilot project in Maharashtra. This will be implemented across the country in view of the response received. To launch the scheme, two rural districts/districts of each region are in the region. Regions have been identified. Akola and Washim in Nagpur region; Parbhani and Hingoli in Aurangabad region; Solapur and Pandharpur in Pune region; Kolhapur and Sangli in Goa region; and the Navi Mumbai area comprising Malegaon and Palghar. A total of 50 villages of each district will be covered during the current financial year 2020-2021.
How every village plans to reach
A team of five Gramin Dak Sevaks will be assigned a village where they will be tasked with selling all the products, savings and insurance schemes of the postal department. The team will lead the branch post master of the respective branch office. Postal inspectors will personally monitor the team’s progress every day. The team of Gramin Dak Sevaks will undertake door-to-door awareness campaigns on all schemes.