CHENNAI: In a bid to make the postal service customer-friendly, the Indian postal department on Monday launched the India Post mobile app that would enable one to track speed post, electronic money orders and parcels sent through the postal service.
The citizen-centric Android Mobile application of Department of Posts was developed by Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology. A postal department official said that through the mobile application, the user can track his mail or parcel besides conduct a search for post office.
The tracking facility is made available on this mobile app for speed post, registered letter, insured letter, value payable letter, insured value payable letter, registered packets, registered periodicals, registered parcel, insured parcel, value payable parcel, insured value payable parcel, business parcel, express parcel and electronic Money Order (e-MO)
The user can track these by entering the articles number and touching the Track button.
The mobile app user can also get information about list of post offices by entering first four character of the name of the Post office or by entering the Pin code of the office. Even information like name of the post office, street address (location), contact details (where ever available) for the selected post office are available for the user.
The name of the Division and contact details of the Divisional Superintendent, details of Regional Postmaster General and the Chief Postmaster General will also displayed in the application, he said.
The app also has the feature to calculate the Postage (tariff) to be paid for all types of articles based on the weight entered by the user. The unique feature of the Postage Calculator is that a single query leads to the display of tariff chargeable for ordinary letter, speed post, domestic post, registered letter ordinary parcel, registered parcel, registered book pack etc depending on the distance between the two points .
Besides, the app also has features where users can check the premium payable for various types of postal or rural postal life insurance policies on the basis of the input entered. The app also shows the interest rate for savings scheme like Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, recurring deposit, time deposit (1 year, 2 year, 3 year and 5 year), monthly income scheme, senior citizen savings scheme and National Savings Certificate. It can be downloaded from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.indiapost