Visit to General Post Office
3rd July 2015
In order to transform the entire ecosystem of public services through the use of information technology, the Government of India has launched the Digital India programme from 1st of July 2015. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the "Digital India Week", students from Grades 6 onwards went for a visit to the General Post Office (G.P.O. New Delhi) popularly known as the Gole Dak Khana 3rd of July. This visit showcased the benefit of going digital. The students were shown computerized booking of various articles of letter mail, parcel mail, opening of saving bank accounts, commemorative postage stamps issued by Department of Posts, printing of personalized “My Stamp” process of mail, post shop. They were also shown stage by stage the processing of booked articles for further dispatch to their office of destination. After the tour, Department of Posts organized a quiz competitions for students in which they won exciting prizes. The students got an insight into the digitalization process of the GPO. It was a great learning experience for the students as they were made aware of the tremendous changes which have taken place in the Postal set up after introduction of computerization and the various new schemes introduced by Department of Posts.