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Five Star Villages Scheme: India Post Launches Scheme for 100% Rural Coverage; Know How It will Help People

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
Five Star Villages Scheme

In midst of the Corona crisis, the Department of Posts/Postal department of India has recently launched the 'Five Star Villages scheme' which ensures 100% rural coverage of postal schemes. Moreover, the main aim of this scheme is to ensure universal coverage of flagship postal schemes in rural areas of the country.

According to the official, the scheme seeks to bridge the gaps in public awareness and reach of postal products and services, especially in interior villages.

All postal products and services will be made available and marketed and publicized at the village level, under the Five Star Villages scheme. Branch offices will function as a one-stop-shop to cater to all post office-related needs of villagers.

Let's know about the Five Star Village scheme in detail and how it will help the common people.

The schemes covered under the Five Star scheme include:

  1. Savings Bank accounts, Recurrent Deposit Accounts, NSC / KVP certificates.
  2. Sukanya Samridhi Accounts/ PPF Accounts.
  3. Funded Post Office Savings Account linked India Post Payments Bank Accounts.
  4. Postal Life Insurance Policy/Rural Postal Life Insurance Policy and
  5. Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana Account / Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana Account.
Five Star Villages Scheme

What are the main features of the Five Star Villages Scheme?

All postal products and services will be made available and marketed and publicized at the village level, under the Five Star Villages scheme.

Branch offices will function as a one-stop-shop to cater to all post-office-related needs of villagers.

How You Will Get Benefit from This Scheme?

Two rural districts/regions of each region have been identified under this scheme. Akola and Washim in Nagpur region, Parbhani and Hingoli in the Aurangabad region, Solapur and Pandharpur in the Pune region, Kolhapur and Sangli in the Goa region, and Malegaon and Palghar in Navi Mumbai region are included. A total of 50 villages in each district will be covered during the current financial year 2020-2021.

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