Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday launched the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) of the Arunachal Pradesh division in presence of Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein.
“IPPB services will be available in 10 branches and in 50 access points across Arunachal Pradesh,” said the Chief Minister here at Dorjee Khandu Convention Centre while participating in the nationwide launch of IPPB services by Prime Minister Narendra Modi relayed from Talkotra Stadium, New Delhi.
He said, “IPPB services in Arunachal will be a major booster in reaching the unbanked and underbanked areas of the state. Postmen will provide doorstep banking through mini handheld devices and all the customers will have Aadhar enrolment facilities through them. The transfer of money will be done through biometric and QR code-based card.”
The Chief Minister also handed out two QR code to account holders.
Speaking on other IT initiatives in the state, Khandu said state government has issued more than 2000 digital certificates in the form of PRC, ST, income certificates etc.
“To make IT services accessible in rural areas, 79 community service centres has been opened. Further the state government has provided training to more than 1000 government employees to impart digital skills,” he said.
He also said by December 2021, the state government aims to make all government offices of deputy commissioners, secretariat, directorates etc paperless through e-office.