Manoj Sinha launches Darpan to facilitate digital services in rural post offices

The NDA government Tuesday launched Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for a New India or Darpan program at an outlay of Rs 1,300 crore, under the ambitious IT modernisation initiative to facilitate 1.29 branch post offices in rural India for digital transactions and online postal services.

The initiative, kicked off by Communications Minister Manoj Sinha, would include provision of handheld devices with cellular or SIM connectivity.

The mega program of the Department of Posts (DoP) would enable a range of digital services in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s prestigious Digital India umbrella program to accelerate service delivery to all Indians.

“As a result of changes we are making in our post offices, I believe our citizens will see a new face of our postal system,” Sinha said.